The role of documentation in contemporary art : issues of institutional practice

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2004
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Sarıkartal, Zekiye
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Bilkent University
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In this research study, documentation’s role in contemporary art described and exemplified according to its relation to the institutional practices of classifying, defining and displaying artworks. Issues and problems, which appear at the artworks relationship with the art institutions have been questioned and interpreted by the guidance of art critics like Walter Benjamin, Boris Groys, Douglas Crimp, Michael Fried and Jean-François Lyotard. Differences between attitudes of artists that have been using institutional representation techniques at their artworks studied and exemplified. As the thesis exhibition of this study an installation work has been proposed to the Fine Arts Institute.

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