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Inspired by earlier artists but developed as a genre in its own right in the last few decades of the twentieth century, installation art is now recognized by academic institutions.It has long been seen as an example of ‘anti-establishment’ artwork, since it is typically created in public spaces and involves the use of ‘everyday’ materials, unlike conventional artwork that, even though usually meant for public consumption, is created in a private space.Installation art in contemporary times also uses emerging forms of artistic representation such as videos, social networks and aspects of virtual reality.This form of art, like traditional art, can be either realistic or abstract in its representation of reality.

Straddling the boundaries between sculpture and painting, installation art gives more priority to the intention of the artist rather than the physical form or structure of the art: its purpose is often to relay a specific message through the medium chosen by the artist.Artists such as ‘Banksy’, known only by his pseudonym and famous for his street art that is meant as a caricature of political institutions, often use their art as a medium of socio-political activism.

From the audience’s perspective, installation art also gives an unprecedented amount of importance to the viewer’s subjective perception of the artwork. The intention of the artist is therefore supplemented by the way in which viewers perceive the artwork.This vision of art overturns the traditional Platonic view of image theory, which gives the form and intention of the artwork far more predominance than external perspectives on the work. There are no ‘ideal’ forms in the creation and exhibition of installation art.This attribute is as it should be: art, after all, requires both an artist and an audience in order to flourish, and nowhere is this creator-viewer relationship more prominent than in the study and appreciation of installation art, which embraces the flawed and fragmented nature of reality.


1. Which of the following CANNOT be inferred from the passage?
A. Installation art as a separate genre of art is not more than a century old.
B. Most artists from the genre of installation art use their art form as a medium of socio-political activism.
C. Installation art contains elements of both sculpture and painting.
D. It is unlikely that in the past, installation art was studied in school by students of art.
E. Installation art is a less rigid form of art, laying out no guidelines for how art is to be created or viewed.

A. Incorrect: Can be Inferred
This information can be derived from the first sentence of the passage (ref. below):
Inspired by earlier artists but developed as a genre in its own right in the last few decades of the twentieth century, installation art…

B.Correct: Inconsistent
The talk about socio-political activism takes place with reference to certain artists of installation art who, like Banksy, use it convey socio-political messages. However, we are not told what proportion of the artists from this genre do so. Hence, the word “most” cannot be justified.

C. Incorrect: Can be Inferred
This statement can be derived from the second paragraph. The author describes IA as “straddling the boundaries between sculpture and painting...”.

D.Incorrect: Can be Inferred
The author says in the first sentence that “installation art is now recognized by academic institutions.” From this statement, we can infer that universities did not recognize IA in the past, and hence that it was unlikely that IA was a part of curriculums in the past.

E.Incorrect: Can be Inferred
This choice captures much of the essence of final paragraph in which we are told that IA gives importance to the subjective opinions of viewers and how it does not have any “ideal” forms in terms of creation and exhibition of art.




2. The author’s reference to Banksy serves primarily to
A. give an example of contemporary artists who often use pseudonyms.
B. establish that contemporary art often criticizes political organizations.
C. prove that caricatures can also be categorized as legitimate art.
D. illustrate how street art forms a well-known part of installation art.
E. to exemplify the use of installation art to convey messages

A. Incorrect: Out of Scope
We don’t know from the passage whether artists today often use pseudonyms. According to the passage, this is true only of Banksy.
B. Incorrect: Out of Scope
Banksy is referred to in the context of some artists from the genre of IA — not of contemporary art in general.
C. Incorrect: Out of Scope
There is no discussion on whether caricatures count as 'legitimate' art.
D. Incorrect: Out of Context
The information given about street art is with reference to the form of art work produced by Banksy but it is not the reason that Banksy is mentioned.
E.Correct
the author uses the example of artists such as Banksy to elaborate on the earlier point about how IA is less concerned with the form of the art itself and instead concentrates on the specific message that the artists want to convey.




