Art writer and editor. She also works as an art coordinator in many exhibitions and projects. The editorial staff of RealTokyo.
Born in Tokyo. Graduated Keio University Faculty of Literature, Department of Philosophy, aesthetics and art history major. Since 1990s, She has been at the forefront of the Japanese art scene as a writer / art journalist / art producer. 2003 spring, launched an art bar TRAUMARIS in Roppongi, was moved to Ebisu NADiff building, as an alternative space TRAUMARIS where art exhibitions, live performances, food and drink can be enjoyed. After closed the space, is currently involved in various art activities beyond the boundaries of the genre as an art producer. A jury for Yokohama Dance Collection’s competition from 2011 to 2016. A producer of Dance and Nursery!! Project since 2016. Established RealJapan project as a co-director. http://www.traumaris.jp Photo by Mari Katayama
dj sniff (Takuro Mizuta Lippit) is a musician and curator in the field of experimental electronic arts and improvised music. His musical work builds upon a distinct practice that combines DJing, instrument design, and free improvisation and has performed at various venues and festivals around the world. He was Artistic Director of STEIM (2007-12) in Amsterdam and Visiting Assistant Professor at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong (2012-17), and since 2014 Co-Director of AMF, a festival focused on emerging experimental and improvised music form Asia. He is now based in Tokyo.
She graduated from Tama Art University (Craft Department, Glass Course) with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art. After graduating, she joined metaPhorest (biological / bio-media art platform)in the Laboratory for Molecular Cell Network & Biomedia Art, at Waseda University as an artist and visiting researcher. Since 2021, she enrolled in the Doctoral Program in the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, The University of Tokyo (Yasuaki Kakehi Lab.) She’s creating artworks using scientific glass production techniques, organisms, organic matter, image analysis, etc.. She’s main themes are to reconsider the borders of nature/society, human/non-human, and the indivisibility of the expresser and the object of the expression at the interdisciplinary viewpoint.
Dance critic, Intellectual historian. Editorial board of Theatre Arts magazine. Co-director of “Maiboku no kai”. In 2017, publications include, Takaya Eguchi and Misako Miya’s Modern Dance Group Touring in the Battlefront (co-authored), the translation of John Dee’s “Mathematicall Praeface” published in Essential Scientific Writings in Renaissance Europe.
Formerly an editor, currently lives and works as a freelance journalist in Paris. Mainly writes about movies, but also about music and a broad range of other cultural topics. Has her own regular columns on the eiga.com website and in the cultural magazine Fu-ra-n-su (France) published by Hakusuisha. Publications include Paris & Cinema（Eiga de aruku Paris）by Space Shower Books.
Editor, president of Gutenberg Orchestra Co., Ltd. Born in Miyazaki in 1964, he is a former editor in chief of the magazines Composite, Invitation, and Ecocolo. He edits books and magazines and engages in planning and consulting. As a writer, he has released 10 titles including “A Way of Edit” and “World without Desire.” He also manages the independent art book label “United Vagabonds” and received an Ihei Kimura Photo Award for Mari Katayama’s “Gift.” Sugatsuke presides over the “Editing Sparta Seminar” at B&B Shimokitazawa and “Tokyo Art Junior High” at Shibuya Parco. He is a professor at Tohoku University of Arts and Design and the recipient of a NYADC Silver Award and a D&AD Award London.
Festival director for the Image Forum 2001-10, presently active as a freelance curator. Has been in charge of curation at the Aichi Triennale (2013), Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum (2015/16) and Aomori Museum of Art (2017/18), and continues to be involved in various events at alluring hidden locations in Tokyo, such as ”Track Top Tokyo” (2016), ”Toshi bosai boot camp” (2017), and “Meguriai JAXA” (2016-18).
Founder of Studio KIKIRIKI, which organizes exhibitions and events and conducts artistic research for government entities and corporations. Draws on the public nature of European (particularly German) contemporary art and on the design of memory in the contemporary German community, rooted in the experience of World War II and the subsequent division of the country into East and West. Recent projects include “10 Major Cases in the 140-Year History of the Metropolitan Police Department, As Selected by its Employees” (Metropolitan Police Department, 2014), and “ASATTE NO EKI: Stations and lifestyles of the future” (JR East, 2019). Fukazawa is a graduate of the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (Media art).
Film critic and author/editor of numerous publications including Kinokuniya Eiga Sosho 1-3 (Kinokuniya), Michael Cimino Dokuhon (boid) and Československá nová vlna (Kokusho Hankokai). Also translated such books as Peter Bogdanovich’s Who The Hell’s In It (Esquire Japan) and Samuel Fuller’s autobiography (boid) among others, and continues to contribute writings to magazines, movie theater programs, booklets, etc.
Born in Aichi. Associate professor at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tsukuba University, specializing in media and cultural theory. Publications include Culture and Violence: The Unravelling Union Jack(Getsuyosha), Community-Engaged Art Project(joint authorship, Horinouchi Publishing), Art and Labour(joint authorship, Suiseisha), and Towards the 21st Century Philosophy(joint authorship, Minerva Shobo). Translations include Judith Butler, Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly(co-translation, Seidosha) and Antonio Negri & Michael Hardt, Declaration(co-translation, NHK Publishing).
Curator at the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, where in recent years he has curated exhibitions including “Yoshitomo Nara for better or worse Works: 1987-2017” (2017), “VISION part 1: On Light / Light On: in the celebration of 25th Anniversary of the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art” (2020), and “BEUYS + PALERMO” (joint exhibition with the Museum of Modern Art, Saitama and the National Museum of Art, Osaka; 2021-22).
Editor and art journalist. Formerly associate editor of Brutus magazine, where he was in charge of such special issues as Do you know Hiroshi Sugimoto?, Jakuchu o mita ka (Have you seen Jakuchu)?, Kokuho-tte nani (What is a national treasure)? and Kinkyu tokushu Inoue Takehiko. Co-edited publications include Cartier, Crystallization of Time, Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection, Korin & Modern Art and teamLab-tte nanimono (Who or what is teamLab)? Adjunct professor at Meiji Gakuin University and Aichi University of the Arts. Member of the external evaluation committee of the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum.
Art writer. Was an editor in charge of art for the cultural information magazine WEEKLY PIA from 1991 until ’97. Presently writes for publications such as SPUR and colocal. Has been conducting interviews with artists including Takehito Koganezawa and Taro Izumi, and contributing articles on such projects as the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale. Also writes movie reviews, and is involved as a team member in “Meguriai JAXA,” a screening event of archival satellite observation images of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) edited into non-staged movies.