The meaning of 'being political': an analysis of 'artist initatives' in İstanbul

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Uzun, Nil (2009) The meaning of 'being political': an analysis of 'artist initatives' in İstanbul. [Thesis]

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The emergence of ‘artist initiatives’ represent a new form of collective organization in the contemporary art scene in Turkey. In the media, they have acquired news value and framed as a link between creativity and ‘being political’. With the use of culture as a resource in the era of neoliberalism, this thesis aims to analyze the three distinct factors, which lend specific content and meaning to the idea of ‘being political’ in Istanbul’s art scene. Firstly the historical and institutional constitution of the art field in Turkey during the past two decades of neoliberalism; secondly the discursive framings of actors in this field on this subject and thirdly the growing linkages with transnational networks of artists and activists.

Item Type:Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords:Artist initiatives. -- Being political. -- Framing. -- Transnational networks. -- Artists. -- Political culture. -- Sanatçı insiyatifleri. -- Politik olmak. -- Ulusötesi ağlar. -- Sanatçılar. -- Siyasi kültür.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
ID Code:8457
Deposited By:IC-Cataloging
Deposited On:25 May 2009 16:51
Last Modified:25 Mar 2019 16:56

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