The Effects of Modern Visualization Tools on Art and Art Education within the Context of Conceptual Art

By Tugba Senyavas.

Published by The Arts Collection

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Major changes have occurred in art, along with the emerging and spread of modern visualization tools. The artist who tried to keep up with these changes, realized with an avant-garde approach how he can move his art to different points and with this awareness he has chosen different ways of expression in the format of his art as well as its content. Within the period from modernism to conceptual art, the situation that everyone can become an artist and perform arts even though one does not hold the necessary talents in the traditional context came up. The conditions that make a product an art work have totally changed, the art work has been no more considered as a concrete thing and the
traditional art work has become a stepping stone for the conceptualist artist, possessing only the imagination on it. In the conceptual understanding, the concept has priority over the format. Joseph
Kosuth, one of the respectable conceptual artists, argues that the situation of art’s being art is already
a conceptual state. The artist has presented the concept of chair in three different dimensions in his
arrangement One and Three Chairs. Photography which is one of the modern visualization tools and
has a major effect on art’s taking its form of today, is a way of expression that the artist frequently
uses. In this essay, the evolution of conceptual art will be discussed, the art perception of Joseph
Kosuth within the context of One and Three Chairs will be examined and the role of modern visualization
tools in the art and art education will be questioned.

Keywords: Modern Visualization Tools, Conceptual Art, Joseph Kosuth, Art Education

International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.249-258. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.065MB).

Tugba Senyavas

Academician / Research Assistant, Faculty of Education Department of Fine Arts Education, Anadolu University, Turkey

Tuğba Şenyavaş was born in 1979 in Ankara/Turkey. She graduated from Anadolu University Department of Fine Arts Education in 2000. She worked as an arts and crafts teacher between 2000 and 2002. She did her master’s degree in the field of art education in Uludağ University. Now she is a research assistant at the Department of Fine Arts Education at Anadolu University, Eskişehir/Turkey. Also she is a Ph.D. student in the same department since February 2008. Her research interests include museum education, creative drama and contemporary arts.


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