Relationship between art and politics

Demirel I. N., Altintas O.

World Conference on Design, Arts and Education (DAE), Antalya, Turkey, 1 - 04 May 2012, vol.51, pp.444-448 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 51
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.08.186
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.444-448
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: No


The purpose of this study is to determine relationship between art and politics. The study was carried out as a case study approach and realized with seven volunteer participants who have idea about both art and politics. Data were gathered with semi-structured interview form. Content analysis was used to analyze the data. At the end of the study, it was determined that art contributes politics in different areas such as critical thinking, aesthetic, directing societies, providing peace and order. Also it has been obtained from the study that art specific politics is directly proportional to with art' world view or beauties human-specific. Also, it was determined that artists should have a say in politics, but artists gone into politics cannot act as an artist as they before did. On the other hand, it was determined that art and artist affects societies without reflect a political opinion and preserving own artistic identity. It was recommended that art must inform society about communal, social and economic problems. Both artists and politicians must be leading in order to reach art's deserve position or target expected. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Ayse Cakir Ilhan