9780857854490

Asia through Art and Anthropology Cultural Translation Across Borders

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  • ISBN13:

    9780857854490

  • ISBN10:

    0857854496

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-12-05
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Summary

How has Asia been imagined, represented and transferred both literally and visually across linguistic, geopolitical and cultural boundaries? This book explores the shifting roles of those who produce, critique and translate creative forms and practices, for which distinctions of geography, ethnicity, tradition and modernity have become fluid. Drawing on accounts of modern and contemporary art, film, literature, fashion and performance, it challenges established assumptions of the cultural products of Asia.

Special attention is given to the role of cultural translators or 'long-distance cultural specialists' whose works bridge or traverse different worlds, with the inclusion of essays by three important artists who share personal accounts of their experiences creating and showing artworks that negotiate diverse cultural contexts.

With contributions from key scholars of Asian art and culture, including art historian John Clark and anthropologist Clare Harris, alongside fresh voices in the field, Asia Through Art and Anthropology will be essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, art history, Asian studies, visual and cultural studies.

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The publication of the color plates of works by Phaptawan Suwannakudt and Savanhdary Vongpoothorn is funded by the Australian Government.

Author Biography

Fuyubi Nakamura is an anthropologist affiliated with Institute for Art Anthropology at Tama Art University, Japan.

Morgan Perkins is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Art and Director of the Museum Studies Program at the State University of New York-Potsdam, USA.

Olivier Krischer is an art historian based in Sydney, Australia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Contributors
List of Illustrations
List of Color Plates

Foreword - Howard Morphy, the Australian National University, Australia

Introduction - Fuyubi Nakamura, Tama Art University, Japan, Morgan Perkins, the State University of New York-potsdam, USA, and Olivier Krischer, Independent Scholar, Australia

Part One: Art, Location and Travel
Asian Artists as Long Distance Cultural Specialists in the Formation of Modernities - John Clark, the University of Sydney, Australia

In and out of Place: Tibetan Artists' Travels in the Contemporary Art World - Clare Harris, University of Oxford, UK

Imagining 'Asian' Aesthetics in Colonial Hanoi: the École Des Beaux-arts De L'indochine (1925-45) - Phoebe Scott, University of Sydney, Australia

Coming Home: How 're-entry' Shaped the Work of a Contemporary Woman Artist in Taiwan - Natalie Seiz, the University of Sydney, Australia

Painting on Location: Lin Haizhong and Contemporary Chinese Painting - Morgan Perkins, the State University of New York-Potsdam, USA

Part Two: Artists' Voices
Catching the Moment, One Step at a Time - Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Independent Artist, Sydney, Australia

Lifting Words, Floating Words - Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Independent Artist, Canberra, Australia

Typologic: Interactions Between the Intellect and the Senses - Chihiro Minato, Tama Art University, Japan

Part Three: Image, Representation and Performance
Some Indian 'Views of India': the Ethics of Representation - Christopher Pinney, University College London, UK

Fragile Polyphony: Takeda Taijun's Longing for Asia through the Landscape of Shen Congwen - Barbara Hartley, the University of Tasmania, Australia

Unframing the Nation: The Moving Image and Its Parergon in Southeast Asia- David Teh, National University of Singapore, Singapore

The 'Nationality' of Lolita Fashion - Masafumi Monden, the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

The Impossibility of Performing 'Asia' - Catherine Diamond, Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan

Index

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