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the Mori Art Museum

COME OCTOBER, THE SWEDES take over the Japanese capital with a two-week cultural festival dubbed “Swedish Style in Tokyo.” Over in the Roppongi district, the Mori Arts Center Project Space will honor the event in an area called the “New Tokyo Life Style Roppongi Think Zone” while the nearby G'Martini's bar welcomes “the brave and sleepless.”

If this doesn't pave the way for David Elliott, nothing will. The British cultural historian and director of the august Moderna Museet in Stockholm takes the reins at Tokyo's Mori Art Museum on November 1. The Richard Gluckman designed facility won't open to the public until 2003, but that doesn't dissuade Elliott; In fact, it's a main attraction. When asked why he'd want to leave the helm of one of the great modern art museums to join a startup, he responds, “Why not? Moderna is a great museum, but I've been there for five years now. . . . It's arguable

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