The thought that the complicated and layered sociological accumulation, which we call arts, is transferred through very deep cultural legacies has focused researchers to follow social tracks in reaching periodical evaluations. However, although existence of national/ethnic origins and perception ways make it difficult to express a magnificent formation, it allows us to define the common creation perception in many different legacies by considering the current status of arts. The stages where Turkish painting arts reached 80s and the following ones point to start of a new emerging period. Sources of Turkish arts represented their own values during 1950s and following periods with a synthesis that exceeds centuries and reached a line of development on the path to attain universal values. It was also seen that the political and economic states of 1980s caused transformation of cultural changes which led to a direct or indirect individuality. The study touches upon importance of initiatives as an approach where individuality distinguished itself on society basis in terms of enrichment of conceptual expansion and different discourses in Turkish arts with the The Definition of Art Group example at the centre of the subject. The study also handles how the changing arts is connected using a political language. In addition, it deals with what kind of a context it was based on with regard to Gülsün Karamustafa’s studies by focusing on practices of creations determined within the framework of findings with the conceptual discourses that move on arts-text boundaries.
Keywords: The Definition of Art Group, Initiative, Gülsün Karamustafa, 1980s Turkish Art