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Minna Valjakka

Professor Art History, in particular contemporary art history and theory from a global perspective

Name
Prof.dr. M.K. Valjakka
Telephone
+31 71 527 2648
E-mail
m.k.valjakka@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Minna Valjakka is Professor of Art History, especially on contemporary art history and theory in a global perspective.

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Publications

Scholarly

Valjakka, Minna. 2022. “Gendered Tonalities: Urban Publicness through Street Art and Murals by and for Women in East Asian Cities.” In Socially Engaged Public Art in East Asia: Space, Place, and Community in Action, ed. Meiqin Wang, 23–56. Wilmington: Vernon Press.

Valjakka, Minna. 2021. “From Material Ephemerality to Immaterial Permanency: The disCONNECT Exhibition and the Realms of Interactive Immersiveness.” Nuart Journal 3 (1): 120–133 [open access].

Valjakka, Minna, ed. 2021. “Shifting Undergrounds in East and Southeast Asia” [Special Issue]. Cultural Studies, 35 (1).

Valjakka, Minna. 2021. “Introduction: Shifting Undergrounds in East and Southeast Asia.” Cultural Studies 35 (1): 1–26. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09502386.2020.1844256.

Valjakka, Minna. 2021. “Affective Paragrounds: Alternative Envisionings through Multidisciplinary Contemporary Arts in Singapore.” Cultural Studies 35 (1): 183–209. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09502386.2020.1844264.

Valjakka, Minna. 2020. “Co-authoring the space: the initial Lennon Wall Hong Kong in 2014 as socially engaged creativity.” Cultural Studies 34 (6): 979–1006. DOI: 10.1080/09502386.2019.1698056.

Valjakka, Minna. 2020. “Arts and Ecosystems: Building Towards Regeneration of ‘Cultural Resilience’ in Indonesia.” In Forces of Art: Perspectives from a Changing World, eds. Carin Kuoni, Jordi Baltà Portolés, Nora N. Khan, and Serubiri Moses, 131‒160. Amsterdam: Valiz.

Connolly, Creighton, Valjakka Minna and Sham Desmond Hock-Man, eds. 2020. “Remapping the Arts, Heritage and Cultural Production: Between Policies and Practices in East and Southeast Asian Cities” [Special Section] City, Culture and Society, 21.

Valjakka, Minna. 2020. “Urban Hacking: The Versatile Forms of Cultural Resilience in Hong Kong.” URBAN DESIGN International, 25: 152–164. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41289-019-00079-5.

Valjakka, Minna. 2019. “Worlding through Gendering: Female Agency, Artistic Practices and Spatio-aesthetic Dynamics in and for Cities.” City, Culture and Society, 19: 100283.DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccs.2019.02.001.

Valjakka, Minna. 2019. “Cross-cultural Collaboration: Modes of Participation for Co-creation of the Urban Public Space. In Cultures of Participation – Arts, Digital Media and Cultural Institutions, eds. Birgit Erickson, Carsten Stage, and Bjarki Valtysson, 51‒70. London: Routledge.

Valjakka, Minna and Wang Meiqin, eds. 2018. “Visual Arts, Representations and Interventions in Contemporary China. Urbanized Interface. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Valjakka, Minna and Wang Meiqin. 2018. “Engagement with the Urban: Visual Arts as a form of Cultural Activism in Contemporary China.” In Visual Arts, Representations and Interventions in Contemporary China. Urbanized Interface, eds. Minna Valjakka and Meiqin Wang, 13‒31. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [open access].

Valjakka, Minna. 2018. “Translocal Site-responsiveness of Urban Creativity in Mainland China.” In Visual Arts, Representations and Interventions in Contemporary China. Urbanized Interface. Asian Cities series, eds. Minna Valjakka and Meiqin Wang, 285‒315. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Valjakka, Minna. 2018. “Beyond Artification: De/reconstructing conceptual frameworks and hierarchies of artistic and creative practices in urban public space.” In Urban Art: Creating the Urban with Art, eds. Ulrich Blanché and Ilaria Hoppe, 37‒48. Lisbon: Urban Creativity. [open access]

Valjakka, Minna. 2017. “The Tipping Point for Alternatives in East Asian Arts.” The Newsletter (International Institute for Asian Studies) 76 (Spring): 29‒30. [open access]

Valjakka, Minna. 2017. “Hacking Hong Kong. Urban Creativity as Dissidence and Participation.” The Newsletter (International Institute for Asian Studies) 76 (Spring): 40‒41. [open access]

Valjakka, Minna, ed. 2017. “Alternatives in East Asian Arts” [Special Issue]. The Focus, The Newslettter, International Institute for Asian Studies, 76, (Spring 2017). [open access]

Valjakka, Minna. 2016. “Claiming Spaces for Urban Art Images in Beijing and Shanghai.” In Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art, ed. Jeffrey Ian Ross, 357‒362. New York: Routledge.

