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Michiko SHOJI: Location

author: Tomohiro MASUDA 

published: Aug 31,2009

26/JUN/2009-19/JUL/2009
Zuishoji Art Projects
There are sixteen footballs hanging neatly in midair at almost the same level as the ground. The balls seem to be brand-new ones and have no damage because they are in factory-fresh condition.

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neoneo Part1 [boys]: neoneo boys are "soshokukei - herbivorous artists"?

author: Satoshi KOGANEZAWA 

published: Aug 27,2009

01/AUG/2009-18/OCT/2009
Takahashi Collection Hibiya
Now
to avoid misunderstanding
I would like to emphasize that the above text was not written about the Takahashi Collection itself. As I used the phrase
""the strong desire of the sponsors"" in the above writing...

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Satoshi UCHIUMI: Voyager

author: Satoshi KOGANEZAWA 

published: Aug 24,2009

01/AUG/2009-30/AUG/2009
eN arts
It is often said that the gallery
""eN arts""
has an extremely complex design. On the first floor
there is a tea room as well as the ordinary exhibition space. Walking down the stairs while looking at the tall wall surface at the front,...

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Yasuto MASUMOTO: Delicate Tongue

author: Tomohiro MASUDA 

published: Aug 20,2009

04/JUL/2009-19/JUL/2009
gallery Archipelago
At the moment of entering the exhibition room
I find my own image appears on a TV monitor which is placed in the left-hand corner of the room. In the right-hand corner
a camera is placed facing the entrance of the room.

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Yuichiro SATO: Focusing on a new generation in Tokyo 2009

author: Satoshi KOGANEZAWA 

published: Aug 17,2009

27/JUL/2009-08/AUG/2009
Gallery-58
As Yuichiro Sato mentioned in his comments
""I am drawing pictures
focusing on the earth""
he has been creating works based on the theme of ""underground"" .

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Nao TSUDA: The Rera Blowing at the Edge

author: Satoshi KOGANEZAWA 

published: Aug 13,2009

11/JUL/2009-16/AUG/2009
Ichinomiya City Memorial Art Museum of Setsuko Migishi
How would you regard the place where you are standing? Would you consider that you are in Tokyo in Japan
or on the earth in the universe? Or
how would you look on time axes
such as the past
present and future?

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Take me out to the Wonder Forest

author: Satoshi KOGANEZAWA 

published: Aug 10,2009

18/APR/2009-10/JUL/2009
Musée d’art Mercian KARUIZAWA
Considering that this exhibition was held with the aim of showing us
the viewers
the ""wonder forest""
it was a given fact that we had seen and knew about common ""forests"" before visiting this exhibition.

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METAMORPHOSIS - Objects today: Vol.2 Transmutable objects - Motohiro Tomii × Nobuhiro Nakanishi

author: Takeshi HIRATA 

published: Aug 6,2009

13/JUN/2009-18/JUL/2009
gallery αM
..creations which were made by Motohiro Tomii and Nobuhiro Nakanishi showed us a new form of ""construction"" created through the transformation of materials.

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Junji YAMADA: The Pure Land

author: Satoshi KOGANEZAWA 

published: Aug 3,2009

02/JUL/2009-29/JUL/2009
Chukyo University Art Gallery ""C·Square""
Junji Yamada creates works using his original technique called ""Intaglio on Photo""
in which he first creates a three-dimensional figure by using various kinds of materials....

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Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi: The Small Mountain

author: Takeshi HIRATA 

published: Jul 30,2009

16/MAY/2009-27/JUN/2009
Takuro Someya Contemporary Art
According to legend
a wish chanted three times while a shooting star is shining comes true. Actually
it is almost impossible to repeat a wish three times during the time a falling star emits light
less than one second
but in the work entitled ""When I wish upon a star"" ...

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Ai CHUDA

author: Satoshi KOGANEZAWA 

published: Jul 27,2009

11/JUL/2009-21/JUL/2009
Gallery Buburindo
When I encountered Ai Chuda’s works for the first time at the group exhibition entitled ""Stars Popping out of Chaos"" (Spiral Garden
2007)
I may have considered the works as advanced ""Japanese paintings"".

