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Commentary

Japan

Yokohama Synergy

Caroline Turner

ERI TAKAYANAGI, Traveler, 1997, Keikyu Department Store, fourth storey, rooftop space.

Yumeooka is a new building complex in the area surrounding the Kamiooka Station in Yokohama. The Yumeooka Art Project 1997, consisting of the work of eighteen young artists from Japan and other parts of Asia, is an excellent example of the excitement which can be created by community interest in initiating and planning projects and of highly imaginative curatorial vision in bringing them to fruition. The integration of public art and urban design is not new…

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