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Back Issue -1 Sep 2009-
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The Essence of Elements: Kosho Ito's Distilled World
Kenneth Masaki Shima
Unlike painters or photographers whose most basic materials are supplied to them, the ceramicist begins with the essentials of physical life: stone, soil, and water. In his seventies, Kosho Ito creates works defined by their search for the primordial character of materials and harmony arising from principles of nature and the ceramic medium. more...
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Before Architecture, After Architecture
Thomas Daniell
Held throughout August at the Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo, the exhibition "Before Architecture, After Architecture" presented a sequence of four architects from one of the most important mentor-protégé lineages in postwar Japanese architecture: Kiyonori Kikutake (1928-), Toyoo Ito (1941-), Kazuyo Sejima (1956-), and Ryue Nishizawa (1966-). All are now respected figures in their own right, but in their younger days Kikutake employed Ito, Ito employed Sejima, and Sejima employed Nishizawa. more...
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Art in the Land of Rice and Snow: The Echigo-Tsumari Triennial
Alan Gleason
Home to Japan's deepest snows and most delicious rice (the prized Koshihikari), the Echigo-Tsumari region sprawls across 760 square kilometers of lush green hills and dales in southern Niigata prefecture, some two hours by train or three hours by car northwest of Tokyo. more...
Recent Articles
FOCUS
The Essence of Elements: Kosho Ito's Distilled World
Kenneth Masaki Shima
1 Sep 2009
FOCUS
Before Architecture, After Architecture
Thomas Daniell
1 Sep 2009
HERE/THERE
Art in the Land of Rice and Snow: The Echigo-Tsumari Triennial
Alan Gleason
1 Sep 2009
PICKS
Risaku Suzuki: WHITE
1 Sep 2009
FOCUS
Expressionist Movements in Japan
Matthew Larking
3 Aug 2009
FOCUS
A Sense of Promise: The Junzo Sakakura Exhibition
Nicolai Kruger
3 Aug 2009
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Nanas in Nasu: The Art of Niki de Saint Phalle
Alan Gleason
3 Aug 2009
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Sori Yanagi: Shapes of Living, Born of the Hands
3 Aug 2009
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