Searching for Intercultural Concepts in the Works of Contemporary Artists

Document Type : Research Article


1 Associate Professor, Department of Painting, Faculty of Art, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Painting, Faculty of Visual Arts, Art University, Tehran, Iran.


Problem statement: Intercultural themes are usually discussed by semioticiansfrom the perspective of intertextuality and interdisciplinary. Such issues have been considered interdisciplinary by different disciplines. The scopes of intercultural discourse can be the subject of a study. However, due to various reasons including today’s necessity, it is assumed that contemporary art approaches culture through almost unlimited access. Hence, the position of cultural concepts and the constructive values of culturesare presented and preserved differently from the past.
Research objective: The subject of the research is interpreted and analyzed, through exploring intercultural concepts among the works of three contemporary artists, Anselm Kiefer, Ahmad Nadalian, and Jean-Michel Basquiat,to provide young artists and researcherswiththe foundations of art, thought contexts, and deeper thinking according to the existing universal contemporary artcircumstances.
Research method: The nature of the present research is descriptive-analytical and data was collected using the libraryresearch method.
Conclusion: Contemporary art deals with an endless range of themes and the variety of languages used and the abundant media are available to the artist to presentvisually cultural concepts to its audience in various ways. It can be said that this has led to the emergence of new definitions of art, artist, audience, work of art, and even tools.


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