1989 in art

The year 1989 in art involved some significant events and new works.

List of years in art (table)







January to June

July to December

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See also


  1. ^ "Magiciens de la Terre: Reconsidered", Tate Modern, 2013.
  2. ^ "Making Art Global (Part 2): 'Magiciens de la Terre' 1989", Afterall.
  3. ^ Jean Fisher, "The Other Story and the Past Imperfect", Tate Papers no. 12 (ISSN 1753-9854), Tate.
  4. ^ "Lisa Milroy - Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool museums". Liverpoolmuseums.org.uk. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
1989 in New Zealand

The following lists events that happened during 1989 in New Zealand.

1989 in fine arts of the Soviet Union

The year 1989 was marked by many events that left an imprint on the history of Soviet and Russian Fine Arts.


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Caitlin Flanagan

Caitlin Flanagan (born 1961) is an American writer and social critic. A contributor to The Atlantic since February 2001, she was a staff writer for The New Yorker in 2004 and 2005, contributing five articles, including To Hell with All That.She is the author of To Hell with All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife (2006) and Girl Land (2012).

Centennial Fountain (Seattle University)

Centennial Fountain is a fountain at the Seattle University campus by George Tsutakawa, in Seattle, Washington. The fountain was installed in 1989.

Flight Patterns

Flight Patterns, also known informally as Flying People, is a seven-panel photographic sculpture installation of 176 black and white cutouts by David Joyce, designed to be installed in 1989 in Concourse A at the Eugene Airport in the U.S. state of Oregon. During airport construction in 2015–2016, it was moved to Lane Community College. The airport renovations were completed by early January 2017, and all but about 30 of the original Flight Patterns images were reinstalled at the airport in early December 2017.

Korean Temple Bell

Korean Temple Bell, part of the sound installation by composer Robert Coburn called Bell and Wind Environment (along with Bell Circles II), is an outdoor bronze bell by an unknown Korean artist, housed in a brick and granite pagoda outside the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, United States. The temple bell was gifted by the people of Ulsan, South Korea, and dedicated on January 11, 1989. It cost $59,000 and was funded through the Convention Center's One Percent for Art program and by private donors. According to the Smithsonian Institution, some residents raised concerns about the bell's religious symbolism and its placement outside a public building. It was surveyed by the Smithsonian's "Save Outdoor Sculpture!" program in July 1993, though its condition was undetermined.

Magiciens de la terre

Magiciens de la Terre was a contemporary art exhibit at the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Grande halle de la Villette in 1989.

Marie Curie Gargoyle

Marie Curie Gargoyle is an outdoor 1989 sculpture by Wayne Chabre, installed on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Oregon, in the United States. The hammered copper sheet high-relief of Marie Curie measures approximately 2.5 feet (0.76 m) x 2 feet (0.61 m) x 1.5 feet (0.46 m). It was surveyed by the Smithsonian Institution's "Save Outdoor Sculpture!" program in March 1993, though its condition was undetermined. The sculpture is administered by the University of Oregon.


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Something more (Tracey Moffatt)

Something more is a 1989 photographic work by Australian artist Tracey Moffatt.

It was commissioned by the Murray Art Museum Albury (formerly the Albury Regional Art Gallery) and shot in Link Studios in Wodonga. It consists of nine photographs: six colour and three black-and-white.The series references the works of Drysdale and Namatjira.The series is also known as "Something More #1 1989" or "Something More".

Tank Man

Tank Man (also known as the Unknown Protester or Unknown Rebel) is the nickname of an unidentified man who stood in front of a column of tanks on June 5, 1989, the morning after the Chinese military had suppressed the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 by force. As the lead tank maneuvered to pass by the man, he repeatedly shifted his position in order to obstruct the tank's attempted path around him. The incident was filmed and smuggled out to a worldwide audience. Internationally, it is considered one of the most iconic images of all time. Inside China, the image and the events leading up are subject to heavy state censorship, and as a result they are being forgotten.There is no reliable information about the identity or fate of the man; the story of what happened to the tank crew is also unknown. At least one witness has stated that "Tank Man" was not the only person who had opposed the tanks during the protest. Shao Jiang, who was a student leader, said: "I witnessed a lot of the people standing up, blocking the tanks." Tank Man is unique in that he is the only one who was photographed and recorded on video.

Timeline of art

This page indexes the individual year in art pages; see also Art periods. This is a list of the Visual Arts only; for Music see Timeline of musical events.

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Zebra Fish (sculpture)

Zebra Fish is an outdoor 1989 sculpture by Wayne Chabre, installed at the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Oregon, in the United States. The hammered copper sheet high-relief measures approximately 3.5 feet (1.1 m) x 3 feet (0.91 m) x 2 feet (0.61 m). It was surveyed and deemed "treatment needed" by the Smithsonian Institution's "Save Outdoor Sculpture!" in March 1993. It is administered by the University of Oregon.

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