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REVIEWS

OSAKA

National Museum of Art

Kenji Yanobe

by FUMIHIKO SUMITOMO

KENJI YANOBE, Installation view including Atom Suit Project, 1997.

In the late 1960s, Japan joined the ranks of the advanced industrialized nations, thanks to its phenomenal decades-long economic success, which followed its devastating defeat in the Second World War. Expo '70, held in Osaka in 1970, symbolized the nation's hopeful mood, engendering a space of festivity, where millions of people congregated.

Kenji Yanobe, born in Osaka in 1965, frankly admits the impact that the exposition had on him in his childhood. His recent…

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