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Achiam  

Israeli, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 10 February 1916, in Bet-Gan; died 16 March 2005, in Paris.

Sculptor. Public art.

Achiam studied initially at the college of agriculture in Jerusalem and was active in the Israeli resistance against the British occupying forces. He started to teach himself sculpture at the age of 24, working directly with the dark grey basalt stone readily available in the environs of Jerusalem. Achiam moved to Paris in ...

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Mary M. Tinti

American sculptor, installation and conceptual artist. His multimedia works investigate the pathology of contemporary culture. Mel Chin was born and raised in Houston, Texas to parents of Chinese birth and received his BA in 1975 from the Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee. The works in Chin’s oeuvre are diverse in both medium and subject, but a consistent undercurrent of social, political, and environmental responsibility runs throughout. Whether a sculpture, film, video game, installation, public project or earthwork, Chin’s artworks consistently targeted a broad spectrum of pressing cultural and ecological interests and spread their message in subtle, if not viral ways....

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British, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1948, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sculptor, environmental artist, installation artist.

Land Art. Eco Art.

Chris Drury studied at Camberwell School of Art from 1966 to 1970. He works with nature to create original forms such as cones, tumuli, sheafs, bundles and fungi....

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Israeli, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 1930, in Tel Aviv.

Sculptor, environmental artist. Monuments.

Land Art.

Dani Karavan began his studies in Tel Aviv and at the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem, and continued them until 1957, first in Florence, where he learnt techniques of fresco painting with Mordechai Ardon, and then in Paris at the Grande Chaumière. In ...

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Israeli, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1958, in Jerusalem.

Environmental artist, sculptor.

Ran Morin exhibited Hanging Orange Tree, a mix of the natural and the artificial, at the Horace Richter Gallery, Tel Aviv, in 1994. She has also created a number of environmental sulptures, including the garden of the kibbutz Ramat Rahel, near Jerusalem, and ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Active in Italy from 1967.

Born 1940, in Tonei (Manchuria).

Sculptor, painter, environmental artist.

Nagasawa Hidetoshi studied at the Tama fine arts school in Tokyo. He subsequently went to Europe and settled in Milan, where he worked with Fabro, an artist of the Arte Povera movement....

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 28 January 1927, in Tokyo; died 14 April 2001, in Tokyo.

Sculptor, environmental artist, film maker, flower arranger.

Teshigahara Hiroshi was caught up in 1960s international art but also attached to Japanese tradition: he would invite Rauschenberg and Cage to Tokyo while teaching the art of flower arrangement at the Ikebana School. He created avant-garde environments but used natural components fully in the spirit of Japanese tradition, such as green bamboo....

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Midori Yoshimoto

Japanese sculptor, installation and video artist . Torimitsu received a BFA in sculpture at Tama Art University (1994) and, soon after her university graduation, she completed Miyata Jiro, a life-size robot of a stereotypical Japanese businessman, and made it crawl on the pavements of various districts in Tokyo. Perhaps because of its candid critique of Japanese corporate culture, businessmen in Marunouchi district pretended not to look at the robot, while it attracted large crowds elsewhere. In order to study varying reactions to her robot in different social settings, Torimitsu moved to New York in ...

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Taiwanese, 20th century, male.

Sculptor.

Yuyu Yang seeks to attain the traditional Chinese ideal of unity between man and nature by creating monumental sculptures in polished steel in such a way that they incorporate the environment in which they are situated. The International Centre of World Commerce in Taipeh possesses one of these sculptures. He was presented by the Galerie May at the Foire International d’Art Contemporaine in Paris in ...