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Shinji Turner-Yamamoto: Global Tree Project Hardcover – September 30, 2012
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"The Global Tree Project" shows off Shinji Turner-Yamamoto's enchanting site-specific installations, including the birch trees he suspended in the nave of an abandoned 19th-century chapel in Cincinnati.
New York Times T Magazine | remix BOOKSHELF | 19 August 2012
[...] As one pondered it--and "Hanging Garden" encouraged the kind of devoted attention that a James Turrell light projection elicits [...] the interconnectedness of life; the way nature can resurrect and inject meaning into dead architecture.
Steven Rosen | CityBeat | 22 August 2012
About the Author
Born in Osaka, Japan, Shinji Turner-Yamamoto studied fresco at the Kyoto City University of Arts. Sponsored by the Italian government, he studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti, Bologna, where he lived for eleven years. Turner-Yamamoto's work has been the subject of solo shows at the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland; Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genoa, Italy; and the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. His prizes include the 2011 ArtPrize International Juried Award; the Gold Leaf Award, International Society of Arborioculture; UNESCO-ASCHBERG Bursaries for Artists; Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes; first prize from the Targetti Light Art Collection. Turner-Yamamoto lives and works in Cincinnati, Ohio and Washington, DC.