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Matter-of-fact supernaturalism Viewing it again today, it is as if the 2019 film About Endlessness by top Scandinavian film director Roy Andersson anticipates the species-level transformation of our way of life that occurred shortly after the movie’s release upon the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Review: Voice of Void by Ho Tzu Nyen

Text: Jung-Yeon Ma Ho Tzu Nyen’s solo exhibition “Voice of Void” was presented at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM] from April 3 to July 4, 2021. At the beginning of the talk with the artist and the production team held at the opening of the exhibition, the question was posed: “Why the Kyoto School now?” …View More >

RONI HORN

EVERYWHERE DIFFERENTLY (CONDENSED) — By Andrew Maerkle
“I think of androgyny more as a multiplying than a doubling per se. I never had a strong identification with the two genders I was offered when I was growing up. I see shades of gender, degrees toward the masculine and degrees toward the feminine and everything in between. And I was somewhere in between, feeling like I had the best of both sides without being either.”View More >

SACHIKO KAZAMA

NEVERENDING NEVERENDING STORIES — By Andrew Maerkle
“My idea was to produce a reportage painting that would chronicle Japan’s relationship with nuclear power. I think it’s the same for anybody, but something that starts out as a shocking event will fade from memory over the years. In order to resist that, I wanted to make a reportage painting ghastly enough to immediately recall the terror and foreboding of the time for viewers.”View More >

HO TZU NYEN

LEAP BEYOND VOID – By Andrew Maerkle
"How does Buddhism get wrapped up in the techniques of violence and killing of samurai culture, which in many ways culminated in kamikaze culture? This led me to a kind of inconsistency at the root of Kyoto School philosophy. For example, Kitaro Nishida’s foundational concept of zettai mu, or “absolute nothingness”: it is absolute but nothing at the same time."View More >

ROSA BARBA

DOUBLE WHISTLER — By Andrew Maerkle
“In recent years I’ve been struck by the affinities between astronomy and cinema. On one level, both engage with concepts of light, time, and distance. Indeed, it could be argued that both astronomy and cinema are essentially composed of only these elements. On yet another level, both can be understood as sharing, in different ways, fundamental aspects of uncertainty and speculation.”View More >

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EXHIBITION:Mika Tajima “Spectral”

TARO NASU is pleased to announce to present Mika Tajima’s exhibition. Anima 27, 2022 ©︎Mika Tajima Courtesy of TARO NASU Photo by Charles Benton Mika Tajima’s exhibition titled Spectral features sculptures and paintings that visualize transitional, contingent states of beingView More >

TARO NASU is pleased to announce to present Mika Tajima’s exhibition. Anima 27, 2022 ©︎Mika Tajima Courtesy of TARO NASU Photo by Charles Benton Mika Tajima’s exhibition titled Spectral features sculptures and paintings that visualize transitional, contingent states of beingView More >

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Tomoko YONEDA “Echoes―Crashing waves”

Tomoko YONEDA, The 70th 6 August, Hiroshima, 2015, Chromogenic print, image: 65x83cm, ed.5 ShugoArts is pleased to present Echoes―Crashing waves Tomoko YONEDA’s solo exhibition from Saturday, June 4 to Saturday, July 9, 2022. Based in London, the photographer Tomoko Yoneda sustains herView More >

Tomoko YONEDA, The 70th 6 August, Hiroshima, 2015, Chromogenic print, image: 65x83cm, ed.5 ShugoArts is pleased to present Echoes―Crashing waves Tomoko YONEDA’s solo exhibition from Saturday, June 4 to Saturday, July 9, 2022. Based in London, the photographer Tomoko Yoneda sustains herView More >

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NEWS: Dazaifu Tenmangu Art Program vol.11 Mika Tajima “Appear”

Negative Entropy (Dazaifu Tenmangu, Morning, Prayer and Offerings, Slate Single), 2021 ©︎Mika Tajima Courtesy of TARO NASU Photo by Charles Benton   Dazaifu Tenmangu Art Program vol.11 Mika Tajima “Appear” will held at Dazaifu Tenmangu Museum. Venue:Dazaifu Tenmangu Museum andView More >

Negative Entropy (Dazaifu Tenmangu, Morning, Prayer and Offerings, Slate Single), 2021 ©︎Mika Tajima Courtesy of TARO NASU Photo by Charles Benton   Dazaifu Tenmangu Art Program vol.11 Mika Tajima “Appear” will held at Dazaifu Tenmangu Museum. Venue:Dazaifu Tenmangu Museum andView More >

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