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[metropolitan art]

Tokyo

A Forest of Art in a Tokyo Village

Judy Annear


TANG DA WU, Untitled, 1994, fibreglass reinforced plastic, stainless steel, 370 x 345 x 105 cm. @Shigeo Anzai.

The megalopolis of Tokyo, home to more than twelve million people and sprawling over 800 square miles, remains a city of villages. Despite the unifying efficiency of the vast subway system and the flat, generally low-rise horizon, there is a chaos to Tokyo which means that most who live here find themselves like rats in traps—squeezed between rush hour, work in…

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