Mechanization and technological developments, which gained momentum with the industrial revolution, have led to an increase in consumption at the same rate and the transformation of social and cultural dynamics. With the effect of this transformation, the artists reflected the impact of the culture industry, bourgeois life, and popular culture on social life materially and conceptually. The avant-garde art movements of the 20th century and the neo-avantgarde movements that followed have heralded innovation with a radical break from tradition in art and aimed to eliminate the art/life duality. Thus, the transformation of the art object and what the object means with this transformation have been discussed by the artists. Artist Noah Purifoy, who questions modernism and works critically on the new social order, has brought together everyday materials with the idea of "Making Something Out of Nothing" and his sensitivity to the tradition of making avant-garde art. Junk Dada exhibition is a retrospective of the artist's works produced with found objects for many years. The artist has developed a unique style and technique with found objects. This research focuses on the work of Noah Purifoy, who was influenced by political and cultural developments and transformed the object into an art form. During the research process, a literature review was done, and domestic and foreign printed sources were used.
Keywords: Avant-garde, Dada, Noah Purifoy, Found Object