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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1127–1157.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Rossella Ferrari The article examines the trope of the “death of the avant-garde” in the context of contemporary Chinese theatre. It addresses comparable “death discourses” such as the so-called theatre crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s and critiques of “pseudo avant-gardism” that have been...
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positions (1993) 1 (2): 349–388.
Published: 01 May 1993
...Jing Wang Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 The Mirage of ”Chinese Postmodernism”: Ge Fei, Self-Positioning, and the Avant-Garde Showcase Jing Wang The 1980s was undoubtedly an epoch of “progress” in every sphere of Chi- nese life...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 451–473.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Alicia Volk This essay addresses the problematic notion of the “avant-garde” in the context of Japanese modern art. It looks at the formation in 1907 of the national salon, the Bunten, to elucidate the relational dynamics of art organizations in early twentieth-century Japan, especially during the...
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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 and...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 781–808.
Published: 01 November 2014
... helped to foster a community of art critics and artists who carried into practice aspects of his dialectical and surrealist-inflected method of reading. He was in many ways responsible for signifying how postwar avant-garde art should be read, as well as how the prewar efforts could be revived to...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 351–381.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the historical avant-gardes of the West, and it was transmitted to the postwar generation of artists, most notably, to the artists' collective Jikken Kōbō (Experimental Workshop; active 1951 – 57). This group exemplified the postwar Japanese reception of the Bauhausian philosophy of unified art, and...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 907–930.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Miyo Inoue; Aaron Kerner In this interview the Japanese avant-garde filmmaker and scholar, Toshio Matsumoto, discusses his creative practice, as well as his ideas about the complexities of representing reality, memory, and time. He has numerous short experimental works to his credit, and four...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 293–322.
Published: 01 May 2017
... nonsynchronicities. A supposedly avant-garde engagement with urban exteriority from its very beginnings contained an ambiguous spiritualism. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 A Page of Madness cinema Japanese modernism Kawabata Yasunari (1899–1972) the senses vitalism in philosophy Yokomitsu...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 351–372.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Amie Parry; Liu Jen-peng Both avant-garde and popular, Lucifer Hung's writing has attracted a significant amount of critical attention in Chinese academic circles for its explicit sexual and violent content. This article identifies an ethical conundrum faced by critics who want to support Hung's...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 29–50.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Richard I. Suchenski Although their work is most frequently discussed in relation to the “Indian New Wave” or within the more theoretically charged framework of the “avant-garde,” filmmakers Mani Kaul and Kumar Shahani have spent decades pursuing aesthetic projects whose parameters exceed the...
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positions (2000) 8 (3): 829.
Published: 01 August 2000
... University.Hisdissertationistitled“HouseandHomeinModernJapan:ReformingEveryday Life, 1880–1920.” Gennifer Weisenfeld teaches art history at Duke University. Her book on the politics of the avant-garde in prewar Japan is forthcoming...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 947–952.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., for they are part of its larger multicultural reality.” In this way they do their work. Rossella Ferrari’s “The Avant-­garde Is Dead, Long Live the (Pop) Avant-­Garde! Critical Reconfigurations in Contemporary Chinese The...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1215–1216.
Published: 01 November 2012
... in TDR: The Drama Review, Postcolonial Studies, Journal of Contemporary China, Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, and elsewhere. Her monograph Pop Goes the Avant-­Garde: Experimental Theatre in Contemporary China is forthcoming (2012...
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positions (1999) 7 (1): 269–270.
Published: 01 February 1999
... Studies in Seventeenth-Century China.” Maronatha Ivanova is a Ph.D. candidate in political science, University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation is on the relationship between the Chinese avant-garde counter...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 527–528.
Published: 01 May 2006
... professor of Chinese at the University of Southern California. His new study Origins of the Chinese Avant-Garde is forthcoming from University of California Press in 2007. Yoon Sun Yang is a PhD candidate at the University of...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 489–490.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., 2005); an essay in Japanese Women Artists in Avant-­garde Movements, 1950 – 1975 (Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Art, 2005); entries in Yes Yoko Ono (Japan Society, 2000); an essay in Yayoi Kusama (Centre Pompidou, 2011), and “From Space to Environment...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 741–742.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Racialization in Avant- Garde Asian American Poetry. positions 17:3  Winter 2009 742 Ken C. Kawashima, a professor at the University of Toronto Department of East Asian...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 251–254.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Origin,” finds Gavin Walker addressing a question that previous essays left open. Where in politically engaged, avant-garde, or at the very least disruptive cul­ tural technologies, can a critic working immanently find historical origins...
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positions (2004) 12 (3): 611–641.
Published: 01 August 2004
..., literally meaning “contemporary art.” However, gendai bijutsu is not neutral terminology for “art produced in the present,” or “today’s art.” It signifies a field of practice unto itself, evolved and institutionalized from zen’ei bijutsu (avant-garde...
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positions (2004) 12 (3): 711–731.
Published: 01 August 2004
... reception over the past few years since 1999? What are the implications for the various discourses concerning the avant-garde in China, and the commonly used binary separating the “official” and the “nonofficial” domains? Does experimental art trace the...