CLOSED-OFF AND FUSION – TAASA Review March 2008
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This article was originally found in the March 2008 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 17, Issue 1, Page 7).
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Tsutomu Mizusawa T he large-scale exhibition featuring Yoshitomo Nara+graf entitled A to Z, which took place in Aomori from July to October 2006, is a very interesting case when considering the situation of contemporary Japanese art.
It took place in Hirosaki, Naraâ€™s hometown, at the Yoshii Brick Brewhouse, a long-established sake brewery that was converted as the exhibition site.
The exhibition featured a leading artist in contemporary Japanese art and, at the same time, a project in which volunteers from the general public worked together with the artist on its planning and management...