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Explore the Opportunities of Transformatıon and Waste in Contemporary Art


Kastamonu Üniversitesi, Güzel Sanatlar ve Tasarım Fakültesi, Sanat Eserleri Konservasyonu ve Restorasyonu Bölümü Kastamonu, Türkiye


Kastamonu Üniveristesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Sanat ve Tasarım Anasanat Dalı, Kastamonu, Türkiye

Art and Interpretation 2023; 1: 82-89
DOI: 10.5152/AI.2023.221652
Read: 652 Downloads: 159 Published: 30 March 2023

It is known that ecological art uses art as a tool to seek solutions to ecological problems related to the world and to raise awareness. It is seen that the importance of upcycling, which is one of the methods used in this context, should be mentioned. Since upcycling is a sustainable method that reduces waste generation, it should be brought to the agenda more under the title of ecological art and ecological sustainability. It is also known that it is frequently preferred by artists as an artistic production method compatible with contemporary art practices. It will be possible to say that a branch of land art that emerged in the 1960s, which produces works by problematizing ecology-related issues, is called ecological art. Many studies are carried out using different methods within the scope of ecological art. A few exemplary artists have been selected in the article to better understand upcycling and use it more as an art practice. The works of Kimberly Garland, Sarah Meyers Brent, Yulia Shtern, and Darice Brown, who are thought to express the subject best, are examined and the subject of upcycling is discussed through the studies. During the examination, the artifact analysis method, one of the literature scanning and visual research methods, was used.

Cite this article as: Yıldız İlden, S., & Sarıca, S. (2023). Explore the opportunities of transformation and waste in contemporary art. Art and Interpretation, 41(1), 82-89.

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