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Exhibition Review

JAPAN

Fashion Statements

Natalie King


YASUMASA MORIMURA, Morimura Into Issey Miyake, 1996, billboard, Tokyo, courtesy Elle Japon magazine. •

Last November, during a period as curator-in-residence at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, I saw two disparate and captivating projects at opposite ends of the visual spectrum. The first was an exhibition curated by Nakamura Makoto at the Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, called 'Origin and Myths of Fire: New Art from Japan, China and Korea', comprising complex installations by thirteen north Asian artists. The second was a billboard site…

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