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Gallery Report

JAPAN

In-between discourses

Alternative art spaces in Tokyo

Larissa Hjorth

YORK DER KNOEFEL, Ajax 2000,1999, video installation, Akihabara TV project, command N.

Ma is the pause, the space between words, between images. It is that part of the page, of the picture, left untouched, as ineffable white. In Japanese aesthetics, in any composition, whether verbal or visual, this absence is also supposed to be savoured, enjoyed in its own right.
Garvin Kramer, Shopping, 1999, p. 7.

Beginning with the 'in-between' notion of ma seems appropriate when mapping theā€¦

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