Comment on East Asian Politics Understood Through Naked Girls by yin:

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well, you can say it like that~ if you want~
but there are some important factors you have to consider
in interpretation~ such as ~ “signifiant” and “signifier”
sorry~ it’s french~ because I went to a french school (Fine Arts)
signifiant=meaning and signifier=mean ~~~
it has different meaning for different culture
for example: red(signifiant) for westerner mean blood/death/danger, etc(signifier)
but from the viewpoint of eastern people~~ red means celebration/marriage/wishful,etc(signifier)
for eastern people~ the “no colour” black and white(signifiant) mean death/negative matter (signifier)
what I want to say ~ is ~ that the proper way of interpretation can’t be done like that
it’s way more complicated


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  • East Asian Politics Understood Through Naked Girls:
    you have to say it to the author~ I’m not the one who drew it~ but I’m pretty sure what he will say will be “what do you see?” “it’s that then” ~~ the goal of an artist~ is to make an artwork that has many possiblity~~~ which means~ different people~ will see it in different angle~ by the way ~ the same applies for photography ~ well, I don’t know about ceramic and others~~~ I only know that photography and painting are aiming for that~ the concept is way more important nowaday (art …

  • East Asian Politics Understood Through Naked Girls:
    your observation is not half bad~ I have something to add ~ there’s a canvas behind the “America” and “Japan” and it’s obviously a portrayal of a “chinese” that means ~ “Chinese” has back up (spies) in other word, he’s cheating, as we all know spies are everywhere ~of course, America , Japan, Russia, etc have spies too~ but I guess the reason why the author adds the portrayal of a “chinese” there is to give us the hint that he got more thrump cards than any other players~~~ I’m not ending here~ …

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