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    Naoya Hatakeyama: Natural Stories, at SFMOMA via 7x7SF
Excerpt:

We may find a grand narrative of human civilization, Hatakeyama suggests, in the life of a hunk of limestone. Blasted from a cliff or dug from a quarry, then transported great distances and finally processed into cement or brick, the hunk ultimately comes to provide structural support for a skyscraper in the teeming, vertical metropolis of Tokyo. Hatakeyama’s breathtaking aerial shots reveal this city to be, as the artist puts it, but a negative image of the quarry to which it owes its material.

Image: Naoya Hatakeyama, Lime Hills #23514, 1988

    Naoya Hatakeyama: Natural Stories, at SFMOMA via 7x7SF

    Excerpt:

    We may find a grand narrative of human civilization, Hatakeyama suggests, in the life of a hunk of limestone. Blasted from a cliff or dug from a quarry, then transported great distances and finally processed into cement or brick, the hunk ultimately comes to provide structural support for a skyscraper in the teeming, vertical metropolis of Tokyo. Hatakeyama’s breathtaking aerial shots reveal this city to be, as the artist puts it, but a negative image of the quarry to which it owes its material.

    Image: Naoya Hatakeyama, Lime Hills #23514, 1988

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