• Intersections: Issues in Contemporary Art

    An issue of: positions: asia critique
    Volume: 12
    Issue: 3
    Special Issue Editor(s): Joan Kee
    Pages: 224
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  • 1. Guest Editor’s Introduction

    2. Historicizing “Contemporary Art”: Some Discursive Practices in Gendai Bijutsu in Japan–Reiko Tomii

    3. Authenticity, Reflexivity, and Spectacle; or, The Rise of New Asia Is Not the End of the World–Lee Weng Choy

    4. Trouble in New Utopia–Joan Kee

    5. Catholic Capital: Consuming Manuel Ocampo–Patrick Flores

    6. Considering Huanjing: Positioning Experimental Art in China–Thomas J. Berghuis

    7. Urban Mediations in Hong Kong Contemporary Art: Notes on A Very Good City and Local Orientation–Alice Ming Wai Jim

    Commentaries

    8. Beautiful Violence: War, Peace, Globalization–Sheldon Lu

    9. The Great Wall in Contemporary Chinese Art–Gao Minglu

    10. Contributors

    11. Color plates

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  • Description

    This special issue of positions adds to the increasingly substantial set of discussions on contemporary visual art in Asia. Approaching the topic from an interrogative perspective-one that explores deceptively simple definitions of terms such as "contemporary" and "Asia"-these essays examine specific works from Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, China and the Philippines and consider the particular context in which they were created. The result is an issue that encourages larger discussions of reflexivity, historicity, and politicization as it relates to artistic expression in Asian contexts.

    Contributors. Thomas J. Berghuis, Lee Weng Choy, Patrick Flores, Joan Kee, Alice Ming Wai Jim, Sheldon Lu, Gao Minglu, Reiko Tomii

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