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Postmodern Artist Mehmet Kavukcu and Fusun Onur


Assist. Prof. Dr. Omer Tayfur Ozturk, Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey
Teacher Fatma Al, Ministry of National Education-Konya, Turkey


Postmodernism, a concept created after 1970, refers to the artistic production category. Postmodernism has emerged with new forms of art such as deconstruction, computer-based artistic productions, new media, and conceptual art. Conceptual art wanted to break many things and come to terms with the past. With the materialization of art, the form was completely weakened, and thought began to gain importance in art. Conceptual art made a total criticism of western culture, and the artist, who had rebelled against all kinds of artistic authority and monopoly understanding, started to make art with a thought he embraced with his heart. This study constitutes the conceptual art works in the context of Mehmet Kavukçu and Füsun Onur which is one of the first female sculptors discussed in the arts. Kavukçu reflects the waste generation, environmental pollution issues that negatively affect natural life, waste, waste, violence, terror, death and eternity, nature and the city, historical architecture, climate, refugee problem, and urban structuring in his works. We see that he bought the problems he faced in life and the objects around him for the solution of these problems. In general, this study is capable of providing information about the dynamic points and movement abilities of today's art, which is important for the development of Turkish art and its continuation in contemporary line. In the research, the works of Mehmet Kavukçu and Füsun Onur were examined with a critical approach and the idea, essence and form that formed the background of the works were examined. 


postmodernism, conceptual art, Mehmet Kavukçu, Füsun Onur  


Ozturk, O.T. & Al, F. (2021). Postmodern Artist Mehmet Kavukcu and Fusun Onur. In R. Thripp & I. Sahin (Eds.), Proceedings of iHSES 2021--International Conference on Humanities, Social and Education Sciences (pp. 413-421). Monument, CO, USA: ISTES Organization. Retrieved 05 December 2021 from


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