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positions (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...
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positions (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...
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positions (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...
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positions (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 (2020) 28 (1): 237–274.
Published: 01 February 2020
... to a pervading mode of artistic practice that highlights collaboration, networking, and the making of relations, events, and situations. This performative approach also invokes all artists to become theory makers of their own practice. Contemporary Women s Art in Hong Kong Reframed: Performative Research...
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positions (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...
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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 (2020) 28 (1): 145–175.
Published: 01 February 2020
... the contemporary art world. The author’s inquiry suggests that Yin’s reluctance to embrace her gender identity as central to her ecological art reflects her species-based environmental ethics that goes beyond identity politics. Yin’s ecological focus manifests her situated knowledge as a metropolitan resident...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 19–64.
Published: 01 February 2020
... of feminism, the two phenomena, like the art world itself, are primarily urban. After surveying the accelerating progress made between 1910 and 1940, it interrogates, in light of contemporary art world patterns and current definitions of feminism, the slowing and even regression in recognition of women...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 983–1007.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and successful public housing jointly become the state’s embodiment of a uniform urban space of “physical perfectibility.”6 A part of contemporary art practices in Singapore since the s has been the exploration of the suppressed and socioeconomically...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 2012
.... This anniversary issue showcases a wide range of contemporary art of “Asia.” Editor’s Introduction positions: asia critique: twenty years after With issue positions: east asia cultures critique becomes positions: asia critique. This change opens wider the “Asia...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 121–144.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Peggy Wang In studies of contemporary Chinese art, Lin Tianmiao’s work has been overwhelmingly discussed in terms of women’s crafts and maternal roles. Citing her use of embroidery and the female figure, these interpretations have led to broad and often simplified characterizations of her work...
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positions (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...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 65–86.
Published: 01 February 2020
... in the English language, ultimately delving into the complex relationships among sex, gender, humanity, and art in contemporary China. References Jia Fangzhou . 2017 . “ Group Consciousness and Individual Spirit in Contemporary Chinese Women’s Art .” Unpublished manuscript ; copy in possession...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 671–693.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., remembering, and contesting. This article pursues the prehistory of these images to critically address the recollection and reinvention of familial ties and bloodlines in contemporary Chinese art. The article studies a group of photographs taken during the second half of the Cultural Revolution, the early...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 229–254.
Published: 01 February 2023
... that the fraudulent crimes of the woman justify such sexualized attacks are reminiscent, in contemporary Korean culture, of the 2007 scandal of celebrated art curator Sin Jŏng-a. Sin falsified a doctorate degree from Yale University and managed to con influential art circles and high-ranking politicians, including...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 483–515.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Philip Kaffen In 1950 Nakai Masakazu, the vice librarian of Japan’s new National Diet Library, and philosopher trained in aesthetics at Kyoto Imperial University, published an essay on cinema and contemporary aesthetics. He saw the developments of the past half century as a massive uprooting...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 195–221.
Published: 01 February 2017
... permeability. For instance, neither the resurgence of modernist-­realisms in contemporary cinemas of Iran or Turkey nor the Chatterjee ∣∣ Contemporary Alternatives in/to Bollywood 199 contemplative, critical engagements with the European art cinema...
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positions (2024) 32 (2): 315–340.
Published: 01 May 2024
.... This article is a shortened version of a chapter in the author's recently published book. jlee241@saic.edu Copyright 2024 by Duke University Press 2024 socialist abstraction contemporary art imagistic thinking Maoism scientism In January 1983 the Beijing-based, state-run art...
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positions (2004) 12 (3): 599–610.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Joan Kee 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Guest Editor’s Introduction: Twenty Questions Since the late 1980s there has been a steady rise in the visibility of documen- tation concerning the body of work referenced as “contemporary Asian art...