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The Relationship Between Nature and Culture in Fiona Hall’s Installations


Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi, Resim Bölümü, Ankara, Türkiye

Art and Interpretation 2023; 1: 23-30
DOI: 10.5152/AI.2023.22518
Read: 693 Downloads: 193 Published: 30 March 2023

Fiona Hall, one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, produces works within the framework of the concept of ecological destruction, which has become one of the most important problems of our time. She produced works in painting, photography, sculpture, and various media and gained fame with her numerous installations where she transforms various consumption objects into works of art. The aim of this article is to examine the relationship between nature and culture in Fiona Hall’s installations and to investigate the effects of nature–culture relationship on art practice. The research focuses on the cultural references that Hall uses to ordinary objects while transforming into aesthetic works of art. The data in the study were collected through literature review. In the study, in which the semiotic analysis method was used, besides the meaning seen in the works of the artist, connotation and deep meaning were examined. The artist has developed a contemporary critical discourse over the work of art with cultural indicators. The relationship between nature and culture has been presented with a political and critical point of view in his aesthetic works of art that he created from ready-made objects.

Cite this article as: Şen Akkaş, Ş. (2023). The relationship between nature and culture in fiona hall’s installations. Art and Interpretation, 41(1), 23-30.

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