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  • Futoshi Miyagi, Banner (from Road to Nominewee), 2022, cloth, thread, 23 5⁄8 × 25 3⁄8". From the series “American Boyfriend,” 2012–.

    Futoshi Miyagi, Banner (from Road to Nominewee), 2022, cloth, thread, 23 5⁄8 × 25 3⁄8". From the series “American Boyfriend,” 2012–.

    Futoshi Miyagi

    YUTAKA KIKUTAKE GALLERY/VOID+

    If your chief medium is photography and your central concern is human intimacy, as is the case with Futoshi Miyagi, then the past three years of pandemic-induced isolation might have prompted a reexamination of the nature of your practice. Miyagi’s exhibition “American Boyfriend: Portraits and Banners” took place in two venues in Tokyo. These presentations constituted the latest manifestations of Miyagi’s sprawling “American Boyfriend” project, 2012–, which asks whether it is possible for “an Okinawan man and an American man, possibly a soldier” to fall in love in Okinawa. The question that ties

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