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Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012

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"The Angel of History"

THE WATARI MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART


By TOMOHIRO OSAKI
Staff writer

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"Tulip" (1984) by Robert Mapplethorpe

Koji Taki, known for his unparalleled critique of arts, architecture, and photography, passed away last year at the age of 82. To honor his work and influence, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, to which Taki gave a book of his photography theories in 1997, has organized a photographic exhibition highlighting 12 artists.

Photos chosen have been categorized into sections based on the seven chapters of Taki's book. Featured artists include American photographer Diane Arbus, French artist Christian Boltanski and Japanese collective Chim↑Pom; till Nov. 11.

The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; (03) 3402-3001; 3-7-6, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Gaienmae Station. Ginza Line. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Wed. till 9 p.m.). ¥1,000. Closed Mon. (except Sept. 17, Oct. 8) www.watarium.co.jp.

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