AKENATON / DOC/K/S (F):- Indians, Africans etc. ... have always made installations. A museum is an installation. A town is another.
Miklós Zoltán BAJI / BMZ (H): - After a while all artworks degrade to be traditional.
Tiziana BARACCHI (I): - It is the work really free and near architecture.
Lilian A. BELL (USA): - Sometimes the installation artist works on a smaller “traditional” work that is a kind of proto-type for a future installation.
Derek Michael BESANT (CDN/MEX): - Installation is all context. We can look at a ruin of an ancient city and see it as an installation, even though those who built it did not see that concept.
David BORAWSKI (USA): - One is the natural extension of the other.
Bruno CAPATTI (I): - The installation utilizes the real space for representation. The traditional work represent the space. In this work the space and the time are “virtual”, in installation they are real. The installation invades the space and also the space of mind.
Luisella CARRETTA (I): - I believe that installations are more effective ways of rendering the material and the tangible; what comes across is a more powerful message not only for the mind but also for the body. The large size and the fact that the visitor is able not only to observe but also to physically enter the space where the artist has woven his/her magic, may perhaps explain why an installation proves different from a two-dimensional work hanging on a wall (artwork), which calls for a greater capacity for abstraction if it is to be fully understood.
György GALÁNTAI (H): - I mean by “traditional artwork” the artwork which has become a commercial product manipulated or dispossessed by the financial world or by religious, ideological, or political powers, and thus has become the object of “anti-art” manipulations. The owner of a traditional artwork uses it for installing his/her own interests of power: uses it for “non-artistic” purposes. Artists say that installation does not want to be art but the means of thinking, imagination, the freedom of the mind, progress, survival and communication; and as such - information.
James JOHNSON (USA): - The relationship of traditional artwork to installations is that while artworks may be installed, installations must.
Dobrica KAMPERELIC (SRB): - Oh, installation is a better way to express esthetic opinions and I can correct it with new elements anytime. Traditional artworks like sculptures, paintings, drawings. or tableau-vivant must give place to: mobiles (kinetic art), ambiental works, installations, lumino-works.
Péter KECSKÉS (H): - The installations have opened a new perspective primarily in relation to the space as opposed to traditional artworks.
Július KOLLER (SK): - Idea and material character (dimensions, spatiality) of installations extend (spread) creation facilities (possibilities) of fine art.
Sabrina LINDEMANN (NL): - I think that making installations has already become a tradition. For me installation is more exciting than other mediums, because of its totality. It speaks to all of my senses. I can walk into it, sometimes I can even touch, smell, hear it. I will be always part of it, if I like or not.
Michael LUMB (GB): - Traditional artwork is more likely to be produced for commercial reasons.
Willi R. MELNIKOV-STARQUIST (RUS): - I think that installation is a unique sort of symbiosis of traditional works; it's just their reincarnation!
Mit MITROPOULOS (GR): - Most traditional artworks are currently decorative. Installations permit me to organize space and I need them for the interactive behaviour in them.
Emilio MORANDI (I): - For me installation is out of the academic disciplines, in a total freedom of expression.
Jean-François ROBIC (F): - I don't see any difference, unless material, between traditional works and installations. As an artist and as a teacher I can say that installation is already a traditional medium used by many artists and students in varied ways and very different contexts, for many years.
Lada SEGA (SLO): - Installation is a traditional artwork, because it is a product of many traditions. I don't accept the word “traditional”, because everything and nothing can be traditional.
Ronald SPERLING (BR): - Traditional artworks can be used as a complement of an installation and vice versa.
Janos SUGÁR (H): - If “traditional artwork” existed than the relationship would be fraternal and friendly.
Rod SUMMERS (NL): - I think of installation as a traditional artwork.
W. Mark SUTHERLAND (CDN): - Traditional works of art support fetishism and commodity exchange, installations should be ephemeral, their inherent context should change within each given site (location) and with each and every viewer.
Bene TREVISAN (BR): - When I'm with a conventional work I can turn it into an installation.
László ÚJVÁROSSY (RO): - The relation between installation and traditional art is quite close in one way. Both could use similar composition elements like: structure, rhythm, etc. but the installation activates the viewer purposely, we could even talk about interactive works here, which is lacking from the traditional arts.