conceptual art

noun
art in which emphasis is placed on the means and processes of producing art objects rather than on the objects themselves and in which the various tools and techniques, as photographs, photocopies, video records, and the construction of environments and earthworks, are used to convey the message to the spectator.
Also called concept art.

conceptual artist, noun
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conceptual art
 
n
art in which the idea behind a particular work, and the means of producing it, are more important than the finished work

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The logistical challenges of making conceptual art can be tremendous.
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