Studied at the International Christian University in Tokyo, Sorbonne University and Ecole du Louvre, worked as Chief Curator at the Mercian Karuizawa Museum and taught at the Musashino Art University, École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts and New York University. Artistic Director of the exhibitions of the Maison de la Culture du Japon in Paris since 2014 and Director of the International Affairs Department of the Committee for “Ueno, a Global Capital of Culture” since 2018. She has co-commissioned “Japon des avant-gardes 1910–70” (Pompidou Center, 1986) and curated such projects as “Georges Rousse, Hanshin Art Project” (1995) and exhibitions of Daito Manabe and Motoi Ishibashi, Rei Naito and Tomoko Yoneda.
Representative of blkswn publishers Inc. and ex-chief editor of the Japanese editions of WIRED, the most influential technology media in the world. He has established blkswn publishers Inc. to question the norms and “re-imagine alternatives” to everything, and has also been a music journalist who looks at technologies from the points of view of the humanities involving reflections on music and cinema, living and the universe, or life and death. Influenced by the idea of “conviviality” suggested by the historian Ivan Illich, he has been pursuing the question whether new technologies can be “tools for conviviality.” Among his publications is Goodbye, the Future — An Editor’s Chronicle 2010–2017.
Born in 1983. Artist and art critic. Chief Lecturer at Genron CHAOS*LOUNGE New Art School. Doctor of Fine Arts at the Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. The artists’ group CHAOS*LOUNGE that he formed together with Kazuki Umezawa, Uso Fujishiro and other collaborators has been curating exhibitions and events since 2010. Among their curations are “HAMETSU*LOUNGE” (2010), “CHAOS*EXILE” (Festival/Tokyo 2011), “Characlash!” (2014) and “CHAOS*LOUNGE New Art Festival 2017 ‘Street Theatre: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Solitude’.” Among his publications is The Passions in the Information Society.
Art collector, professor at Yokohama University of Art and Design and visiting professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design. Born in Tokyo in 1963. His collection obtained while working at corporations since 1994 and his house built in collaboration with artists are known internationally. A large-scale exhibition of his collection was held using the whole building of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei in 2011. A member of the committee for the international dissemination of contemporary art of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, and a jury for the Asian Art Award 2017. Among his books are The Times of Art × Technology, The Contemporary Art Economics and Let’s Buy Contemporary Art! that has also been published in China, Taiwan and Korea.