Place as Flux: Depictions of Place and Movement in Eastern Turkish Contemporary Art

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Title:
Place as Flux: Depictions of Place and Movement in Eastern Turkish Contemporary Art
Author:
Mirocha, Claire Monica
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis analyzes contemporary Turkish art with a fresh method that is based upon concepts of geography and locality, as outlined in Doreen Massey’s essay "A Global Sense of Place", rather than socioeconomic, cultural, or ethnic identity. By examining three artists with positions in three different spheres of geographic scope (Fikret Atay, Halil Altındere, and Ahmet Öğüt), it pinpoints depictions of movement and space in some of the artists’ major works and induces each one’s general conception of a sense of place. These conceptions are meaningful for the achievement of a well-considered, intricate view of the globe as a network of interactions between places, and the ways in which these interactions enact constant shifts and modifications in those places. Globalization and other postmodern forms of cultural interspersal are shown to be not just homogenizing forces, but also opportunities for places to become differentiated. This self-particularization of place can take as its primary point of departure an acknowledgement of its fluid, immaterial nature.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Art History
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Newhall, Amy

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePlace as Flux: Depictions of Place and Movement in Eastern Turkish Contemporary Arten_US
dc.creatorMirocha, Claire Monicaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMirocha, Claire Monicaen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis analyzes contemporary Turkish art with a fresh method that is based upon concepts of geography and locality, as outlined in Doreen Massey’s essay "A Global Sense of Place", rather than socioeconomic, cultural, or ethnic identity. By examining three artists with positions in three different spheres of geographic scope (Fikret Atay, Halil Altındere, and Ahmet Öğüt), it pinpoints depictions of movement and space in some of the artists’ major works and induces each one’s general conception of a sense of place. These conceptions are meaningful for the achievement of a well-considered, intricate view of the globe as a network of interactions between places, and the ways in which these interactions enact constant shifts and modifications in those places. Globalization and other postmodern forms of cultural interspersal are shown to be not just homogenizing forces, but also opportunities for places to become differentiated. This self-particularization of place can take as its primary point of departure an acknowledgement of its fluid, immaterial nature.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArt Historyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorNewhall, Amy-
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