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Culture of art and the process of creation
Volf D. - DIY-practices in art culture: history and modernity pp. 31-40


Abstract: The subject of this research is the historical regularities of emergence and development of the DIY-practices (from English “Do It Yourself”) as a type of the amateur creative art. The author reviews different types of DIY-practices within the context of the cultural evolution from Ancient to Modern times, as well as substantiates the place of DIY-practices in the mundane aesthetics and the historical change of a human role as a subject of material and spiritual activity. The historical-genetic method along with the activity approach of this culturological research allowed determining the peculiarities of DIY-practices as a way of creative self-realization within the realm of the art culture. Scientific novelty lies in the multi-aspect retrospective examination of the DIY phenomenon from the perspective of culturology, social psychology, and history of art. The main conclusion consists in the direct connection between the post-industrial stage of social development and spread of DIY-practices in the area of art culture. It is demonstrated that the DIY phenomenon captures many spheres of the modern art culture, from applied arts to music and media arts.
Seredkina N.N. - To The Question of Methodological Principles of Cultural and Semiotic Approach to Studying the Art of the Small Indigenous Groups of The North, Siberia and Far East pp. 127-146


Abstract: The article is devoted to the analysis of a cultural and semiotic approach which is viewed as one of the main approaches in studying the art of indigenous groups of the North, Siberia and Far East. The author’s systematization of methodological principals of the cultural and semiotic approach (understanding the culture as a structure which consists of several symbolic systems and cultural texts; the principle of creating the symbols that are actualized in the artistic dialogism; representationism of the culture and symbolic interpretation of the culture’s signs; the notion “value” as one of the key notions in the concept of the art’s semiotic phylosophy) is suggested in the article. The definition of the notion “art” is made clear on the basis of correlating the methodological principles of the cultural and semiotic approach and the ideas of constructivism. The art is understood as a cultural-semiotic set which evokes social senses in individual and collective consciousness and helps to perform verification of the human ideas if the world around and to create our own world vision in the underconsciousness. The method of the research is a conceptual and categorical concepts analysis of the basic notions. The article proves the cultural-semiotic methodological approach ton the analysis of the fine arts objects. The methods of philosophical artistic analysis by V.I. Zhukovskij, N.P. Koptseva, D.V. Pivovarov are used. The most effective methodological strategy for the analysis of the works of art of the native people of the North, Siberia and the Far East is defined for the first time. The double semiotics of the art works is shown as that of cultural texts. Possibilities of cultural-semiotic approach to the analysis of certain works (including the Northern nations living on the territory of the Russian Federation) is analyzed. The problem of the article is of great importance in connection with the new exploration of Siberia and the Far East and the necessity to preserve the unique culture of the native peoples living on that territories.
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