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Back Issue -1 December 2008-
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Shomei Tomatsu: A Slight Distance
Roger McDonald
If you have lived for any extended period of time in Japan over the last five years or so you would undoubtedly have noticed that a resurgence of all things "Showa" is underway. Showa signifies the long period of reign under Emperor Hirohito, encompassing the momentous and traumatic times of World War Two, national recovery and economic expansion, ending with the Emperor's death in 1989. This period has recently featured in a number of novels, films and television dramas as a time of stable values, community ties and a certain innocence. As with most tendencies of looking back, a strong dose of nostalgia and sentimentality accompanies this resurgence. more...
2007 Flower House by SANAA.
Space for Your Future: Recombining the DNA of Art and Design
Dana Buntrock
Curator Yuko Hasegawa is among the most powerful women in the Asian art world. She avoids tradition, encourages risk, inclines to new media, and argues for participation in art. At times it is difficult to call the contributors she curates "artists"; many are comfortable in applied arts. Take Kazuyo Sejima: an architect, she loves to design small objects like dishware, Japanese wrapping cloths, or furniture. Hasegawa is a huge fan and collaborated closely with SANAA, Sejima's partnership, on the Kanazawa Museum of the 21st Century, where Hasegawa was once chief curator. more...
Recent Articles
FOCUS
Shomei Tomatsu : A Slight Distance
Roger McDonald
3 Dec 2007
FOCUS
Space for Your Future: Recombining the DNA of Art and Design
Dana Buntrock
3 Dec 2007
HERE/THERE
Medieval Manga in Midtown: The Choju-Giga at the Suntory Museum
Alan Gleason
3 Dec 2007
PICKS
Biwako Biennale 2007 -- Spirit of Place: Genius Loci
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Tam Ochiai: Scratching, Blood or Cat Carving
Jeffrey Ian Rosen
1 Nov 2007
FOCUS
Toward Sustainable Urban Regeneration
Thomas Daniell
1 Nov 2007
HERE/THERE
Jomon-a-My-House: The Hachiro Yuasa Museum
Alan Gleason
1 Nov 2007
PICKS
Namanamashiki Kuzo (Raw Visions)
1 Nov 2007
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