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Back Issue -1 April 2012-
Ken Nakazawa: Four Lines in Painted Steel
Nicolai Kruger
Just a short walk from the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT), between the Kiba and Kiyosumi Shirakawa metro stations in Koto-ku, is a hidden gem, Ando Gallery. Set discreetly back from the street, this two-room exhibit space was founded by the art and design coordinator Koichi Ando in 1984. The gallery features foreign and Japanese artists whose work tends to be serial in nature. One of these is painter and installation artist Ken Nakazawa, whose work is on display until late April. more...
Bringing Things to Life: Architecture as Alchemy
Susan Rogers Chikuba
In his book Like the Flowing River, Brazilian storyteller Paulo Coelho compiles myriad reflections on the transcendence of things, underscoring the alchemical view that each of us contains the universe. At a symposium held last month on the University of Tokyo's Komaba campus, architects Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Akihisa Hirata joined author and University of Aberdeen social anthropologist Tim Ingold in a similar exercise, pulling together various disciplines to address the "fluid character of the life process" and how it relates to art and architectural design. more...
Panoramas both Exterior and Interior: The Adachi Museum of Art
Alan Gleason
Visitors to Japan generally hear of the Adachi Museum of Art in the context of its renowned gardens, which consistently win top rankings from sources like Michelin and the Journal of Japanese Gardening. The museum's landscaping is indeed spectacular: acres of meticulously arranged rocks, moss, trees, and sand set against an unspoiled mountain backdrop, with a waterfall in the distance for good measure. This alone is well worth the trip to a somewhat out-of-the-way corner of Japan, but it would be a shame to overlook the art collection, for there are stunning views to be had indoors as well. more...
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Ken Nakazawa: Four Lines in Painted Steel
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