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wah: "Amusing Projects on the Sumida River"

author: Takeshi HIRATA 

published: Jul 23,2009

20/Jun/2009 - 20/Jul/2009
We often have a wild idea
which may also be known as an ""inspiration"". Indeed
I am not sure how many ""ideas"" are being generated at this very moment on earth
but I suppose almost all of them will end up in smoke.

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Makoto AZUMA: Distortion×Flowers

author: Satoshi KOGANEZAWA 

published: Jul 20,2009

15/MAY/2009-07/JUN/2009
EYE OF GYRE
Distortion X Flowers is the long-awaited exhibition for those of us who are familiar with the background of Azuma
now a florist
as an aspiring youth who left his hometown Fukuoka to come to Tokyo to start his musical career.

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Michiko TANAKA: Intermediate

author: Satoshi KOGANEZAWA 

published: Jul 17,2009

15/JUN/2009-20/JUN/2009
Gallery YAMAGUCHI
Using some means such as the emergency stairs of nearby buildings
she shot photos of the roofs and sides of neighboring buildings from the front or obliquely upward
using a digital camera.

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Hidenori YAMAGUCHI

author: Satoshi KOGANEZAWA 

published: Jul 15,2009

10/JUN/2009-21/JUN/2009
SHINSEIDO HATANAKA
In the works entitled “Vacuous and Homogeneous Time” and ""Town Story""
in which urban scenery is depicted in detail
Yamaguchi drew the scenery to resemble miniatures by using a gradation technique on all sides...

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Tokurou SAKAMOTO: 2001-2009 WORKS

author: Satoshi KOGANEZAWA 

published: Jul 13,2009

03/JUL/2009-20/JUL/2009
GALLERY SAKURA NO KI
Karuizawa
Tokurou Sakamoto has made his mark by depicting trivial things in today’s Japan
things which we often see in our daily lives
such as a park
an amusement park
an electricity pole
a pedestrian crossing
....

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Yoko ASAKAI: 22932

author: Tomohiro MASUDA 

published: Jul 10,2009

27/MAR/2009-02/MAY/2009
Mujin-to Production
The title ""22932"" is said to be the number of a house
which is the subject of the series
which was located there in past times. Therefore
we can guess that all the pictures of the series were taken on the premises of the house.

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Ryozo TSUMAKI: KYOKEI

author: Satoshi KOGANEZAWA 

published: Jul 9,2009

05/JUN/2009-27/JUN/2009
Roentgenwerke AG
I am looking at a landscape depicted on a circular paper as if I am seeing something through a telescope. The picture
which looks like an ink painting at first glance
gives us an extremely unrealistic impression. Also
in this work
there is nothing that can be clearly described.

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Risaku SUZUKI: WHITE

author: Takeshi HIRATA 

published: Jul 6,2009

28/MAY/2009-11/JUL/2009
GALLERY KOYANAGI
Suzuki’s photograph also makes us confused about whether we are looking at the white color of snow in the real world or the white of printing paper. His “white” picture
which looks
at first glance
as if no image has been recorded
seems to...

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Taro YAMAMOTO: Nippon-ga - New but Classical Japanese Art -

author: Satoshi KOGANEZAWA 

published: Jul 2,2009

22/MAY/2009-14/JUN/2009
Museum EKI Kyoto
A flag of the Rising Sun fills the left-hand screen and an array of elderly men with the same face
wearing school uniforms and towels around their heads
are drawn on the right-hand screen. In the past
a number of paintings
such as this folding screen ...

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Makoto AZUMA: AMPG vol.25, The 4th Stage (08-24/May/2009)

author: Satoshi KOGANEZAWA 

published: Jun 29,2009

18/MAR/2009-24/MAY/2009
Mitsubishi-Jisho ARTIUM
Makoto Azuma dislikes nostalgia intensely. When AMPG
which he had been operating for two years
closed in March 2009
he said
""…this means neither a starting point nor an ending of something""
which means that Azuma is looking towards the ""present"" or the ""future"" in creating his works.


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