Catalogue of exhibition by Yukinori Yanagi at The Queens Museum of Art, USA and Kirin Plaza Osaka, Japan in 1995.
'The exhibition Project Article 9 by the Japanese artist Yukinori Yanagi focuses on a single clause of the postwar Japanese constitution. Yet his presentation of this discreet element does not ignore, and on the contrary illuminates, decades of historical and contemporary context. The concentration on English text, Japanese translation, and English retranslation of Article 9 delimiting Japan's military capacity leads the viewer to reflect on the vagaries of communication through language and its implications in national and international arenas. In Yanagi's work, the overriding relevance of cultural context pervades the symbolic phrase.' - extracted from foreword by Carma C. Fauntleroy, Executive director of The Queens Museum of Art.
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