Valjakka, Minna. 2016. “Contesting Transcultural Trends: Emerging Self-identities and Urban Art Images in Hong Kong.” In Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art, ed. Jeffrey Ian Ross, 381‒387. New York: Routledge.

Airaksinen, Tiina, Sinkkonen, Elina and Valjakka, Minna, eds. 2016. Enemmän kuin puoli taivasta: kiinalainen nainen historiassa, yhteiskunnassa ja kulttuurissa. [More Than Half the Sky: Chinese Women in History, Society and Culture.] Helsinki: Art House. Winner of the Kanava Award 2016.

Valjakka, Minna. 2016. “Naistaiteilijat ja globaalin nykytaiteen haasteet.” [Female artists and the challenges of global contemporary art scene.] In Enemmän kuin puoli taivasta: kiinalainen nainen historiassa, yhteiskunnassa ja kulttuurissa. [More than Half the Sky: Chinese Women in History, Society and Culture], eds. Tiina Airaksinen, Elina Sinkkonen and Minna Valjakka, 347‒383. Helsinki: Art House.

Airaksinen, Tiina, Sinkkonen, Elina, and Valjakka, Minna. 2016. “Toiminnan naisia.” [Women of Action.] In Enemmän kuin puoli taivasta: kiinalainen nainen historiassa, yhteiskunnassa ja kulttuurissa. [More than Half the Sky: Chinese Women in History, Society and Culture], eds. Tiina Airaksinen, Elina Sinkkonen and Minna Valjakka, 11‒34. Helsinki: Art House.

Valjakka, Minna. 2016. “Jalkojen sitominen.” [Foot binding]. In Enemmän kuin puoli taivasta: kiinalainen nainen historiassa, yhteiskunnassa ja kulttuurissa. [More than Half the Sky: Chinese Women in History, Society and Culture], eds. Tiina Airaksinen, Elina Sinkkonen and Minna Valjakka, 71‒75. Helsinki: Art House.

Valjakka, Minna. 2016. “Jiang Qing: valkokankaalta vallan syövereihin.” [Jiang Qing: From screen to the depths of power.] In Enemmän kuin puoli taivasta: kiinalainen nainen historiassa, yhteiskunnassa ja kulttuurissa. [More than Half the Sky: Chinese Women in History, Society and Culture], eds. Tiina Airaksinen, Elina Sinkkonen and Minna Valjakka, 95‒99. Helsinki: Art House.

Valjakka, Minna. 2016. “Urbaani taide ja naiset.” [Urban art and women.] In Enemmän kuin puoli taivasta: kiinalainen nainen historiassa, yhteiskunnassa ja kulttuurissa. [More than Half the Sky: Chinese Women in History, Society and Culture], eds. Tiina Airaksinen, Elina Sinkkonen and Minna Valjakka, 383‒387. Helsinki: Art House.

Wang, Meiqin and Valjakka, Minna, eds. 2015. “Visual Arts and Urbanization,” [Special Issue]. China Information 29 (2).

Wang, Meiqin and Valjakka, Minna, 2015. “Urbanized Interfaces: Visual Arts in Chinese Cities.” China Information 29 (2): 139–153.

Valjakka, Minna. 2015. “Negotiating Spatial Politics: Site-responsiveness in Chinese Urban Art Images.” China Information 29 (2): 253–281.

Valjakka, Minna. 2015. “Echoes of Silence: Art Against Amnesia.” In Whither China and the Communist Party Regime? Remembering June Fourth after Twenty-five Years. ed. Joseph Cheng, 172‒213. Hong Kong: Contemporary China Research Project, City University of Hong Kong.

