THE INSTALLATION NAMED "AGORA" AND MAGDALENA ABAKANOWICZ


BİLİR A.

ANADOLU UNIVERSITESI SANAT & TASARIM DERGISI-ANADOLU UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF ART & DESIGN, cilt.5, ss.172-185, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 5 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Dergi Adı: ANADOLU UNIVERSITESI SANAT & TASARIM DERGISI-ANADOLU UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF ART & DESIGN
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.172-185

Özet

This research is about the Agora which is the art of Magdalena Abakanowich who is famous with public arts and accepted as an authority on this field. This paper aims to analyse the individual, local and global interactions of the art as a result of having reflections and senses when meeting Agora one by one. The installation stands as a good example of how the traces of war embedded in her childhood memory heve been a determining factor in the development of the way she expresses herself. The sculptures in the installation even if they seem to be created innatentively and crudely locking important parts of the human body (arms and the head) are charged heavily with metaphorical meaning. the iron-cast sculptures looking as if they are shaped by a single mould are in fact all different from each other. The artist forming high energy tissues through to the surface of the statues by her hands has achieved tensional variations. In an era in which everything is aesteticized and visualized, The installation while giving the impression that it is carelessly and randomly formed, also stimulates an intellectual effort to evaluate the era within its metaphorical meaning attributed by itsirritating, surprising and shocking visuality.