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REVIEWS

SAN FRANCISCO

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Time After Time: Asia & Our Moment

by FRANKLIN SIRMANS

SHIMABUKU, Encountering a Hippy Octopus, 2003.

A few years ago, The Guggenheim did a show of 5,000 years of Asian art. Imagine how absurd that was. Knowing full well that the premise of an "exhibition of contemporary Asian art," as well, is a surefire curatorial decision built on failure from the start, Yerba Buena curator René de Guzman, and guest curators Doryun Chong and Eungie Joo opted for a show "that addresses concepts of time…

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