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image image Legacies of the Man Who Sculpted Wind from Trees, at the Museum of Modern Art, Hayama
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Susan Rogers Chikuba
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The masterwork stands -- or rather, abides -- alone in the center of the first gallery of Sunazawa Bikky: Sculpted Spirits in Wood, a show running through 18 June at the Museum of Modern Art, Hayama. Tongue of God is at once erotic, comical, wild; at rest and yet very much alive. Two meters high and more than half that around, it's a solid mass of oak that looks so natural one wonders if it was brought in from the woods as is. more...

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image image The Future Is the Past at Expo '70 Pavilion
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Christopher Stephens
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The Great Exhibition, held at the Crystal Palace in London in 1851, marked the start of a string of world's fairs designed to introduce the best and the latest in industry and culture. At the time, Japan's policy of national seclusion prevented any contact with the outside world, and it would be more than 100 years before the country hosted its and Asia's first international exposition. more...

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image image Shizubi 6: Maverick Machines and Media in Shizuoka
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Alan Gleason
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The Shizuoka City Museum of Art opened in 2010 with the completion of Aoi Tower, whose entire third floor it occupies. Besides the extensive main gallery, the entrance hall alone is large enough to accommodate a separate exhibition, as it does until 18 June. With six-meter-high ceilings and a bank of windows facing the station plaza, it's a bright, airy, welcoming space. more...

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