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Back Issue -1 December 2010-
Katsuhiko Hibino: Why Do People Draw Pictures?
Roger McDonald
The title of Katsuhiko Hibino's exhibition at 3331 Arts Chiyoda -- "Why do people draw pictures?"-- is a pertinent and timely one. Although painting has "died" countless times over the last one hundred or so years, it remains a medium of supreme simplicity as well as difficulty. Of all the various kinds of art that exist, painting (and its close kin drawing) seem to bear the heaviest historical burden, being directly linked to some of the very first known image-making gestures by our ancestors in caves over 35,000 years ago. more...
Tomoki Kurokawa's Sirius
Nicolai Kruger
Shirokane Art Complex has been a discreet presence in the high-end residential Tokyo neighborhood of Shirokane-Takanawa for the past three years. Within the renovated five-story apartment building are galleries that have moved from their previous location in Kagurazaka, including the Kodama Gallery, Yamamoto Gendai, and Takahashi. Currently on display at a more recent addition to the art complex, Nanzuka Underground, is the second solo show by self-proclaimed "outsider" Tomoki Kurokawa. more...
Shangri-La in Shigaraki: Ceramics at the Miho Museum
Alan Gleason
It was my interest in the much-lauded architecture of the Miho Museum that brought me to this isolated corner of Shiga Prefecture, deceptively close to Kyoto but so mountainous that even the highways narrow to a single lane. Designed by the internationally renowned architect I.M. Pei for the religious association Shinji Shumeikai, the Miho is named after Mihoko Koyama, the group's late founder, an avid art collector and an advocate of the spiritual virtues of artistic beauty. more...
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Katsuhiko Hibino: Why Do People Draw Pictures?
Roger McDonald
1 Dec 2010
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Tomoki Kurokawa's Sirius
Nicolai Kruger
1 Dec 2010
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Shangri-La in Shigaraki: Ceramics at the Miho Museum
Alan Gleason
1 Dec 2010
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Junya Ishigami: Another scale of architecture
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Seven Under Thirty
Thomas Daniell
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Kusama, Hamaguchi, Hagiwara: Printmakers on Parade at the Kichijoji Art Museum
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Setsu Asakura: An Avant-garde Girl
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