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Back Issue -1 May 2010-
3331 Arts Chiyoda: A First for Japan
Lucy Birmingham
3331 Arts Chiyoda is a hard-fought dream come true -- Japan's first community-based, multidisciplinary arts center. Newly opened in March, the center is located in a refurbished former junior high school in the heart of Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward, in an old downtown area near the city's famed Akihabara "Electric Town." more...
On Yoshiji Takehara
Thomas Daniell
Established in 1978, Yoshiji Takehara's practice is called Moo Architect Workshop. Not the noise a cow makes, but a combination of the Japanese terms for absence ( mu) and presence ( u), the name is also a succinct statement of his philosophy. The architect's ideas inhere in his architectural objects, or in what those objects imply by omission. more...
Yokohama
Alan Gleason
Once regarded as a quaint appurtenance to its megalopolitan neighbor Tokyo, Yokohama has come into its own in the 21st century, not least as a mecca for the arts. A new city by Japanese standards, Yokohama 150 years ago was an obscure fishing village on the southwestern shore of Tokyo Bay. Fate, in the form of Commodore Perry, who pressured the Shogunate to open a port near Tokyo (then Edo) to trade with the West, decreed that the hamlet would grow practically overnight into Japan's premier gateway to foreign goods and people. more...
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3331 Arts Chiyoda: A First for Japan
Lucy Birmingham
1 May 2010
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On Yoshiji Takehara
Thomas Daniell
1 May 2010
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Yokohama
Alan Gleason
1 May 2010
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Artist File 2010: The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art
1 May 2010
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Yoshinari Nishio: Overall Project in Nairobi
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1 Apr 2010
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Design-Forward Collaborations between Landlords and Architects Lure Tenants
Susan Rogers Chikuba
1 Apr 2010
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All Aboard: Life on the Water with the Boat People/Tokyo Artpoint Project
Alan Gleason
1 Apr 2010
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MOT Annual 2010: Neo-Ornamentalism from Japanese Contemporary Art
1 Apr 2010
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