A contemporary approach in transformation of space perception: The meaning of architecture in 2000’s art



Perception of space, Space in art, Contemporary space, Spatial context


The purpose of this study is to provide a discussion ground that can answer the question, “as a contemporary theme in transformation of space perception, what is the meaning of architecture in the art of the 2000s”. As the scope, works of leading figures of 2000s art were examined through literature review and it was aimed to obtain an original concept set by evaluating them in the context of art-space relationship. The methodology is divided into three sections. The first section is literature research which is based on the determination of the theory about the artworks. The second section is based on the demonstrations of the relationships between the spatial themes through “knowledge discovery in databases”. In the third section, the groups are emphasized through “relative frequencies of the spatial themes”. Accordingly, when the artworks are evaluated in terms of spatial features, it is seen that narratives are related with war, peace, anarchy, individuality, imprisonment, separation, loneliness, uncanny, anxiety, curiosity, desire, lethargy, memory, boredom, consumer culture, ambiguity, habit, conflict and revel. As a result, the image of space occurs while being positioned together with interior and exterior, official and informal, ordinary and extraordinary, dramatic and analytical where dualities formed by contrasts are dissolved.


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