FROM IMAGINARY TO REAL: TRADIONALIST PERSPECTIVE IN CONTEMPORARY TURKISH ART IN THE POST-1980s
HAYALDEN GERÇEĞE: 1980 SONRASI ÇAĞDAŞ TÜRK SANATI'NDA GELENEKÇİ YAKLAŞIM

Author : Şeyda BARLAS BOZKUŞ
Number of pages : 16-28

Summary

The paper will focus on the relationship between contemporary Turkish art and traditional concepts in last thirty years. It will seek to show how contemporary artists employ national history and aesthetic in their construction of post-modernism. While contemporary art is focusing on the present and also the past of the modern art, some works of contemporary art are bringing together a selection of objects, such as calligraphies, miniatures, stained glass, textiles, tombaks and carpets in the exhibition space. In addition, new forms in contemporary Turkish art such as installation, video art and photography encouraged people to establish visual and conceptual relationships between works of art as well as between history and culture. As a case study, curated by Istanbul Modern’s chief Curator Levent Çalıkoğlu, “From Traditional to Contemporary: Cultural Memory in Modern Turkish Art” opened at Istanbul Modern in February 2010 will be investigated in the light of the tradit

Keywords

Modern and Contemporary Turkish Art, Traditionalism, Cultural İdentity, Orientalism, Islamic Art

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