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Back Issue -1 November 2011-
Unleashing the Museum: Chu Enoki
Christopher Stephens
Frequent visitors to museums are accustomed to being confronted with difficult imagery that a less experienced viewer might find shocking or obscene. While Chu Enoki never resorts to blood and guts, or even a single sex organ, there is something deeply unnerving about his work. more...
Kohei Sugiura: Multi-Sensory Book Designs that Pulse with the Beat of Asia
Susan Rogers Chikuba
The graphic designer Kohei Sugiura estimates that designs for some 5,000 books have crossed his desk over the 50-plus years of his career. Still more impressive is that this prodigious output has been rendered with a craftsman's care for form, meaning, pleasure, and longevity. more...
Salt as Salve for a Wounded Land: Motoi Yamamoto's "White Forests" at the Hakone Open-Air Museum
Alan Gleason
Only an hour by train from Tokyo, Hakone is a popular tourist destination blessed with some unique geology. Perched on the slopes of a huge caldera -- the remains of a volcano, once the size of nearby Mt. Fuji, that collapsed on itself back in the uncharted past -- it is a lushly primordial landscape of hot springs, sulfurous fumaroles, steep ravines, and a lovely crater lake. more...
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Unleashing the Museum: Chu Enoki
Christopher Stephens
1 Nov 2011
FOCUS
Kohei Sugiura: Multi-Sensory Book Designs that Pulse with the Beat of Asia
Susan Rogers Chikuba
1 Nov 2011
HERE/THERE
Salt as Salve for a Wounded Land: Motoi Yamamoto's "White Forests" at the Hakone Open-Air Museum
Alan Gleason
1 Nov 2011
PICKS
Metabolism: The City of the Future
1 Nov 2011
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Celebrating Parents and Children: Oyako Day 2011
Lucy Birmingham
3 Oct 2011
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Shin Minatomura: A Small City for the Future
Nicolai Kruger
3 Oct 2011
HERE/THERE
Silence and Insanity: Essential Ongoing at Shin Minatomura
Alan Gleason
3 Oct 2011
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Yokohama Triennale 2011
3 Oct 2011
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