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Back Issue -1 September 2011-
Art Fair Tokyo 2011: In the World
Roger McDonald
Art Fair Tokyo is Japan's oldest and largest art fair. This year it took place over the weekend of July 29-31 at the Tokyo International Forum, a vast semi-underground expo space in the heart of the city. The fair's forerunner was the International Contemporary Art Festival, Japan (NICAF), which was launched in 1992 and became Art Fair Tokyo in 2005. more...
A Circular View of the 21st-Century City: Tokyo Metabolizing
Susan Rogers Chikuba
Tokyo's constant flux, its organic ability to change appearance seemingly overnight, has intrigued and vexed visitors and residents alike since the city's earliest days. This perpetual cycle of destruction and renewal inspired the radical Metabolist movement led by prominent Japanese architects in the 1960s, now revisited -- from a humanist perspective -- more...
Every Picture Tells a Story: Hiroh Kikai's Tokyo Portraits
Alan Gleason
Hiroh Kikai is by no means an "underground" artist, but his work has somehow remained beneath the radar of Japan's rather incestuous photography scene. His subjects, too, appear to dwell precariously on the fringes of society. more...
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Art Fair Tokyo 2011: In the World
Roger McDonald
1 Sep 2011
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A Circular View of the 21st-Century City: Tokyo Metabolizing
Susan Rogers Chikuba
1 Sep 2011
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Every Picture Tells a Story: Hiroh Kikai's Tokyo Portraits
Alan Gleason
1 Sep 2011
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Daido Moriyama: On the Road
1 Sep 2011
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Whiteout: Tadaaki Kuwayama's Osaka Project
Christopher Stephens
1 Aug 2011
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Yukihiro Taguchi: Moments
Nicolai Kruger
1 Aug 2011
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Nihilist Moralists for a Traumatized Japan: Chim Pom's "Real Times"
Alan Gleason
1 Aug 2011
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Kohei Nawa: Synthesis
1 Aug 2011
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