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52 ACQUISITIONS Sohei Nishino Sohei Nishinos Diorama MapTokyo rep- resents Tokyo with a collage of thousands of images he took as he explored the city. Some were shot at street level others look down on the citys avenues alleyways and train lines from high-rise buildings. Recently the artist expanded his project to include other major urban centers around the globe. In Diorama MapTokyo the physical fea- tures of the city appear in close approxima- tion to their actual location however the effect is extremely disconcerting as Nishino fractures the topography and adds radical shifts in scale. He provides his viewers with clear images of many recognizable monu- mentsTokyo Sky Tree Meiji Shrine Tokyo Tower and Rainbow Bridge at the mouth of the Sumida Riverbut the overall effect is of a series of fragmented views not unlike what one experiences moving through the citys urban spaces. The single image is a record of days of photographing. In some places high-rise buildings merge together in rows while elsewhere street signs are easily readable. The diorama also collapses time night and day are both present simultane- ously. Diorama MapTokyo was featured in the Fall 2015 exhibition Dislocation Urban Experience Contemporary Photographs from East Asia and was purchased for the collection with gifts honoring Samuel C. Morse. Morse the Howard M. and Martha P. Mitchell Professor of the History of Art and Asian Languages and Civilizations at Am- herst College served as SCMAs Curatorial Consultant for Asian Art from 2000 to 2015 and in this capacity he curated exhibitions and installations on Asian art and shepherd- ed the gifts of many outstanding works into the museums permanent collection. top Sohei Nishino. Japanese born 1982. Diorama MapTokyo 2014. Light jet print. Purchased with gifts in honor of Samuel C. Morse Curatorial Consultant for Asian Art 200015. Sohei Nishino bottom two images Sohei Nishino. Japanese born 1982. Diorama MapTokyo details 2014 52 ACQUISITIONS