3. According to the author, which of the following is a feature of installation art but not of traditional art?
A. sticks to ideal forms in the creation of art
B. not created in a private space
C. follows the Platonic model of image theory
D. can be either realistic or abstract
E. is used for social activism

A. Incorrect: Opposite
This is not a feature of IA. The author states in the last paragraph that :
There are no ‘ideal’ forms in the creation and exhibition of installation art.
B. Correct
This indeed is a feature of IA that it does not share with traditional art. The author states in paragraph 1 that IA is “typically created in public spaces” and is “unlike conventional artwork that…is created in a private space”.
C. Incorrect: Opposite
This is not a feature of IA. The author states in the last paragraph that Platonic image theory is “traditional”, and that IA “overturns” this perspective.
D. Incorrect: Opposite
This feature is stated at the end of the first paragraph as a similarity between IA and traditional art.
E. Incorrect: Inconsistent
While the author does state in paragraph 2 that IA is used for social activism, the passage does not say that traditional art cannot be used for the same purpose.




4. Which of the following is the primary purpose of the passage?
A. To argue that a certain art genre, though different from traditional art, should get the same status as most other art forms
B. To analyze an art genre while differentiating it from conventional art
C. To discuss the features of an art form that is by far the most unconventional of all art genres
D. To trace the history of an art form that is a departure from traditional art
E. To describe the relevance of the perspectives of the viewers of art who are given special importance by one art genre

A. Incorrect: Out of Scope
The author never argues for any kind of recognition that the author deems should be given to installation art.
B.Correct
This answer choice is closest to our understanding of the passage and our analysis in the pre-thinking section.
C. Incorrect: Inconsistent
Yes, the author discusses the features of installation art, which is unlike traditional art in many ways, but we have no basis to conclude from the passage that it is the most unconventional art form.
D. Incorrect: Partial Scope
This choice rightly captures the essence of the first paragraph but fails to account for the scope of the other two paragraphs.
E. Incorrect: Partial Scope
This choice partially covers the scope of only the third paragraph.


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Skywalker18 : I like the passages you post as they have perfect drafting with optimum number of questions.

9: 53 minutes . All correct.

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Q1. Which of the following CANNOT be inferred from the passage?
A. Installation art as a separate genre of art is not more than a century old.
- my question : how can we infer option A ?
The passage only says " Inspired by earlier artists but developed as a genre in its own right in the last few decades of the twentieth century".It may happen that this art from has been there from 19th century and came to prominence only in last few decades of 20th century.

Q4. What is the difference between the option B & option E ? - a bit confused !
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1. Which of the following CANNOT be inferred from the passage?


A. Installation art as a separate genre of art is not more than a century old.

Incorrect: Can be Inferred. This information can be derived from the first sentence of the passage (ref. below):

Inspired by earlier artists but developed as a genre in its own right in the last few decades of the twentieth century, installation art…

B. Most artists from the genre of installation art use their art form as a medium of socio-political activism.

Correct: Inconsistent. The talk about socio-political activism takes place with reference to certain artists of installation art who, like Banksy, use it convey socio-political messages. However, we are not told what proportion of the artists from this genre do so. Hence, the word “most” cannot be justified.

C. Installation art contains elements of both sculpture and painting.

Incorrect: Can be Inferred. This statement can be derived from the second paragraph. The author describes IA as “straddling the boundaries between sculpture and painting...”.

D. It is unlikely that in the past, installation art was studied in school by students of art.

Incorrect: Can be Inferred. The author says in the first sentence that “installation art is now recognized by academic institutions. ”From this statement, we can infer that universities did not recognize IA in the past, and hence that it was unlikely that IA was a part of curriculums in the past.

E. Installation art is a less rigid form of art, laying out no guidelines for how art is to be created or viewed.

Incorrect: Can be Inferred. This choice captures much of the essence of final paragraph in which we are told that IA gives importance to the subjective opinions of viewers and how it does not have any “ideal” forms in terms of creation and exhibition of art.

