International Journal of Cultural and Art Studies <p>International Journal of Culture and Art Studies (online) or International Journal of Cultural and Art Studies (print) abbreviated as IJCAS is an academic, open access, and peer-reviewed journal founded and first published in 2018 by TALENTA Publisher and organized by Talenta Publisher &amp; <a href="">the Faculty of Cultural Sciences</a>, <a href="">University of Sumatera Utara</a>, Indonesia. It welcomes full research articles in the field of humanities from the following subject area: macro &amp; micro linguistics, traditional culture, oral tradition, literarure, history, tourism, local wisdom, etc.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong><img src="" /></strong></a> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong><img src="" /></strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>e-ISSN <a href="">2654-3591</a> </strong><strong>p-ISSN <a href="">2623-1999</a></strong></p> en-US (Mhd. Pujiono, M.Hum, Ph.D.) (Rudiansyah ) Sat, 31 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0700 OJS 60 Art as Contextual Epistemology: A New Theoretical Perspective on Contemporary Avant-gardism in Africa <p>Art constitutes a framework for the generation of new knowledge that enables a sophisticated understanding of society. It is deconstructivist/interrogative thus leads to the creation of alternative narratives and realities derived from complex visual interpretation of the universe, societies and circumstances. In a cognitivist sense, beyond aesthetic emotions/visual appeal art constitutes an intellectual source of knowledge through in-depth analysis of form, content and context of any given artwork. The paper adopts discourse and iconographic analysis as methodologies to introduce a new uncovered phenomenon of Contemporary Avant-gardism in postcolonial African art based on knowledge generation tailored to enforce change. This is achieved by interrogating the ideologies, methodologies and visual configurations of the works of contemporary African artists such as El Anatsui, Olu Amoda, Brett Murray, Kudzanai Chiurai, Clem Akpang and others. Their works instigate new lines of inquiries/knowledge through a renewed but subtle bohemian approach to artifactuality and interpretation of contemporary Africa. The paper submits that by its evocative/expressive nature, art creates structures of knowledge through subjective and visual dialogues that foster knowing in different ways beyond language. And that in contemporary African art-space this new artistic ethos is deployed as a form of avant-gardism that underpins the rationale of African art created in the continent today.</p> Clement Akpang Copyright (c) 2020 Clement Akpang Sat, 31 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0700 Visual Arts Tourism in Malaysia: A Literature Review <p>This article documented the development of visual arts tourism as a new field of Malaysia's tourism. Since the new millennium, the union of visual arts and tourism has been celebrated by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts &amp; Culture as a marketing strategy to promote Malaysia as a top-of-the-mind destination art tourism destination. The research result has shown that currently there are three significant visual arts programs which are known as (1) One Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism, (2) Art Expo Malaysia, and (3) Kuala Lumpur Biennale has been developed along with the government's strategies for partnership between visual arts, tourism and economic development. It is hoped that this paper will provide insights into an understanding of the tourism industry in Malaysia, particularly for visual arts tourism development.</p> ShawHong SER Copyright (c) 2020 ShawHong SER Sat, 31 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0700 A Semiotics Analysis of the Novel Illustration on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling <p>This research aims to study the novel illustration as a sign in Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban novel by J.K. Rowling (2014). The researcher shows how the illustrations can influence readers by illustrating images, events, colors, and the typography displayed on the novel's cover. This research is qualitative. The data source used is the Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban novel by J.K. Rowling (2014) UK edition. The data collection technique is from analyzing the novel illustration. The theory used in this study is a semiotic analysis of literature, the course of the sign, meaning, metaphor, and symbolism. The result of this study are as follows: first, the value of novel illustrations. Second, the meaning of color psychology. Third, the reviews about the different edition of Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban novel.</p> Ionove Gistrama, Yeny Prastiwi Copyright (c) 2020 Ionove Gistrama, Yeny Prastiwi Sat, 31 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0700 The Role of Jayengrana in the Golek Rod Puppet Show During Javanese Succession War <p>The second Javanese succession war began after Pakubuwono I and the Company won the first Javanese succession war. Jayengrana struggling together with the descendants of the Sultan of Mataram succeeded in making Pakubuwono I. anxious.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The second Javanese succession war illustrated the spirit of the struggle of the son of Untung Surapati in fighting for truth and justice. The two problems discussed in this article are to make objective reconstruction of the past. Second, how the influence of&nbsp; &nbsp; Islam &nbsp;on &nbsp;&nbsp;the &nbsp;kingdoms &nbsp;in &nbsp;Java. &nbsp;The&nbsp; author&nbsp; collects&nbsp;&nbsp; and&nbsp; enforces&nbsp;&nbsp; facts&nbsp; to get a conclusion in a scary show. The study method includes qualitative analysis, the historical approach of Karl Marx, and F. Engels's perspective in understanding history&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; as a past event.</p> Sri Wahyuning Septarina, I Nyoman Artayasa Copyright (c) 2020 Sri Wahyuning Septarina Sat, 31 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0700 The Body As Canvas As Picture <p>Body painting turns the body into a canvas – this frequently used phrase illustrates the challenge that body painting faces: It uses a three-dimensional surface and has to cope with its irregularities, but also with the model’s abilities, likes and dislikes. After giving an introduction to the art and categorizing its various types and contexts, the article focuses on the European body painting scene and on the role of the model within the scene. Although body painting can be very challenging for her – she has to expose her body and to stand still for a long time while getting transformed – models report that they enjoy the process and the result, even if they are not confident about their own bodies. A reason is that the “double staging“ – becoming a threedimentional work of art and then being staged for a photograph – remotes the body from the model and gives her the chance to see her painted body detached from herself. On the one hand, body painting closely relates to the body, on the other hand, it can help to overcome the body.</p> Maja Tabea Jerrentrup Copyright (c) 2020 Maja Tabea Jerrentrup Sat, 31 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0700