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positions: asia critique (1 May 2013) 21 (2): 309–350.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Maki Kaneko This article explores Japanese artists' proactive engagement with wartime politics through the formulation of patriotic art associations during the Asia-Pacific War (1937 – 45). The main foci of this investigation are three artist collectives formed in response to the outbreak of war...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2010) 18 (1): 19–50.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Sudarat Musikawong The visual artwork produced about Thai contemporary political trauma constitutes a “trauma art” expressing a politics of loss—loss of life, loss of history, and loss of leftist memory. While much of the literature on 1970s violence and traumatic memory in Thailand has focused on...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2017) 25 (1): 125–144.
Published: 01 February 2017
... the City: Images of the City in Literature and Films.” In City Flicks: Indian Cinema and the Urban Experience , edited by Kaarsholm Preben , 60 – 81 . London : Seagull . Kunjhappa Moorkoth . 1952 . “Cinema Kaanal Oru Kalayanu.” (“Film-Watching Is an Art”) . Cinemadeepam 2...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2011) 19 (2): 281–305.
Published: 01 May 2011
... understanding of a geopolitically integrated world-media system for adequate conceptualization. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 The Martial Art of “Cinema”: Modes of Virtuosity à la Hong Kong and the Philippines Jonathan Beller This article considers emergent...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2012) 20 (1): 267–285.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Boreth Ly This essay considers the significant role that Engaged Buddhism plays in contemporary art of Southeast Asia. It argues that this modern Buddhist intellectual movement, which came about in the 1960s in Southeast Asia as a response to political crisis in the world, merits visibility in...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2012) 20 (1): 417–420.
Published: 01 February 2012
... Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Traversing Thresholds — A Showcase of Contemporary Art from Across Asia — Curated and Conceptualized by Maya Kóvskaya As positions moves to consider all of “Asia,” the contemporary art world is undergoing a...
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positions: asia critique (1 November 2013) 21 (4): 769–799.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Intimacies in the Video Art of Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook Arnika Fuhrmann Making Contact was the title of contemporary Thai artist Araya Rasdjarm- rearnsook’s video work on death presented at the 2005 Venice Biennale. Her performance videos were...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2015) 23 (2): 367–377.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Amjad Majid This article presents the work of Chinese artist and printmaker Chen Haiyan, providing a critical analysis of her lifetime of woodcuts, prints, and ink paintings. The topics explored are the integration of dreams in Chen Haiyan's art and their relation to “the fantastic,” which is...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2004) 12 (3): 733–758.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Alice Ming Wai Jim 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Urban Mediations in Hong Kong Contemporary Art: Notes on A Very Good City and Local Orientation Alice Ming Wai Jim Over the last decade, contemporary art in Hong Kong, informed by travel- (ing...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2004) 12 (3): 773–786.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Gao Minglu 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Commentary The Great Wall in Contemporary Chinese Art Gao Minglu Perhaps the most widely recognized visual symbol of China, the Great Wall has functioned within China as a consistently changing sign rather...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2004) 12 (3): 611–641.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Reiko Tomii 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Historicizing “Contemporary Art”: Some Discursive Practices in Gendai Bijutsu in Japan Reiko Tomii We now reach a point at which we should not relegate gendai into the generic concept of contemporain, a...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2004) 12 (3): 711–731.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Thomas J. Berghuis 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Considering Huanjing: Positioning Experimental Art in China Thomas J. Berghuis The question of modern aesthetics is not “What is beautiful?” but “What is art to be (and what is literature to beThierry...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2013) 21 (2): 225–267.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Reiko Tomii Collectivism is a lively phenomenon in a rapidly globalizing world of contemporary art today. Artists' groups proliferate in many regions of the world, calling into question the modern myth of originality and individualism. These collectives actively explore new possibilities of...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2013) 21 (2): 269–308.
Published: 01 May 2013
... sponsored by the Japanese government. Through the example of the Kokuga Society, we learn how Japanese exhibition collectives functioned at this time to promote art and exhibition reform, to stimulate critical discourse on Nihonga's modernist potential, and to enhance the professional status of...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 1994) 2 (2): 318–355.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Craig Clunas Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Oriental Antiquities/Far Eastern Art Craig Clunas When I was fourteen I came to London with my father. We were on the way to Cambridge, where I was to investigate the possibility of studying...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2000) 8 (3): 675–709.
Published: 01 August 2000
...Carol Ann Christ 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 “The Sole Guardians of the Art Inheritance of Asia”: Japan and China at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair Carol Ann Christ On a frigid winter night in St. Louis in 1903, a man named Blackmer sat in a...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2002) 10 (1): 141–172.
Published: 01 February 2002
...Reiko Tomii 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 State v. (Anti-)Art: Model 1,000-Yen Note Incident by Akasegawa Genpei and Company Reiko Tomii All in all, the creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 1999) 7 (1): 201–223.
Published: 01 February 1999
...Maranatha Ivanova Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Commentary Ambiguity, Absurdity, and Self-Creation in the Art of Ma Liuming Mara natha Ivanova A match rends the curtain of pitch black. A pair of slightly parted, rouged...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2006) 14 (2): 467–494.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Xiaobing Tang Duke University Press 2006 Echoes of Roar, China! On Vision and Voice in Modern Chinese Art Xiaobing Tang First published in the December 1935 issue of Modern Prints, journal of the Modern Prints Society based in Guangzhou, the...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2008) 16 (1): 109–130.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Boreth Ly Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Of Performance and the Persistent Temporality of Trauma: Memory, Art, and Visions Boreth Ly Physical pain has no voice, but when it at last finds a voice, it begins to tell a story.  — Elaine...