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Back Issue -3 Mar 2014-
Kyotographie: Matching Kyoto and Photography
Lucy Birmingham

Photography and Kyoto are unquestionably a perfect match. Japanese photographers are renowned worldwide. The beauty, culture, and mystery of the ancient capital have captured the eyes of photographers from around the world since the medium's early days. more...

Kwak Duck-Jun: The Paintings of the 1960s
Christopher Stephens
Outside the two-room space that contains two dozen or so sketches and paintings by Kwak Duck-Jun at Osaka's National Museum of Art, viewers will find a long panel detailing the life and career of the 77-year-old artist. Two entries provide a telling detail -- "1937: Born in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto with Japanese nationality," and "1952: Loses Japanese nationality as the San Francisco Peace Treaty goes into effect." more...
Where There Is Light -- at the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura
Alan Gleason

Like such glib dualisms as life and death, or love and hate, "light" and "place" are two words that get bandied around to excess by people writing about art. Pretty much all art references some universal theme or other -- and of course, all art reflects, absorbs, plays with, and depends on light. So From the Collection: Where There Is Light, the current show at the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, could be about practically anything. more...

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FOCUS
Kyotographie: Matching Kyoto and Photography
Lucy Birmingham
3 Mar 2014
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Kwak Duck-Jun: The Paintings of the 1960s
Christopher Stephens
3 Mar 2014
HERE/THERE
Where There Is Light -- at the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura
Alan Gleason
3 Mar 2014
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Osaka City Museum of Modern Art Collection: Modern Avant-Garde Graphics
3 Mar 2014
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All Things Adorable: "Kawaii" Art at the Yamatane Museum
Alice Gordenker
3 Feb 2014
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Nihonga in a Gorgeous Setting: The Gyokudo Art Museum
Michael Pronko
3 Feb 2014
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When a Village Is Drowned: Tazuko Masuyama at the Izu Photo Museum
Alan Gleason
3 Feb 2014
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The Craft Works of Bruno Taut -- Taut's Design Legacy in Japan
3 Feb 2014
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