My diary: the practice of life as a work of art
Bozoğlu, Batu (2010) My diary: the practice of life as a work of art. [Thesis]
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The thesis analyzes the circumstances by which the everyday is transformed into an object of art through the author's practice and art project ''Make My Day'' and cases studies of works from Tracey Emin, Sophie Calle and Rirklit Tiravanija, in order to identify the process of aestheticization of life, then how to exhibit a work of art that is produced by this process. Starting from cases studies from Tracey Emin's ''My Bed'' and Sophie Calle ''Double Game'' along with the work of the author, the thesis will analyze the process the aestheticization of everyday life on how the real life of the artists effects and empowers their works, proceed on to analyze how the act of living is offered as a medium to produce a work of art and why interactivity and the persona of the artist are fundamental for the aestheticization of the act of living. Identifying the process to aestheticize the everyday, the thesis will move on to research how an interactive work of art that derives from this process should be exhibited by analyzing the exhibited works from Sophie Calle's ''Take Care of Yourself'', Tracey Emin's ''Exorcism of the last painting I ever made'', Rirklit Tiravanija's ''Untitled (Free)'' and Batu Bozoglu's ''Make My Day'' to found out and propose in what conditions can an exhibition meet a satisfying result where the elements of interactivity, and social exchange that conveys the artist’s persona to the work can be reached, concluding by stating that open interactivity that permanently reflects the participant’s effects on the work and the presence of the artist in the exhibition space as the necessary needs of the situation.
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