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Back Issue -1 March 2010-
Garden of Painting: Japanese Art of the 00s
Edan Corkill
At the press conference for "Garden of Painting: Japanese Art of the 00s," curator Atsuhiko Shima explained that it took him quite a while to decide on a title for his exhibition. "To begin with, I wanted a cool title, like 'Superflat' or 'Micropop,' but I realized that such a title doesn't fit my personality too well, so I went for the Japanese Kaiga no Niwa (Garden of Painting)," he said. more...
Exploring Distortions in Gentle Landscape
Nicolai Kruger
A visitor does not just stumble into the Prismic Gallery. It is located on the fifth floor of a nondescript building that backs up to Aoyama Cemetery on the edge of Gaienmae, Tokyo. Small and well lit with windows on two sides, the gallery lends itself to works of an intimate scale. Currently on display is a single installation that fills the space, Gentle Landscape by Hisashi Hojin. more...
Hake-no-Mori: Tokyo's Fertile Crescent
Alan Gleason
Out in the suburbs west of Tokyo is a curious geological formation, a steep bluff that runs for about 20 kilometers along the southwest edge of the Musashino Terrace above the Nogawa, a small tributary of the mighty Tama River. Geologists have named this escarpment the Kokubunji Cliff, but locals call it the hake, a word that literally means "drainage" but here refers to the abundant springs found along the bottom of the bluff. more...
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Garden of Painting: Japanese Art of the 00s
Edan Corkill
1 Mar 2010
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Exploring Distortions in Gentle Landscape
Nicolai Kruger
1 Mar 2010
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Hake-no-Mori: Tokyo's Fertile Crescent
Alan Gleason
1 Mar 2010
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Cecil Balmond: Element
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Christopher Stephens
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Kyoto x Boston
Thomas Daniell
1 Feb 2010
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Ghosts in the Showcase: Rei Naito at the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura
Alan Gleason
1 Feb 2010
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Departure: Travels of 6 Artists
1 Feb 2010
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