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Beyond Imperial AestheticsTheories of Art and Politics in East Asia$
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Mayumo Inoue and Steve Choe

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9789888455874

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888455874.001.0001

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On the Form’s Edge

On the Form’s Edge

Adaniya Masayoshi’s Abstract Paintings and Biopolitics in US-Occupied Okinawa

(p.147) 7 On the Form’s Edge
Beyond Imperial Aesthetics

Mayumo Inoue

Hong Kong University Press

This essay looks at postwar painter Adaniya Masayoshi's abstract landscape paintings of U.S. military bases in Okinawa in the 1960s as well as the painter's own theoretically sophisticated reflections on them. By situating Adaniya's painterly figurations of landscape, military infrastructure, and soldiers' bodies alongside recent Foucauldian and autonomist Marxist analyses of "Okinawa" as an effect and product of global imperial politics, this essay seeks to closely analyse Adaniya's lifelong effort to make visible his torqued forms as a rupturing of the mode of racializing biopolitics in U.S.-occupied Okinawa in the time of the Vietnam War.

Keywords:   Okinawa, Biopolitics, Michel Foucault, Adaniya Masayoshi, abstract painting, Immanuel Kant, Jean-Luc Nancy, American Occupation, Race

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