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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 71–125.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Terry Smith Cézanne's comment, in a letter to a younger artist, “I owe you the truth in painting and I shall tell it to you,” is often cited by commentators, including other artists, exhibition curators, art historians, and philosophers. Some take it up as a pointer to the kinds of truth available...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 25–47.
Published: 01 August 2009
... instead in relation to “discourses” (like anthropology or archaeology), the essay contests Kwon's arguments that artists like Mark Dion and Renée Green relativize artistic practice in relation to other disciplines and that their work breaks with the concerns of art history. Demonstrating instead how they...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 79–96.
Published: 01 August 2015
...” experience. At the very moment of this conjuncture, Matsuda Tetsuo, a participating student activist with connections to an activist publishing community, requested an essay from the avant-garde artist Akasegawa Genpei concerning the artist's recent notorious prosecution and conviction for the crime of...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 91–126.
Published: 01 February 2010
... Asian history. Two significant moments in the exhibitions of Asia are examined. The first is the Fukuoka Art Museum's First Asian Artists Exhibition (1979–1980); the second is the Japan Foundation's and the Tokyo City Opera Art Gallery's Under Construction: New Dimensions of Asian Art (2000–2002). A...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 223–238.
Published: 01 August 2008
..., which imprisons both the young heroine, a novice spy, and the villain, a security police chief of the “puppet” regime. Their sentimental and romantic entanglement, not pronounced in the original Eileen Chang story, bears a distinct trait of Ang Lee's directorial style as an artistic articulation of this...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 165–215.
Published: 01 August 2011
..., has often been inadequately comprehended and derogated despite evidence to the contrary. From the distance of four decades since his death, Armstrong can be seen as a uniquely self-directed man whose artistic authority and self-confidence were continuously under siege from multiple sources without...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 93–122.
Published: 01 August 2014
... Parker in mid-’40s Philly frame Golson’s poignant memory of a once-in-a-lifetime friendship’s epochal artistic collaboration. Jim Merod is the one person in the world whose knowledge of jazz history, its people, and its deep structures of meaning could make my life story, Whisper Not , a full and...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 159–219.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Serguei Alex. Oushakine Using children's picture books published in early Soviet Russia as its main visual and textual source, this essay explores the process of translation through which artists and writers adopted and adapted key Marxist ideas for illiterate or semiliterate audiences. © 2016 by...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 147–182.
Published: 01 May 2013
... as a particularly compelling site to explore the sociological underpinnings of art. It is in this movement that many of our ideas of the “autonomy of art” and the “genius” of the artist emerged, and scholars such as Lawrence Rainey have produced excellent, archive-driven accounts of the institutions...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 191–220.
Published: 01 August 2012
... of artistic innovation, Parks and Walker recalibrate time and permanently relegate the subject/object binary, and therefore black inhumanity, to a thing of the past. The quotation in my title is from Bob Kaufman, Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness (New York: New Directions, 1965), 30. Kaufman...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 February 2014
... supplied persuasive artistic achievements that facilitated Eastern Europe’s progressive proximity to Western Europe. This special position of art in the region diminished with the historical developments that followed, which no longer necessitated or supported such an extraordinary place of art in the...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 127–145.
Published: 01 November 2016
... but a wide-ranging and engaged theory of modernism, one keyed to the question of mimesis in (a technological) modernity. Picasso is for Clark the representative modern painter, “the artist of the century,” whose constantly experimenting production influenced virtually all the other realms of modern...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 241–254.
Published: 01 May 2019
... university for ceramic and other artistic practices, and her philosophical and aesthetic distance from the commercial sector. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 contemporary Chinese ceramics feminism and crafts elements chance and randomness in art Yao Bo is a potter and...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 255–262.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Christopher Connery Contemporary Chinese rock musician Xu Duo discusses his evolution as an artist and the genesis of his commitment to socially engaged, worker-oriented art and music. He discusses his role in the New Worker Art Troupe, including activities in and around the Migrant Workers Home in...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (3): 181–198.
Published: 01 August 2019
... for humanistic disciplines to address the global commons created by runaway consumption and environmental deterioration. In drawing on the visual images of photographer-artist Shimpei Takeda and the ecocritical work of Timothy Clark, this essay suggests how Miyoshi’s appeal for a new analytical...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 63–93.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Petre Petrov Modernism has been customarily identified with the reign of purified artistic form. Yet we know that it is equally often the (staged) irruption of potent subterranean contents, such as nature, myth, the irrational or the unconscious, the primitive, race, sexuality. It is the moment of...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 1–42.
Published: 01 February 2020
... (who is also a thinker of Christianity) frequently mentions. It is the thought of the subject, the author, the artist, the genius, the sovereign, and the creator. Such exceptionalism is political as well as aesthetic. It is philosophical—ontological and metaphysical—as well as theological. If Jullien...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 177–184.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Maria Malikova; Timothy J. Haehn This essay reads “As Day and Night,” an essay W. G. Sebald wrote about artist and friend Jan Peter Tripp, as a complex and multilayered commentary on the role of both written and visual texts in the author’s oeuvre. It draws on Sebald’s Austerlitz as well as the...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 11–24.
Published: 01 August 2009
... erase any artistic evidence of “lyric style.” Such writers call into question the concepts of both “intentionality” and “expressiveness” in literature. They constrain the cognitive functions of the self on behalf of other aesthetic functions in the text (be these functions automatic, mannerist, or...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 167–177.
Published: 01 August 2010
... psychoanalysis, we argue that both artists seek in their different acts of critical reading the best ways to materialize the visionary operations of voice by giving it greater aesthetic and ethical effectiveness, in the hope of perfecting the fierce maternal form of the modern superego, and thereby exorcising it...