Sohei Nishino

Diorama Of Tokyo

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Diorama Of Tokyo
Sohei Nishino
Diorama Of Tokyo
2009
Light jet print
136.5 x 137 cm
Nishino reinvests cities with wonder (and not incidentally cites 18th-century cartographer Inō Tadataka, who also did his surveys on foot, as an influence). Streets bustle, buildings tilt and sway (perhaps only an earthquake-sensitive Japanese could portray cities perched so precariously on the Earth). The old Cubists would have adored these maps: we look up while looking down; we look down… and see the sky. Nishino’s giddy maps remind us that cities, for all their giddy chaos, are at the core miraculous human achievements.

Text by William A Ewing

     
 


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