Ulakbilge - Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi
Cilt 11, Sayı 88  2023/9  (ISSN: 2148-0451, E-ISSN: )

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Vandalism is considered a criminal act. However, for some artists, such actions are seen as part of a creative process. In this research, artistic actions that are revealed through vandalist methods such as destruction and demolition during the process of making a work of art, or sometimes as the work itself, are reversed, that is, structures, surfaces, forms and even works of art that have been destroyed or damaged are transformed into works of art with a new action. The question of whether these actions can carry artistic meanings is discussed. Postvandalism is a movement in which art is used as a social and political tool. The concepts of public use and unauthorized use are important, and artists transcend the boundaries of traditional art galleries. Postvandalists engage in social criticism by focusing on social inequality, politics, and environmental issues. The fact that art is on the street and is generally applied in large sizes directs the attention of large masses of people to the subject and contributes to their understanding of art. At this point, digital transformation and the prevalence of social media have enabled this art movement to reach an even wider audience. This dissemination challenges the traditional understanding of art, turning the audience into active participants and encouraging social change. In the research, it was seen that postvandalist artists differed in their approaches to using vandalism, and in the selection of the artists discussed in the text, showing and interpreting this difference was accepted as the limit of the research, and classificatory analyzes were attempted to be made. The aim of the research is to contribute to the literature on contemporary art by focusing on recent and little-studied art activities. During the research process, data were obtained by document review method and evaluated by qualitative analysis.
Keywords: Contemporary art, vandalism, postvandalism, street art