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image image Reversing Destiny: Full-Body Immersion in a Radical Vision
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Colin Smith
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It's not often you find a large-scale, high-concept interactive art environment that is also a fun-filled, family-friendly theme park, but the Site of Reversible Destiny in Yoro, Gifu Prefecture is that and more. It was designed by the artistic and architectural team of Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins as part of their lifelong investigation into means of altering perceptions and challenging the body so as to "reverse our destinies" more...

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image image Nature on the Table: Flower and Plant Designs in Imari Ware
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J.M. Hammond
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It is something of a truism that a keen fondness for nature is reflected in the art, poetry, cuisine and other aspects of Japanese culture. In the arena of pottery, nowhere is the love of flowers and plants as pronounced as in Imari ware, a type of porcelain first produced in the early 17th century. Flower and Plant Designs in Imari Ware, an exhibition that can be seen in Tokyo until 22 September, explores how the motif of nature runs through the roughly 80 Imari pieces on display, all from the Edo period (1603-1867). more...

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image image The Protean Outsider: Isamu Noguchi
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Alan Gleason
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The oeuvre of Isamu Noguchi (1904-88) is so vast and varied that his muse seems to have held him in demonic thrall. Besides his iconic sculptures, Noguchi designed everything from furniture to playgrounds to monuments commemorating atomic holocaust. A retrospective at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery until 24 September offers a thoroughgoing tour of the man's prolific career that may leave you wondering what drove him. more...

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Reversing Destiny: Full-Body Immersion in a Radical Vision
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Nature on the Table: Flower and Plant Designs in Imari Ware
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The Protean Outsider: Isamu Noguchi
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