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image image Leandro Erlich: Illusionary Play
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Lucy Birmingham
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A master of optical illusion, Leandro Erlich has been called the magician of the contemporary art world. Magical indeed, how he draws viewers into his work in a consciously interactive way, visually and physically. And while the conceptual artist seems to shy away from making obviously political or social statements, "experiencing" his work is not just about entertainment. There is a purpose, he says. more...

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image image Adventures in Sound: The Takehisa Kosugi Exhibition
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Christopher Stephens
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Two electric fans stand face-to-face on a low pedestal, pivoting back and forth at different speeds, their shadows projected on the large curved wall behind them. Attached to the right side of each fan guard is a small speaker, which periodically emits a sputter, click or vocal muttering apparently plucked out of the ether and altered by the changing distance between the fans' heads and the whirring of their blades. more...

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image image Denshoubi: New Frontiers in Art Reproduction
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Alan Gleason
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Some of Japan's finest pre-modern art was painted on byobu folding screens and fusuma sliding doors inside palaces, castles, temples and shrines. Though many of these treasures survive to this day, the risk of damage from sustained exposure to light or the elements often prevents them from being displayed in public. That's a shame when the works form an integral part of still-standing structures, many of them designated cultural properties. more...

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image image Yasuhiro Suzuki's "Spontaneous Garden" of Earthly Delights
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Alan Gleason
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Multimedia artist Yasuhiro Suzuki is a jokester with a protean imagination. Spontaneous Garden, his current solo exhibition in the Main Gallery at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, treats the viewer to an outpouring of conceptual works. They are sometimes sublime, sometimes merely wacky (and quite often wackily sublime), but always mind-titillating. more...

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Leandro Erlich: Illusionary Play
Lucy Birmingham
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