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Back Issue -1 Jun 2010-
Down with Death
Christopher Stephens
Death was constantly at the center of Shusaku Arakawa's career since he began making art at the end of the 1950s. More than a morbid fascination, the Great Leveler served as Arakawa's lifelong foe -- a force that he and his partner Madeline Gins refused to resign themselves to and continued to fight in the belief that what has long been viewed as human destiny might be "reversed." more...
In Search of A New Normal
Nicolai Kruger
It has been two months since the opening of 3331 Arts Chiyoda, the former junior high school building that has been given new life as a multidisciplinary community arts center near Akihabara. This month, two "classrooms" have been converted into Akibatamabi 21, an "alternative space" run by Tama Art University. The inaugural exhibition is a reunion for ten Tama alumni who, while students in 2005, created and ran their own exhibition space on the Hachioji campus. more...
Twenty-Five Words for Iris: Ogata Korin at the Nezu Museum
Alan Gleason
If the Eskimos really have twenty-five words for snow, then the Japanese must have nearly as many for iris. Though the distinctions remain far from obvious to my untrained eye, recent iris-viewing opportunities have motivated me to study up on the different names assigned to the varieties that bloom in Japanese gardens in the spring: ichihatsu, ayame, hanashobu, kakitsubata... more...
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Down with Death
Christopher Stephens
1 Jun 2010
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In Search of A New Normal
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