Artistic Functional System in the Role of the Society

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This paper would like to suggest the function of art within the society. The research question is how artists can play a role in the society and how the society react the artistic knowledge and production of the artwork? This paper will analyze based on perception, communication and self-production. It attempts to develop how the function of art and its social system merging ? into the communication network of society. This study focuses on artist knowledge of its creation and relationship to the society through meaningful communication and consciousness. The major contribution of this study is developing a new theoretical point of departure for explaining and enabling meaningful communication network between artist and a society. Additionally, this study hopes to suggest the function of art in the system of society either directly or indirectly through the structure of the medium of meaning and its lifecycle. Especially to enrich the visual-cultural environment about it own reality and imaginary.

Keywords: Communications Network, Perception and Meaning, Art and Society
Stream: Art in Communities
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English

Mohd Nasir Baharuddin

Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University Putra Malaysia
Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Malaysia

Mr Mohd Nasir Baharuddin received his Master in Fine from Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia, USA. Nasir has exhibited numerous local and international art exhibition and has received several scholarship, art awards and travel grant throughout his career. Meanwhile, he pursued his Phd research on visual culture study, emphasizing on Malaysian Artistic Thinking in Positioning Within its Society.

Ref: A07P0071