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Back Issue -1 October 2010-
Art on the Mount
Christopher Stephens
In the manner of many recent festivals, "Rokko Meets Art" (running through Nov. 23) is a playful affair that encourages an appreciation of both artistic creation and natural beauty. Consisting primarily of interactive and site-specific works, some of which are concealed in a grove of trees or beside a pond, the exhibition is concentrated around four main outdoor areas located from three to 18 minutes' walking distance of each other. more...
An Architectural Exhibition to Inspire the Creator in Each of Us
Susan Rogers Chikuba
In Forest, Cloud, Mountain -- Future Visions, a show running at Tokyo's Watari-um through November 28, architect Sou Fujimoto reveals the creative thought process behind his unconventional designs, offering visitors of all professions inspiring insights to take away and apply to our own fields of endeavor. more...
Lush Life: The Subtropical Masterpieces of Isson Tanaka
Alan Gleason
He has been variously called the Gauguin and the Rousseau of Japan, but Isson Tanaka stands in a class by himself. The analogies come to mind because, like Gauguin, Isson (1908-1977) did his greatest work after moving to an isolated southern island (in his case Amami Oshima, in the Ryukyu chain between Kyushu and Okinawa) and painted brilliantly colored landscapes of his subtropical surroundings. more...
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Art on the Mount
Christopher Stephens
1 Oct 2010
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An Architectural Exhibition to Inspire the Creator in Each of Us
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Biwako Biennale 2010
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