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positions (2019) 27 (2): 289–296.
Published: 01 May 2019
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positions (2019) 27 (3): 429–436.
Published: 01 August 2019
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 19–64.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Julia F. Andrews This article is a reflection on two intersecting themes, the rise of women as artists and as female subjects for art, in the context of the evolving status of women in twentieth-century China. Set in the context of the nascent modern education for women and the emergence...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 311–339.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Soo Ryon Yoon This article traces eight performers from Burkina Faso, who in 2014 protested unfair labor practices at the Africa Museum of Original Art in South Korea, where they had been hired to perform. In the process, they demonstrated political and artistic endeavors in live concerts and dance...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 315–320.
Published: 01 May 2009
... Gallery of Taiwan Artists positions 17:2  doi 10.1215/10679847-2009-004 Copyright 2009 by Duke University Press positions 17:2  Fall 2009 316...
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positions (1997) 5 (1): 279–281.
Published: 01 February 1997
...Tomiyama Taeko; Shimada Yoshiko Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Portfolio Artwork by former comfort women Kang T6k- ky6ng Kim Sun-d6k Artwork by Jupanese artists Tomiyama Taeko Shimada Yoshiko Artwork by Korean American artists Yong Soon Min...
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positions (1997) 5 (1): 282–284.
Published: 01 February 1997
...Yong Soon Min; Sasha Y. Lee Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Portfolio Artwork by former comfort women Kang T6k- ky6ng Kim Sun-d6k Artwork by Jupanese artists Tomiyama Taeko Shimada Yoshiko Artwork by Korean American artists Yong Soon Min...
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positions (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 (2020) 28 (1): 237–274.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Linda Chiu-han Lai This article is a report of an ongoing performative research project conducted by the author in the capacity of an experimental historian–cum–fellow artist to the research subjects. Performative research is meant to be deconstructive: enacting the “what-if-we-talk” point...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 769–799.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Arnika Fuhrmann This article examines contemporary Thai artist Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook's video work on death since 1997. Investigating Araya's willed, long-term artistic history of intimacy and exchange with the dead, the article focuses not on the artwork's relation to mourning but rather on how...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 351–381.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... This article explores how Takiguchi fostered independent art movements despite his conflicting engagement with the establishment. In Takiguchi's mind, artistic collectivism had to be rooted in the public domain so that art and society would inform each other. His utopian vision paralleled many objectives...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 87–119.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Sasha Su-Ling Welland Lei Yan 雷燕, whose artistic practice was shaped by a decades-long career in the Chinese military, began a period of transition through participation in a 2002 restaging of the Communist Red Army’s 1934 Long March as a multi-sited international art project. Her resulting...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 19–50.
Published: 01 February 2010
... in 1996, some artists produced a critical politics on the side of victims, but after 1996 the artists produced a politics of loss that capitalizes on the shock of the massacre to make the point that Thai society has forgotten it. In this essay, I examine these visceral evocations of terror, grief, longing...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1191–1213.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and the West, especially the United States. This review essay attempts to understand Barney vis-à-vis a lineage of Western artists and scholars who have interpreted Japan in diverse ways. It asks whether and how Barney is echoing the Orientalist tendencies of earlier artists and whether and how globalization...
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positions (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...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 475–488.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Midori Yoshimoto Tabe Mitsuko (b. 1933) was one of the principal members of Kyūshū-ha (Kyūshū school), an avant-garde artist collective that was founded in Fukuoka in 1957 and lasted until about 1970. Tabe's early paintings, such as Anger of Fish Tribes ( Gyozoku no Ikari , 1957), using asphalt...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 65–86.
Published: 01 February 2020
... artists found a space to voice their female subjectivities, and still they struggled to resist the slippery essentialism of a “women’s art” fad. The new millennium saw women artists expanding their thematic horizons, breaching important political and social issues as well as such subjects as ecology...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 435–479.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Daisy Yan Du Conventional studies of the Chinese Cultural Revolution usually come from a human-centered perspective that focuses on politics, revolution, and class struggle dramatized in well-established artistic forms such as literature, live-action film, theater, and painting. This kind...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 481–512.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Christine Y. Hahn This article examines through case study the dilemma faced by modern Korean painters who came of age during the turbulent years of approximately 1930–75, when the question of artistic style and representation became inextricably linked to issues of identity at the level of both...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 671–693.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Nicole Huang Family portraits from the 1960s and 1970s have been a source of inspiration for contemporary Chinese artists. In recent experimental works, many artists have used family portraits to reinvent the very ideas of the camera, the album, and the familial gaze as vehicles of longing...