Installation: Between the Artistic and Architectural Project


  • Marija Zečević



art installation, architectural design, critical spatial practice, third place, interdisciplinary


The subject of this research is the art installation, a spatial creativity that arises in relation between art and architecture. In a more narrow definition, the subject of the research is installations created in the formative period of the 60s and 70s up to the present. As a ‘critical spatial practice’ art installations are conceived in the form of alternative proposals for settlements which enter the field of architectural design. Ideas concerning new sets of relations between the subject and a spatial order indicate the potential of the use of the concept of art installations in architectural design. The initial hypothesis is that art installations represent the articulation of a place of dialogue between art and architecture, which opens up a new field of research in architectural design. The aim of the research is to show the position of art installations as architectural projects. The applied methodological procedures approach architectural design in a manner of synthesizing the architecture and art in a new form of visual culture. The paper deals with the study of artistic concepts in terms of design, which emphasizes the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to research and the importance of integrating the principles of art in the field of architectural design. The main contribution of this paper is reflected in the expansion of the problem and thematic framework of research on architectural design, contemporary art and their relation.

Author Biography

Marija Zečević

Independent theoretician and architect, Belgrade

Holds a PhD in architecture from the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade 2016 with the theme “The use of concept of art installations in architectural design”. The author of the monograph of national importance Authorial position of the architect Mustafa Musić, the award-winning publication of The 34th Salon of Architecture in Belgrade. Her research work deals with the relationship of architecture and art, as well as examination of border instability of employment and conditions of overcoming disciplinary restrictions. She concerns with the design of the interior, and the phenomenon of sensation in the experience of interior space. She is the author and producer of many interior projects in Serbia and abroad.


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How to Cite

Zečević, M. (2017). Installation: Between the Artistic and Architectural Project. AM Journal of Art and Media Studies, (12), 55–70.