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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 260–297.
Published: 01 October 2019
... . Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 garbage waste picker precarity artwork class tension An eleven-year-old girl, small for her age, cuts out a picture of shiny red ballet flats from a French fashion magazine. She displays them on a grubby cushion at her feet, alongside a dozen other...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 289–292.
Published: 01 March 2021
... photographs with different material substrates” (26). Examples of photo-forms include the deleted film scene portraying the Nanjing Massacre that later achieved an afterlife on a Nordstrom hoodie; a series of refashioned family portraits in avant-garde artworks from after the Cultural Revolution...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 244–247.
Published: 01 March 2022
... perceptive readings of artworks ranging from painting to photography and theater against the backdrop of early 1950s US-led expropriation of land in Okinawa and the onset of the Vietnam War (Inoue), violent processes of modernization in South Korea (Youngjune Lee), and the yearning for a new kind...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 509–514.
Published: 01 September 2022
... images, Staggered Observations of a Coast (2021) at STPI Gallery, Singapore. Artwork © Charles Lim Yi Yong/STPI. Photo courtesy of the artist and STPI—Creative Workshop & Gallery. Figures 1–3. Charles Lim Yi Yong, Zone of Convergence series, 2021, exhibition installation images, Staggered...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 55–74.
Published: 01 December 2022
... origins of creativity in vibrant, fluid nonhuman elements, Shen Congwen addresses the natural foundation for the ideal of the beautiful in human artworks. Aesthetic thinkers Cai Yuanpei 蔡元培 (1868–1940) and Zhu Guangqian 朱光潛 (1897–1986), writing around the same time, believed that the beauty of artworks...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 181–187.
Published: 01 December 2022
... with nature for building a livable home, technological hegemony and dystopia seem to have obliterated that possibility. Yet it is precisely because of this frustration over the shrunken horizon that we should receive a wakeup call and find these unfilled aspirations newly relevant. Speaking about artworks...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 March 2019
... with beautiful paintings and artifacts. Moving away from those artworks that “minister to vanity and social joys,” the viewer would fall in love with “the beautiful in nature” and appreciate “a voluptuousness for the mind in a train of thought that he can never unravel.” 26 Human-nature intimacy...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 298–319.
Published: 01 October 2019
... attracted planners, tourists, and happenstance gawkers for the use of urban screens, many of overwhelming sizes. Other impressive displays are also ubiquitous: imposing public artwork, huge architectural edifices dominating the cityscape, and entire districts designed to visually astound the visitor...
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Published: 01 September 2022
Figures 1–3. Charles Lim Yi Yong, Zone of Convergence series, 2021, exhibition installation images, Staggered Observations of a Coast (2021) at STPI Gallery, Singapore. Artwork © Charles Lim Yi Yong/STPI. Photo courtesy of the artist and STPI—Creative Workshop & Gallery. More
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 265–282.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of Charles Lim's recent artwork in Cheow Thia Chan's conclusion to this special issue. This issue's thirteen contributors include several scholars based in North America (Bernards, Rojas, Shen, Volland, and Wang), Europe (Hoogervorst), and Australia (Stenberg). Three of our contributors (Ng, Ko, and Wong...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 164–180.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., authentic artwork, and personal development. He examines life in depth and seeks to create works of truth and beauty unalienated by commodity and capital. In Mars, he finds kindred spirits and a congenial social ecology for his type of art. He falls in love with Janet Brook, the director of the film archive...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 479–500.
Published: 01 October 2021
... the impending Japanese invasion of Medan, the first-person narrator and his friends from the editorial team of an Indonesian Chinese newspaper's literary supplement Xinlu 新路 (New Path) make plans to escape. His friends include Old Fang 老方, who used to work at Medan's train terminal and can create artworks...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 102–124.
Published: 01 March 2022
... . TVBS News . “ Yiwenchao—Lin Huaimin qishisui daibiaozuo, Guanyu daoyu Taiwan shouyan 藝文潮: 林懷民70歲代表作,《關於島嶼》台灣首演 [Artistic and Literary Fashions: Lin Hwai-min's Representative Artwork Formosa Premiered in Taiwan]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csXNipvntAA (accessed February 6 , 2022...
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Published: 01 September 2022
presented as SEA STATE 8: the grid . Artwork © Charles Lim Yi Yong/STPI. Image courtesy of Charles Lim Yi Yong and STPI. More
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 119–134.
Published: 01 December 2022
... artwork as deeply rooted in the earth. The postquake natural environment, though a land of debris and corpses, possesses a rich and vast potential of regeneration and renewal. Houses have collapsed, people have been killed and buried, but come the season of wheat harvest in May, “the architect...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 201–224.
Published: 01 March 2023
... workers she encountered when she was a factory worker in Dongguan. 57 She continued work on this project after she had written her way out of subalternity herself, still living among the migrant worker community as she commuted to her job at Artworks in Guangzhou. The book is a critical engagement...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 75–86.
Published: 01 December 2022
... as if they are carving an artwork.” 19 The abundant water at the Dragon Spring evokes the bounties that nature is offering for the villagers' long parched bodies and lives. The labor activity involves social gathering and teamwork: it enriches emotional connection, forges solidarity, and fosters romantic love...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 106–118.
Published: 01 December 2022
... a wholesome personality, and are producers of material products as well as creators of artworks. Chinese documentary filmmakers react to situations of alienated labor and degraded environment with compelling works of exposé and critique. They tell inconvenient truths and register the wretched...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 394–410.
Published: 01 September 2022
... (A Short Account of Penang Island—A Treatise on Arts and Letters) and Thio Chee Non's 張煜南 Binlangyu liuyu shige 檳榔嶼流寓詩歌 (A Sojourner's Poetry about Penang Island) recorded the refined cultures of the south. Journalists and teachers also left behind poems and artworks in native place guilds, ancestral...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 87–105.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and communities, taking charge of their own medical and health care needs. As the peasants triumph over the epidemic, the “magic landscape” ( shenzhou 神州) is restored to its green health and enveloped in a divine aura. The landscape cleansed of schistosomiasis attests to an artwork crafted by working people...