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Anthropological conceptualisation of the space in thangka painting and contemporary art practices


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Zanki, Josip. (2016). Anthropological conceptualisation of the space in thangka painting and contemporary art practices. PhD Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology.
(Poslijediplomski doktorski studij etnologije i kulturne antropologije) [mentor Marjanić, Suzana and Kovač, Leonida].

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The objective of this work is to use examples from art history and practical evocative and performative ethnographic research to show and explain the ways of conceptualization of space in Thangka painting and some of the contemporary art practices, and how this influences the relationships towards image in different cultural contexts. In order to thematize their appropriation, translation, rehistorization and new readings, the mobility and transformability of cultural meanings and symbols between the past and the present and between tradition and contemporary theories are explained following the model of Thirdspace (Soja 1996). The spatiality of human cultural experience achieved through visual media enables one to approach the space and locus of the image in the same manner like recording the experience of the first and second space, material space and the space of representations (Lefebvre, in Soja1996:66-68). I, therefore, approach Thangka painting and examples from contemporary art practices as phenomena that go beyond the interpretations of visual space as the link between real and imaginary world and turn it into the experience of Thirdspace (Soja, in Šakaja2011:120), thus opening up the possibility of interpretation and reception of the same as the establishment of comprehensive simultaneity. Research hypotheses are based on the two elements of the conceptualization of space and understanding image as the shaper of cultural contexts. Possible redefinition of the image also includes the change of the meaning of the conceptualization of time and space in the society and culture.

Item Type: PhD Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: slika, prostor, Treći prostor, thangka slikarstvo
Subjects: Ethnology and cultural anthropology
History of art
Departments: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Supervisor: Marjanić, Suzana and Kovač, Leonida
Additional Information: Poslijediplomski doktorski studij etnologije i kulturne antropologije
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2017 13:37
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2017 13:37

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