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Back Issue -1 November 2006-
Isamu Noguchi
Mixed Media: The Art of Shinro Ohtake
Jeffrey Ian Rosen
The work of Shinro Ohtake presents the writer with quite a challenge, particularly as presented in Zen-kei, the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) retrospective on view through December 24, 2006. Ohtake, born in Tokyo in 1955 and presently living and working in the city of Uwajima, is widely celebrated as an insider's artist, one whose wider art world appreciation is in direct proportional contrast to the scale and breadth of his seemingly endless art production. more...
Artist Akira Hasegawa inside the dome of the San Jose City Hall
Toyo Ito: The New "Real" in Architecture
Thomas Daniell
It has been almost a decade since Toyo Ito began to publicly express concern about his influence on the younger generation of Japanese architects. Ito is deservedly celebrated for his embrace of the effects of electronic and information technology on the contemporary city, his theorization of the concomitant effects on human life as a "virtual body," and of course his poetic built expressions of transparency and weightlessness. Yet in 1998, he published an essay critical of the anemic minimalism of new Japanese architecture that included this admission: more...

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