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The275th Kijuro Yahagi: Magnetic Vision/100 New Works

May 08, 2009 - May 30, 2009

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The May 2009 exhibition at Ginza Graphic Gallery will feature Kijuro Yahagifs gMagnetic Vision/100 New Works.h Kijuro Yahagi has been delving into the world of perception since gShot by a Sighth in 1988. Continued with gPerceiving by Sighth (1992), gOnefs Point of Viewh (1994), gHidden Accumulated Visionh (1998) and gExistence Appearanceh (2000), the series attempts to unravel the mysterious design of the visual world from various angles. The new series, gMagnetic Vision,h features 100 new works. When looking at a certain area through a magnifying glass, that particular area appears magnified. However, the inside of the lens compresses a much larger world that includes the surrounding scenery. The resulting effect is an image in which the surrounding world appears to be magnetically drawn inward. Yahagifs works put forth the questions, gHow can one reconcile the fact that the images in the frames are seamlessly connected with the surroundings,h and gCan one truly close in on the world one is consciously viewing?h