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/ CAMERON ALLAN MCKEAN
View of Ai Weiwei at Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama Triennale 2017.
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Cameron Allan McKean

The city of Yokohama blends almost seamlessly into Tokyo, forming one of the largest and most disaster-prone urban agglomerations in the world. But there are subtle differences between Yokohama and its northern neighbor—the smell of the Pacific, the quiet, moat-like boulevards—and major ones: this is where Western modernity breached the... continue reading
Maria Taniguchi

TAKA ISHII GALLERY, Tokyo

View of Maria Taniguchi, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, 2017.
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Cameron Allan McKean

Earth-stuff goes through myriad transformations on its path to usefulness in our world. Soil, stone, water, oil, plants, animals, and the rest all pass through processes of cleaning, smoothing, separating, reconstituting. And at the end of that violence is an exquisite, terrifying flatness: one that expresses itself through identical buildings,... continue reading
J.B. Blunk

BLUM AND POE, Tokyo

View of "J.B. Blunk," Blum & Poe, Tokyo, 2016-17.
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Cameron Allan McKean

Pottery is place, folded and fired. It is soil, stone, flora, topography, and climate, massaged by human tradition and technique. In Japan, the placeness of ceramics has been taken to an extreme with local variations in style proliferating across the island nation. This sensitivity to place and materials echoes in... continue reading

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The Third Line
Air the paris
Blum&Poe
Anton Kern Gallery
Luisa Strina
e-flux iPad
Marion
Camera Austria
GALLERIA MASSIMODELUCA
The breeder
Friedrich Petzel
Gallery Ernst Hilger
Brooklyn Rail