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Back Issue -1 February 2009-
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Peter McDonald: New Paintings
Roger McDonald
Fresh from having won the First Prize of the prestigious John Moores 25 Contemporary Painting Prize (awarded in Liverpool last September; previous first prizewinners include David Hockney and Peter Doig), Peter McDonald presented new works on canvas, a new suite of three lithographs made in Tokyo, and smaller drawings in his exhibition at Tokyo's Gallery Side 2. more...
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From Vienna to Kyoto / From Architecture to Crafts
Thomas Daniell
In 1933 Isaburo Ueno (1892-1972), a founding member of the International Architecture Association of Japan, took German modernist architect Bruno Taut to see the 17th-century Katsura Imperial Villa. Taut's brief visit resulted in his famous proclamations that Katsura was a superb example of architectural "functionalism," a paradigm of modernism avant la lettre. more...
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Everything You Wanted to Know About This Town: The Edo-Tokyo Museum
Alan Gleason
It is an intimidating edifice, hovering ominously over the Sumo Arena next door like a cross between a medieval Japanese castle and an alien star cruiser. In fact, it is built to resemble an old kurazukuri-style elevated storehouse. But as you are transported upward into its vast belly on the space-age red escalator, it feels like you are about to blast off for a distant planet. more...
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Peter McDonald: New Paintings
Roger McDonald
2 Feb 2009
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From Vienna to Kyoto / From Architecture to Crafts
Thomas Daniell
2 Feb 2009
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Everything You Wanted to Know about This Town: The Edo-Tokyo Museum
Alan Gleason
2 Feb 2009
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Daido Moriyama: HOKKAIDO
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Takashi Yasumura/Satoru Eguchi: Things in a place
Jeffrey Rosen
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No Limit: Works by Atsushi Nogimura
Nicolai Kruger
15 Jan 2009
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Hiroshima/Yokosuka: Miyako Ishiuchi at the Meguro Museum of Art
Alan Gleason
15 Jan 2009
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Sakae de Tsunagaru Art
15 Jan 2009
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