• November 8, 2018
    Following the JR train line that follows overhead, Beppu Station Market is a collection of shops selling fish, meat, and vegetables for almost 50 years. In three disused shops, Naoyuki Hata, Takanori Suzuki, and Hiroaki Higashi have staged a group exhibition of individual work that brings together photography, film, sculpture, installation and craft as ‘Reality’

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  • November 1, 2018
    Hikaru SuzukiOctober 2018, video, 30:25 min Fade across, subway, elevator, flying kites, docks, shipping containers, industrial site, town. What sits at the heart of the montage and does this serve a wider purpose? Standing on some corner of an industrial estate or on the edge of the shipyard. Not ‘looking at’ but ‘looking through’ …

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  • April 29, 2018
    Artist run space 4649 (pronounced Yo-Ro-Shi-Ku) has its roots in the now-defunct Workstation gallery. Yasuaki Hamada, Kazuki Matsushita, Tsutomu Shimomura, Yuu TakamizawaApril 29 – May 27, 2018 http://4-6-4-9.jp/group-show.html
  • January 24, 2018
    On December 20th, I took part in a conversation with photographer Osamu Kanemura at Ebisu’s POST bookshop to celebrate his new photo book Concrete Octopus. Co-edited by Osiris in Tokyo and Lisbon’s Pierre von Kleist, the book of 40 plates has no real beginning, middle or end. In essence, Concrete Octopus is less of a book and more of

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  • Copyright Stuart Munro
    November 14, 2017
    Photographs from Hong Kong, shot in October
  • November 9, 2017
    Margaret Lee, ‘…Banana in my tailpipe’ at Misako & Rosen Nov 5 – Dec. 3, 2017 “All those who fall outside of the norm are labeled Other, and are subsequently dehumanized. This Otherness allows those who align themselves with the normative “order” to justify their use of violence in order to civilize those they see

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  • October 23, 2017
    Images from a recent trip to Hong Kong, to write about the Toshio Matsumoto retrospective at The Empty Gallery
  • October 3, 2017
    A few highlights from this year’s Tsushima Art Fantasia.Sept 2 – Oct 1, 2017 http://artfantasia.asia
  • September 13, 2017
    Mirror Behind Hole: Photography into Sculpture, vol.4 Hiroko KomatsuSept 9 – Oct 14, 2017 http://gallery-alpham.com/exhibition/2017_4/
  • July 28, 2017
    Mitsutaro Fuku: An active member of prewar international photography at Maruse B1 Gallery15 – 28 July, 2017 “Grocer-photographer Mitsutaro Fuku, who had not been an SCC member, became one the foremost photographers in Seattle during the 1930s, displaying his works in salons in the United States, Europe, and Aisa, and in 1934 he became the director of

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