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Francis Summers

Pakistani conceptual artist, sculptor, painter, writer and curator, active in England. He graduated in civil engineering from the University of Karachi in 1962 and moved to London in 1964. He began working as an artist without any formal training, producing sculptures influenced by Minimalism and by his engineering experience; the four-part ...

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Iranian, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA since 1960.

Born 1939, in Tehran.

Sculptor. Architectural installations.

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Siah Armajani trained as an architect while studying the philosophy of mathematics. He moved to Minnesota.

Architecture constitutes his main source of inspiration and he has brought together all his works in a ...

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Bazaar  

Mohammad Gharipour

Bazaar, which is rooted in Middle Persian wāzār and Armenian vačaṟ, has acquired three different meanings: the market as a whole, a market day, and the marketplace. The bazaar as a place is an assemblage of workshops and stores where various goods and services are offered....

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Masako  

Japanese, 20th century, female.

Born 1941, in Tokyo.

Painter, draughtsman, assemblage artist.

Lumino-Kinetic Art.

Masako studied interior architecture and industrial aesthetics. She makes moving paintings out of coloured discs lit from within that generate disconcerting optical effects through gels. She also produces Poem Designs with delicately coloured encircling lines. In ...

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Midori Yoshimoto

Japanese conceptual artist, sculptor and installation artist . Sone earned an MA in architecture at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (1992), but decided to experiment with a wider range of media in order to explore the concepts of futility and the unattainable. His first work, ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Installation artist.

The photographer Tahara Keiichi has worked with architects, producing several external light installations, in particular relating to water. He showed work in solo exhibitions, especially in France, at the end of the 1980s, at the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Montbéliard and at the Musée des Vosges in Épinal. In ...

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Japanese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1955, in Fukui.

Sculptor, installation artist, draughtsman.

Kimio Tsuchiya studied architecture at Nihon University before going to London, where he studied in the sculpture section of the Chelsea School of Art. Since 1983 he has lived and worked in Matsudo, Japan....

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Britta Erickson

Chinese conceptual artist, curator and architect. Son of the poet Ai Qing (Jiang Haicheng) (1910–96). For 25 years Ai Weiwei was consistently one of the most innovative figures in China’s art world. He helped direct the course of Chinese art, not only through his own artistic production, but also through his curatorial, editorial and design projects, and his encouragement of younger artists....