Toshio Shibata

Toshio Shibata
Juocho, Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture, 2008

"Asia Week, the 10-day parade of exhibitions that arrives each spring from every corner of that continent, can seem like a parallel universe to the art world most often written about here.

Unlike the big art fairs crammed with spectacles-within-spectacles, Asia Week takes place primarily in a few dozen small galleries on the Upper East Side. Craft and tradition are emphasized over the hot and trendy, and history is always present, reflecting matters from ancient conquests to subtle changes in domestic living that shaped the design of everyday objects.

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Laurence Miller (20 West 57th Street), has modern and contemporary Asian photographs, including the quiet environmental-abstractions of the Japanese artist Toshio Shibata." -Martha Schwendener for the New York Times