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FREE FISH: The Art of Yuken Teruya
At the Asia Society
The Asia Society
725 Park Ave. at 70th St.
Among this young Okinawan artist’s ingenious recyclings of contemporary ''salvaged everyday objects'' are some mini-scenes or objects which seem cut from the side-panels of what look like tiny juice-boxes, with the resulting creations folded down into the box-spaces, making the boxes into mini-theatres!
A Curatorial Note: What Teruya is doing to the objects is transforming ''their traditional or expected meanings. In doing so, he reflects on issues that are central to contemporary society and culture, such as the depletion of natural resources and growing consumerism…''
OK, but a more important issue in contemporary society & culture is surely How to get out of Iraq?
You cannot cut the answer to this one out of a used juice-box.