YazarMuhammet Muhammetgulyyev

Structuralism and Zen Buddhism

In the following article I am going to define three seemingly unrelated (or very loosely related) terms and demonstrate how they are, at their core, the same idea. The only difference between them is how broad they are and (spoiler alert) that one of them is so broad it is pushed to an impossible extreme.
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“Deep” Meanings and Mathematics

There is something quite annoying in art discussion communities: finding “deep” meanings that were obviously not intended to be there. Sure, one can open a discussion about what is meaning, how it arises, and whether the whole power of attributing meanings is left to the author’s intentions or viewers can also participate in the process.
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27

My twenty-seventh article I have symbolically chosen to open with the story of  notorious 27 Club. Although the majority is probably aware of what it is (that majority can skip to the next paragraph), I’d like to define it for the sake of coherence. 27 Club is a non-official list of various artists who died
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Ikea Furniture and Communism

You ordered a shelf with an unpronounceable Swedish name and it just arrived. You open the box, stare at the instructions for a while and start to assemble. After several more long gazes into the manual during the process of assembly, you finally finish the work. There it is – your creation, your little masterpiece
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Licence To Sin

Since the early years of the Catholic practice there existed a practice called “indulgence” (Latin: indulgentia). Basically, its premise was that, through certain acts, a person could reduce their punishment in the afterlife (like hell with slightly reduced hell or something). Those actions first included repetition of a certain prayers or visitation of holy places.
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Soundtrack of Death

Eternal silence broken by the flash of all creation – the Big Bang. Then the first bacteria and fish developed, in silence. Then those first beings evolved into apes, still in silence. Finally, one of those apes bent wind in the name of art and created the first known melodies somewhere in the caves of
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Between The Lines

There, no doubt, have been written numerous articles on Magritte’s ‘The Treachery of Images’; this is not one of them. The following article, roughly speaking, is on implications, on the things written between the lines – some obvious and some not. First, I am going to discuss the name of the scientific thought dealing with
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So alien, so familiar…so Russian

Despite being so close and so big, Russia seems to be completely unknown for most of the Asians and Europeans. As someone who had a chance to grow up on Soviet heritage, I will try to share my knowledge of the Russian culture within the following articles. For the sake of chronological coherence and visible
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Anarchism, Chomsky, Nietzsche

Noam Chomsky is a famous linguist and a political philosopher. He is best known for the common idea he carried out through most if not all of his political writings – anarchism. In Chomsky’s book ‘On Anarchism’, which I have recently read, the author opens with acknowledging and debunking the most common misunderstandings about anarchism,
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Problems of Art Under Socialism

Tolstoy had very controversial views on art which are still debated among art theorists. Briefly, he claimed that art should deliver feelings of an artist, and it must do so in a way understandable and accessible to everyone. From this Tolstoy drew conclusions that art should not be institutionalized, that artists should not use complex
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How It Felt Inside Hopper Painting

Edward Hopper was an American realist painter of the early and mid-twentieth century. He is most famous for his oil portraits. In the following article I am going to discuss my favorite painting by Hopper – ‘Nighthawks’ – and why the feeling it radiates is so similar to the one most of us might have
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The Purge, Neoliberalism, Pandemic

Beloved mainly for its violence, the movie Purge describes the US in the near future. Its plot revolves around a key concept, a law: once a year people are free to commit all types of crimes. Although the movie series is not very successful (because of really poor plot development and nothing to offer except
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Generation of Attention Deficit

With the emergence of Netflix and Spotify, the content created by the artists became more available than ever. Now having a subscription to these services provides us with the experience of enjoying our favorite artists without leaving the living room for the price cheaper than a single ticket to cinema or concert. Then we go
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Che Guevara T-shirt

What are they going to think? Do I appear happy and do I make a good impression? If not, they are going to rate me badly on social media, it will ruin my image; I better smile and be nice. Let’s look at the page of the new person I just met. Are these thoughts
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Art as A Way To Be Forever

The following article is going to propose a way of eternal being. But first, I would have to exclude the most famous and the easiest alternative: the notion of soul. For the purpose of this article, I am going to eliminate the possibility of existence of soul and, consequently, the afterlife. With this assumed certainty
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Ferris Bueller’s Decade

In an unexplainable impulse of nostalgic feelings, this weekend I watched Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Briefly, it is a 1986 movie about a high school boy that has decided to skip school and have a day off with his girlfriend and best friend. Several minutes into the movie I have felt a rush of all
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Interview with KARAGÖZÜKTÜ KAPTAN – One of The Pioneers of Turkish Street Art

Gökhan Tüfekçi, better known as Karagözüktü Kaptan, was born in 1988 and now is a street artist in Ankara with a very distinguishable style.The style can be described as an interesting mixture of traditional miniature and modern pop-art. I have been following his artworks for several months, and recently messaged him about having an interview. 
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Art of The Future: Refik Anadol

Refik Anadol is an innovative artist who was born in Istanbul in 1985. He has a bachelor’s degree in Photography and Video, as well as a master of Media Arts degree from University of California and a master of Visual Communication Design degree from Istanbul Bilgi University. As it can be seen, his degrees are
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(Mis)Understanding Nietzsche

Nihilist (n.): represents a philosophy of negation of all forms of aestheticism; advocates utilitarianism and scientific rationalism, entirely rejects classical philosophical systems. That is the definition of nihilist by Encyclopædia Britannica. Within the following paragraphs I am going to try to defend a much simpler one: nihilist – someone that Nietzsche is not.  German philosopher
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Artist Gone Dark: Francisco de Goya

Francisco de Goya is one of the most prominent Spanish artists of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. All of his early works carry some “rococo style” style in them, meaning that they had bright colors, were “academical”, looked theatrically aesthetic and had some playfulness. Also, Goya painted the baroque style portraits for royalty,
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The Story of a Banana and a Duct Tape

Özet: İtalyan sanatçı Maurizio Cattelan’ın 2019 senesinde sunduğu Comedian adlı sanat eserin duvara yapıştırılmış bir muzdan fazlası olduğunu iddia ediyorum. “Sanat eseri nedir?” sorusu 20. Yüzyılın Dada hareketiyle ortaya çıkmasından beri tartışmaya açıktır ve Comedian  bu soruyu bize bir kere daha soruyor. Aynı zamanda, sanatın belli bir açıklaması ve standardı olmalı mı yoksa onların olmaması
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