From 19-22 February 2004 the Asia Research Institute and the History Department of the National University of Singapore convened a major international conference on recent approaches to modern and contemporary Asian art, 'Our Modernities: Positioning Asian Art Now', with John Clark as chair of convenors. This volume presents a selection of thirteen substantially revised papers from the twenty-six that were originally presented at the conference. The rationale for the selection was a focus on certain problems of art practice and reception whilst retaining a diversity of regional and methodological approaches.
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I Discriminating the 'Public': Processes of Reception and Artistic Creation in a Situation of Modernity
Tribal Art and Its Incorporation into Contemporary Art - Robert JAHNKE
First Steps to Modernity: The Javanese Painter Raden Saleh (1811-1880) - Werner KRAUS
'A Piece of History': Juan Luna's Parisian Life and the Production of Property - Patrick D. FLORES
Painting the Nanyang's 'Public': Notes towards a Reassessment - Kevin CHUA
The Emergence of a Mass Audience for Modern Art in Japan - Toshiharu OMUKA, 五十殿利治
Commentary on Part I - T.K. SABAPATHY
II Contemporary Dilemmas: Between a 'Public Art' and Positioning Artistic Practice
Selling Space: Socialism and Signage in Phnom Penh after the Khmer Rouge - Ingrid MUAN
Garlands of Love: Socialist Realist Aesthetics in Singapore - Ray LANGENBACH
More Trouble than it is Worth: What Can We Expect from Public Art in Singapore? - Peter SCHOPPERT
Everyday Life and Imaginaries of the Modern - Charles MEREWETHER
Performance Art and Its Constraints - Thomas J. BERGHUIS
Commentary on Part II - Maurizio PELEGGI
III Between the International and National Publics for Art
Cultural Transformations in the Asia-pacific: The Asia-Pacific Triennial and the Fukuoka Triennale Compared - Caroline TURNER
Cartographies of the Future: The Asia-Pacific Triennials and the Curatorial Imaginary - Francis MARAVILLAS
Post Doi Moi International Reception of Vietnamese Contemporary Art - Boitran HUYNH-BEATTIE
Commentary on Part III - John CLARK, 姜苦樂
IV Conclusion
What Modern and Contemporary Asian Art Is (or Is Not): The View from MoMA and the View from Asia - John CLARK, 姜苦樂
Eye of the Beholder: Reception, Audience, And Practice of Modern Asian Art
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Eye of the Beholder: Reception, Audience, And Practice of Modern Asian Art


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