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Kenjirō Okazaki (岡崎 乾二郎 Okazaki Kenjirō?, born October 24, 1955) is a Japanese visual artist whose works span several genres, including painting, sculpture (reliefs and constructions), as well as landscape design and architecture. Many of his works have been featured in public collections throughout Japan and in various exhibitions around the world. In 2002, Okazaki participated in the Venice Biennale as the director of the Japanese pavilion of the International Architecture Exhibition. His recent works include a collaborative performance "I love my robots" with the choreographer Trisha Brown, premiered in early 2007.
He is also active as a theoretician and critic, and is the author or co-author of several books, including Renaissance: Condition of Experience (Chikuma, 2001), featuring his analysis of Filippo Brunelleschi, Ready for Painting! (Asahi Press, 2005), a dialogue with the artist Hisao Matsuura, and Articulation of Arts: technological analyses (FilmArt, 2007). He has also created picture books in collaboration with Japanese poets, including Little Lellolello with Kyong-Mi Park (Shogakukan Inc. 2004), and Popahpe Popipappu with Shuntaro Tanikawa (Crayon House, 2004).
Since its inception in 2001, Okazaki has directed the Yotsuya Art Studium, an art school in central Tokyo.
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