Photography, which has been used as a method of individual and social recording since the 19th century, has radically changed the relationships people have with each other and with their society. The art of photography played a major role in the creation of the modern individual and the formation of social memory.
As Susan Sontag emphasizes in her work “On Photography,” in the 19th century, while the flow of consciousness of individuals were captured in photography, today’s performance art is considered as one of the fields of art that conveys the spirit of time in the most comprehensive way. In the 21st century, where space and time are twisted with technological advances, the art of performance effectively invites the audience into practice.
In this panel, historian Dr. Ahmet Ersoy from Boğaziçi University and performance artist / researcher Ayşe Draz came together to discuss the following questions: How does art reflect the spirit of time? How are social changes reflected in art practices? What do photography and performance have in common?
Ayşe Draz, Artist and Researcher
Dr. Ahmet Ersoy, Boğaziçi University, The Department of History
KonuŞu is a new talking platform founded to understand present times with the help of the invited specialists on social issues.
KonuŞu was founded in 2018 by sociologist Hale Ceren Zeytinoğlu.
Date: 15 Ekim 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Place: The Circle Space