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Back Issue - 2 November 2015-
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image image Art on the Fly: The Discovery Museum at Haneda Airport
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Alice Gordenker
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Most people want to get through airports as quickly as humanly possible, even as earlier check-in requirements and longer security lines mean we're spending more time in terminals than ever before. But at Tokyo's Haneda Airport, there is good reason to linger: a small but impressive museum -- with no admission charge -- that exhibits Japanese art of exceptional quality. more...

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image image Black Is the Color: The Matsutani Currents Exhibition
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Christopher Stephens
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After over six decades of obscurity in Japan, the Gutai Art Association has finally captured the public imagination. But it is not the art that is attracting attention, it is the prices that the group's works are now commanding, most notably those of Kazuo Shiraga (1924-2008). The real story, however, is that the spirit of Gutai did not die with the group's leader, Jiro Yoshihara, in 1972. It lives on in the work of former members like Sadaharu Horio (b. 1939), who remains incessantly active, staging dozens of events and exhibitions around the world every year, and Takesada Matsutani (b. 1937), who has been based in Paris since 1966, and now more than ever is creating vibrant, wholly original art. more...

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image image Don't Follow the Wind: Nuclear Non-Visitor Center for a Post-Fukushima World
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Alan Gleason
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The exhibition's website is a blank white screen with only an audio track. The artists' works are represented by samples, models, and videos viewable only through a window from a catwalk atop a narrow staircase. And the actual installations will not be open to the public for years -- possibly decades. What mandates such inaccessibility, and determines its duration? In a word: cesium. more...

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Art on the Fly: The Discovery Museum at Haneda Airport
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