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EXHIBITION REVIEWS

JAPAN

Gifts, Hopes, Encounters

By Motoaki Hori

SURASI KUSOLWONG, Free-For-All Project (Tokyo), 2000, mixed-media installation, dimensions variable.

Two exhibitions with evocative titles, 'The Gift of Hope' and 'Encounter', opened back to back in Tokyo in late 2000 and early 2001. As the twentieth century ended and the twenty-first began, people were looking to the future with fervent hopes and expectations. The titles of these exhibitions reflect the underlying concerns of Japan's art world today, where severe economic difficulties have led to museum and gallery closures and to large reductions in cultural budgets. Because of…

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