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More than Zero
More than Zero
Matthew Larking
One conceptual underpinning of "play" emphasizes process over product, and so it goes for Katsushige Nakahashi's "ZEROs -- Interacting Memories," previously in Shiga, soon in Tottori. The processual quality is best articulated by Nakahashi himself: "The ZERO project involves the creation of photographic art works, real-size reproductions created by assembling enlarged photographs of toy-scaled plastic models (Zero fighter planes). The full-size replica is constructed with the help of local residents at a location and time significant for their relation to war, and then incinerated. more...
Parallel NIPPON
Parallel NIPPON
Thomas Daniell
The Architectural Institute of Japan, in collaboration with the Japan Foundation, has this year produced its third decennial exhibition of contemporary Japanese architecture (full disclosure: I co-curated the show, together with Riichi Miyake, Taro Igarashi, Yoshitake Doi, and Yasuhiro Teramatsu). The initial opening was at the Images & Technology Gallery of the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, following which the exhibition will tour internationally, in a slightly modified form, for most of the next decade. more...

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