Valjakka, Minna. 2015. “Urban Art Images and the Concerns of Mainlandization in Hong Kong.” In Asian Cities: Colonial to Global, ed. Gregory Bracken, 93‒121. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Valjakka, Minna. 2015. “Renegotiating the Traumatizing Experiences: Reemploying Visual Images of Mao in Contemporary Art.” In The Use of Mao and the Chongqing Model, ed. Joseph Cheng, 277‒318. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press.

Valjakka, Minna. 2014. “Contesting the Levels of Il/legality of Urban Art Images in China.” Revista de Cultura / Review of Culture, International Edition, 45: 96‒117.

Valjakka, Minna. 2014. “Kaid Ashton: Conflating streets, arts, and charity.” In Lisbon Street Art & Urban Creativity, eds. P. Soares Neves and D. V. de Freitas Simões, 149–157. Lisbon: Urban Creativity.

Valjakka, Minna. 2012. “Kiinalaisen taiteen arvottamisen lähtökohtia ja muutoksia.” [Starting points and changes in the evaluation of Chinese Art.] In Lohikäärmeen vuosi. Kiinan dynastioiden taidetta. [The Year of the Dragon. Art from the Chinese Dynasties], eds. E. Nieminen and A. Waenerberg. Exhibition catalogue, 13–33. Joensuu: Joensuu Art Museum.

Valjakka, Minna. 2012. “Kiinalaisen urbaanin taiteen kulttuurisidonnaisuus.” [The cultural contextuality of Chinese urban art.] Tahiti, 1: np. [Finnish open access journal of Art History]. [open access]

Valjakka, Minna. 2011. “Graffiti with Chinese Characteristics.” The Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies 29 (1): 31–61.

Valjakka, Minna. 2011. “Parodying Mao’s Image: Caricaturing in Contemporary Chinese Art.” Asian and African Studies 15 (1): 87–112.

Valjakka, Minna. 2011. Many Faces of Mao Zedong. Doctoral dissertation. Helsinki: Unigrafia.

Valjakka, Minna. 2010. “Performance Art at Tian’anmen.” KONTUR: Culture, History, Politics. Tidsskrift for Kulturstudier 12 (20): 19–28.

Valjakka, Minna. 2009. “Kiinalainen nykytaide, Mao ja Tiananmen.” [Chinese Contemporary Art, Mao and Tiananmen]. In Pekingin Kevät 1989, [Beijing Spring 1989], eds. Raisa Asikainen, Teemu Naarajärvi and Juha Vuori, 120–121. Helsinki: Gaudeamus.

Valjakka, Minna. 2008. “Inciting mental terror as effective governmental control: Chinese propaganda posters during the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976).” In Terror and the Arts: Artistic, Literary, and Political Interpretations of Violence from Dostoyevsky to Abu Ghraib, eds. M. Hyvärinen and L. Muszynski, 165–183. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Valjakka, Minna. 2008. Idän Hollywood – elokuvan alkuvaiheet Shanghaissa [Hollywood of the East – Initial Steps of Cinema in Shanghai.] WiderScreen 1.

Other

Valjakka, Minna. 2018 Creating Collaborations: Micro Galleries and the Remapping of Cross-cultural Art Events. Social impact report.

Valjakka, Minna. 2017. Kaunottarista uuden kansakunnan rakentajiksi. [From Beauties to the Builders of New Nation.] Kielletty Kaupunki [Forbidden City]. Exhibition catalogue, Tampere: Museum Centre Vapriikki.

Valjakka, Minna. 2011. Yang Fudongin video- ja valokuvataide: epätodellisuuden tuolla puolen? [The video and photographic art of Yang Fudong: beyond the unreality?] Taide & Design. [Art & Design]. 6/2011, 56–63.

Valjakka, Minna. 2007. Sydämen runoilija Zhang Xiaogang. [“Zhang Xiaogang: A Poet from His Heart.”] Taide [Art] 5, 24–29.

Valjakka, Minna with Michael Wolf. 2007. Kuvia Kiinasta / Pieces of China. Bilingual exhibition catalogue includes ten articles single authored by M. Valjakka. Tampere: Museum Centre Vapriikki.

 

 

Professor Art History, in particular contemporary art history and theory from a global perspective

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • KG Moderne beeldende kunst

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Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number A1.24

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