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Back Issue -1 February 2008-
GOTH: Reality of the Departed World
Jeffrey Rosen
"GOTH: Reality of the Departed World," presently on view at the Yokohama Museum of Art, has the stated aim of exploring an international contemporary subcultural phenomenon: a group of people's fascination with all things "dark" and the way in which this fascination manifests itself within the realm of the visual arts. more...
Untitled, 2007
Ryoko Aoki: Under the Secret
Matthew Larking
The title of Ryoko Aoki's most recent exhibition, "Under the Secret" at the Kodama Gallery, Osaka, implies that spectators are going to find something out. This is not necessarily the case. One arrives at the back gallery to find a little album placed upon a table, but the cover page title brings the search to an inevitably disappointing conclusion: "Under the secret: keeping secret by drawings and inserts from someone's words." more...
The western-style roof garden in late afternoon
The Masterworks of Fumio Asakura
Nicolai Kruger
On a cold but bright blue Saturday afternoon I ventured into one of the many gems of Taito-ku, Tokyo. Hugging the slope west of JR Nippori station with Yanaka and its historical cemetery, the Asakura Choso Museum fits snugly into its context of two-story traditional houses, temples and craft shops. more...
Keiichiro Sako's display of Beijing in the courtyard
Two Japanese Architects in China
Thomas Daniell
The current exhibition at Gallery MA is the most timely and exciting in recent memory, not for the quality of the work (which is certainly respectable), but for the symbolic and actual importance of the careers of the two architects on display. Keiichiro Sako and Hironori Matsubara were both born in 1970, educated in Tokyo during the 1990s, moved to China in the early 2000s, and now have thriving architectural practices based in Beijing.
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GOTH: Reality of the Departed World
Jeffrey Rosen
1 Feb 2008
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Ryoko Aoki: Under the Secret
Matthew Larking
1 Feb 2008
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The Masterworks of Fumio Asakura
Nicolai Kruger
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Two Japanese Architects in China
Thomas Daniell
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