Romantic conceptualism  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Romantic conceptualism (also known as conceptual romanticism) is a strand of conceptual art which seeks to place emotion and a sense of 'the hand of the author' over the cold intellectualism of most conceptual art.

The movement has its roots in age old ideals of romanticism. It draws on aspects of magic realism and cynical realism.

There was coindidentally an exhibition at the American Federation of the Arts curated by Jorg Heiser of Frieze magazine, which aimed to point towards a group of artists since the sixties who have an evident element of romanticism in a conceptual practice.

Early forerunners of romantic conceptualism include Cornelia Parker, Bas Jan Ader, Sophie Calle, and Tacita Dean.

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