2. The author’s reference to Banksy serves primarily to


A. give an example of contemporary artists who often use pseudonyms.

Incorrect: Out of Scope. We don’t know from the passage whether artists today often use pseudonyms. According to the passage, this is true only of Banksy.

B. establish that contemporary art often criticizes political organizations.

Incorrect: Out of Scope. Banksy is referred to in the context of some artists from the genre of IA — not of contemporary art in general.

C. prove that caricatures can also be categorized as legitimate art.

Incorrect: Out of Scope. There is no discussion on whether caricatures count as 'legitimate' art.

D. illustrate how street art forms a well-known part of installation art.

Incorrect: Out of Context. The information given about street art is with reference to the form of art work produced by Banksy but it is not the reason that Banksy is mentioned.

E. to exemplify the use of installation art to convey messages

Correct. The author uses the example of artists such as Banksy to elaborate on the earlier point about how IA is less concerned with the form of the art itself and instead concentrates on the specific message that the artists want to convey.

3. According to the author, which of the following is a feature of installation art but not of traditional art?


A. sticks to ideal forms in the creation of art

Incorrect: Opposite. This is not a feature of IA. The author states in the last paragraph that : There are no ‘ideal’ forms in the creation and exhibition of installation art.

B. not created in a private space

Correct. This indeed is a feature of IA that it does not share with traditional art. The author states in paragraph 1 that IA is “typically created in public spaces” and is “unlike conventional artwork that…is created in a private space”.

C. follows the Platonic model of image theory

Incorrect: Opposite. This is not a feature of IA. The author states in the last paragraph that Platonic image theory is “traditional”, and that IA “overturns” this perspective.

D. can be either realistic or abstract

Incorrect: Opposite. This feature is stated at the end of the first paragraph as a similarity between IA and traditional art.

E. is used for social activism

Incorrect: Inconsistent. While the author does state in paragraph 2 that IA is used for social activism, the passage does not say that traditional art cannot be used for the same purpose.

4. Which of the following is the primary purpose of the passage?


A. To argue that a certain art genre, though different from traditional art, should get the same status as most other art forms

Incorrect: Out of Scope. The author never argues for any kind of recognition that the author deems should be given to installation art.

B. To analyze an art genre while differentiating it from conventional art

Correct. This answer choice is closest to our understanding of the passage and our analysis in the pre-thinking section.

C. To discuss the features of an art form that is by far the most unconventional of all art genres

Incorrect: Inconsistent. Yes, the author discusses the features of installation art, which is unlike traditional art in many ways, but we have no basis to conclude from the passage that it is the most unconventional art form.

D. To trace the history of an art form that is a departure from traditional art

Incorrect: Partial Scope. This choice rightly captures the essence of the first paragraph but fails to account for the scope of the other two paragraphs.

E. To describe the relevance of the perspectives of the viewers of art who are given special importance by one art genre

Incorrect: Partial Scope. This choice partially covers the scope of only the third paragraph.
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BARUAH wrote:
Q1. Which of the following CANNOT be inferred from the passage?
A. Installation art as a separate genre of art is not more than a century old.
- my question : how can we infer option A ?
The passage only says " Inspired by earlier artists but developed as a genre in its own right in the last few decades of the twentieth century".It may happen that this art from has been there from 19th century and came to prominence only in last few decades of 20th century.

Inspired by earlier artists but developed as a genre in its own right in the last few decades of the twentieth century,

Q4. What is the difference between the option B & option E ? - a bit confused !


4. Which of the following is the primary purpose of the passage?

B. To analyze an art genre while differentiating it from conventional artcorrect overall purpose of the passage.
E. To describe the relevance of the perspectives of the viewers of art who are given special importance by one art genre
Only discussed in last para and is not the main point,it is there only for discussing the viewers prespective and its importance.
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