TOKION ISSUE 1 OBSERVE
[The culture magazine "TOKION", which was first published in 1996, is now back in print.
Under the theme of "sending Japan's cutting-edge culture to the world", the magazine and the web, the shop opened in Shibuya Miyashita park]
[Special feature "OBSERVE"]
The meaning of “OBSERVE” in this special feature refers to objectively viewing the state of things and changes to them with great attention and care. In French this also carries the connotation of correctly ascertaining a subject through one’s wisdom. Intently observing certain tangibles and intangibles offers us the impetus to reconsider our views of the everyday phenomena that we take for granted and to consider new realizations (discoveries). This also has the purpose of leading the reader to a desire to newly take action through structures that furnish them with a blank canvas.
[The specs involve six booklets and three tabloids that have been enclosed within original boxes]
This is not the ordinary way in which magazines are bound. The reason that these special features have such volume is because it is clear that each of these artists "Observe," no matter what order they are read in. The participating contributors include the French artist Pierre Soulages, the artist Tadanori Yokoo, the three-piece band Kukangendai, the comedian Crocket, and an artist collective with eight people in it, each of which compiled together their "Observations."
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