Tipping Point  Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong, 2016. © Minna Valjakka.

Tipping Point Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong, 2016. © Minna Valjakka.

SPECIAL ISSUES

Valjakka, Minna, ed. “The Focus: Artistic Alternatives in East Asia.” Special issue, The Newsletter (International Institute for Asian Studies) 76 (Spring 2017): 29–41.

Wang, Meiqin and Valjakka, Minna, eds. “Visual Arts and Urbanization.” Special issue, China Information 29, no. 2 (2015): 137–265.

 

ARTICLES

Valjakka, Minna. “Urban hacking: the versatile forms of cultural resilience in Hong Kong.” URBAN DESIGN International. 2019 (first online): 1-13.

Valjakka, Minna. “The Tipping Point for Alternatives in East Asian Arts.” The Newsletter (International Institute for Asian Studies) no. 76 (Spring 2017): 29‒30.

Valjakka, Minna. “Hacking Hong Kong. Urban Creativity as Dissidence and Participation.” The Newsletter (International Institute for Asian Studies) no. 76 (Spring 2017): 40‒41.

Wang, Meiqin and Valjakka, Minna. “Urbanized Interfaces: Visual Arts in Chinese Cities,” in “Visual Arts and Urbanization,” special issue. China Information 29, no. 2 (2015): 139–153.

Valjakka, Minna. “Negotiating Spatial Politics: Site-responsiveness in Chinese Urban Art Images.” in “Visual Arts and Urbanization,” special issue. China Information 29, no. 2 (2015): 253–281.

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

Valjakka, Minna. “Kiinalaisen urbaanin taiteen kulttuurisidonnaisuus.” [The cultural contextuality of Chinese urban art.] Tahiti, no. 1 (2012) np. [Finnish open access journal of Art History].

Valjakka, Minna. “Graffiti with Chinese Characteristics,” in “Artists and Art Worlds in Asia,” special issue. The Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies 29, no. 1 (2011): 31–61.

Valjakka, Minna. “Parodying Mao’s Image: Caricaturing in Contemporary Chinese Art,” in Chinese Art between Tradition and Modernity,” special issue. Asian and African Studies 15, no. 1 (2011): 87–112.

Valjakka, Minna. “Performance Art at Tian’anmen.” KONTUR: Culture, History, Politics. Tidsskrift for Kulturstudier 12, no. 20 (2010): 19–28.

Valjakka, Minna. “Kiinalaisen nykytaiteen matka kansainväliseen menestykseen. Osa 2.” [The journey of Chinese contemporary art to international fame. Part 2.] Kiina sanoin ja kuvin, [Words and images of China], no. 2 (2012): 7–12.

Valjakka, Minna. “Kiinalaisen nykytaiteen matka kansainväliseen menestykseen. Osa 1.” [The international success of the Chinese contemporary art. Part 1.] Kiina sanoin ja kuvin. [Words and images of China], no. 1 (2012): 16–20.

Valjakka, Minna. “Yang Fudongin video- ja valokuvataide: epätodellisuuden tuolla puolen?” [The video and photographic art of Yang Fudong: beyond the unreality?] Taide & Design. [Art & Design], no. 6 (2011): 56–63.

Valjakka, Minna. “Idän Hollywood – elokuvan alkuvaiheet Shanghaissa.” [Hollywood of the East – Initial Steps of Cinema in Shanghai.] WiderScreen no. 1 (2008) np. [Finnish academic journal focusing on multimedial, digital, and audiovisual media culture.]

Valjakka, Minna. “Sydämen runoilija Zhang Xiaogang.” [Zhang Xiaogang: A Poet by Heart.] Taide, no. 5 (2007): 24–29.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Valjakka, Minna. “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 (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2018), 285‒315.

Valjakka, Minna and Wang Meiqin. “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. Asian Cities series, eds. Minna Valjakka and Meiqin Wang (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2018), 13‒31.

Valjakka, Minna. “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. U. Blanché and I.  Hoppe. Proceedings of the international conference held at The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in July 2016. (Lisbon, 2018), 37‒48.

Valjakka, Minna. 2017. “Kaunottarista  uuden kansakunnan rakentajiksi.” [From Beauties to the Builders of New Nation.] In Kielletty Kaupunki [Forbidden City]. Exhibition catalogue. (Tampere: Museum Centre Vapriikki, 2017), 68‒74.

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

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

Valjakka, Minna. “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  (Helsinki: Art House, 2016), 347‒383.

Airaksinen, Tiina, Sinkkonen, Elina, and Valjakka, Minna. “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 (Helsinki: Art House, 2016), 11‒34.

Valjakka, Minna. “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 (Helsinki: Art House, 2016), 71‒75.

Valjakka, Minna. “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 (Helsinki: Art House, 2016), 95‒99.

Valjakka, Minna. “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 (Helsinki: Art House, 2016), 383‒387.

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

Valjakka, Minna. “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. (Joensuu: Joensuu Art Museum, 2012), 13–33.

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

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

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

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 (Helsinki: Gaudeamus, 2009), 120–121.

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 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), 165–183.