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Back Issue -15 January 2010-
Medicine and Art: Imagining a Future for Life and Love
Lucy Birmingham
Art meets medicine in weird and wonderful ways that have questioned and illuminated medical advances throughout history. From Leonardo da Vinci's exploratory drawings of a dissected human head to bio-artist Eduardo Kac's genetically engineered fluorescent bunny "Alba," artists have developed their styles and techniques both in parallel to and in advance of scientific and medical discoveries with beauty, shocking panache, humor and profound insight. more...
Architecture of the Future, Today, from Japan
Susan Rogers Chikuba
The start of a new decade was not lost on those involved in architecture in Japan as 2009 came to a close. In Tokyo, October's Archi Future 2009 symposium drew 2,800 architects, structural engineers, and product designers in a single day for practical presentations on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and other cutting-edge information technologies, while in Fukuoka, the well-curated Architecture of the Future exhibition pulled in a crowd of 250 on the opening night of its six-week run in December and January. more...
No Man's Land: Artists Amok in an Abandoned Embassy
Alan Gleason
Vive la France! Only the French, I'll wager, would think of handing an old, soon-to-be-demolished embassy over to a bunch of artists. This is exactly what the French Embassy in Tokyo has done, allowing nearly a hundred artists from France and Japan to do as they please with the warren of bureaucrats' offices that it plans to tear down in a few weeks. more...
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Medicine and Art: Imagining a Future for Life and Love
Lucy Birmingham
15 Jan 2010
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Architecture of the Future, Today, from Japan
Susan Rogers Chikuba
15 Jan 2010
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No Man's Land: Artists Amok in an Abandoned Embassy
Alan Gleason
15 Jan 2010
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Treasures of the Imperial Collections - Splendor of Japanese Art
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Lieko Shiga's "Canary" at the International Festival for Arts and Media Yokohama 2009
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Kengo Kuma: Studies in Organic
Nicolai Kruger
1 Dec 2009
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Trolls in the Park: Contemporary Art Lurks in a Tokyo Suburb
Alan Gleason
1 Dec 2009
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From Home to the Museum: Tanaka Tsuneko Collection
1 Dec 2009
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