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

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
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Academic programs > Cultural Studies
Depositing User: IC-Cataloging
Date Deposited: 25 May 2009 16:51
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 09:48

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