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Cloth-Bound Exhibitions

MONUMENT FOR NOTHING
By Makoto Aida
Published by Graphic-Sha, Tokyo, 2007
Softcover, 248 pages, Color,
Illustrations throughout.
ISBN-10 476-61180-4-9
ISBN-13 978-476-61180-4-9

One windfall from the art-market boom is that publishing houses no longer need to wait for an artist to hold a major exhibition before they issue a full-color monograph. In the preface to Monument for Nothing, Gabriel Ritter, a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, who has worked with Aida previously, proclaims that this book is Makoto Aida's mid-career retrospective; so far, international institutions have been reluctant…

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