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Back Issue - 1 April 2019 -
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image image City Upon a Hill: Hiroshima MOCA Shines On
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Colin Smith
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After a nice 500-meter walk up a winding road through Hijiyama Park from the tram station, you encounter the first section, "The Viewer: Expressions Rooted in Participation," of 30th Anniversary Exhibition: The Seven Lamps of the Art Museum, which runs through 26 May at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art. more...

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image image Kenkichi Yoshida: A Designer and Scholar Connecting Art and Life
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James Lambiasi
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Considering the exhibition's title, it is not surprising that the central exhibit here is a 1/20-scale model nostalgically representing the tiny red abode of multitalented stage artist Kenkichi Yoshida (1897-1982). Delightful surprises, however, continue through Kenkichi Yoshida and His Tiny 12-Tsubo House: Secrets of Dramatic Space Design as one gains understanding of the huge breadth of Yoshida's interests in stage design, art, architecture, and modern-day life in Japan both before and after World War II. more...

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image image Contemporary Art with Something to Say: 25 Taro Award Winners
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Alan Gleason
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The Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art is named after one of postwar Japan's most celebrated artists. Okamoto was a self-styled maverick who enjoyed unsurpassed notoriety in his lifetime thanks to his ubiquitous public sculptures, frequent TV appearances, and outspoken views on social issues. Blending elements of cubism, abstract expressionism, and pop art in his highly accessible oeuvre, he was Japan's Picasso, Pollock, and Warhol rolled into one. more...

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