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.
Tabaimo debuted in 1999 with the animation-incorporating installation “Japanese Kitchen,” her graduation project at Kyoto University of Art and Design, which won the Kirin Contemporary Art Grand Prize. She has displayed her work at several international art exhibitions, from the inaugural Yokohama Triennale in 2001 to the 2011 Venice Biennale, where she was the representative artist at the Japan Pavilion. She has worked on stage-related collaborations in recent years, and in 2016 held an extensive solo exhibition themed on the concept of “Utsushi” at the Seattle Art Museum. Tabaimo provided the illustrations for Shuichi Yoshida’s novel “Kokuho” (“National Treasure”), which was serialized in the morning edition of the Asahi Shimbun newspaper from January 2017 to May 2018, and displayed her first oil paintings at a 2019 solo exhibition held at the Pola Museum Annex in Ginza. “Sabi kara deta mi” (“Fruits borne out of rust”), a work of performance and video art conceived and directed by Tabaimo, toured the United States in February and March 2020. She is currently working on another piece of performance art together with a circus performer based in France.
Received a Master’s Degree (in theater studies and dance) from Waseda University, Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Active as a writer mainly on topics related to contemporary theater, traditional performing arts, ballet, dance, musical and opera. She currently writes regularly for the online magazine Ontomo, focusing on theatre from an auditory perspective (“Mimi kara miru butai,” https://ontomo-mag.com/tag/mimi-kara-miru/), the ballet magazine Swan Magazine (“Bare fan ni okuru opera mangekyo”), and the ballet-focused online publication Ballet Channel (“Suteji kosaten,” https://balletchannel.jp/genre/ayako-takahashi). First prize winner at the 10th Japan Dance Critics’ Award.
Photographer / Filmmaker / Writer
April 1991~March 1993 Tokyo Polytechnic University Cause of Photography Since 1997, Takahashi Shinichi has worked as a photographer in magazines, books, CD jackets, etc. As a writer, He is doing vigorous writing activities from music fields such as jazz and world music to travel books and person reportage.
In 2015 he directed the documentary film ‘Cu-Bup’. He playing a triple role in this film, Producer / Filmmaker / Cinematographer.
It was selected as the official selection of ‘PAN AFRICAN FILM FES’ Los Angeles, USA in February 2015. Despite being an independent film shot in Cuba, the world premiere screening has been achieved in Los Angeles, the United States where there was no diplomatic relationship with Cuba. In the following June 2015, The American Film Institute was elected to the opening screening at the film festival ‘D.C. Caribbean Film FES’ to be held in Washington, D.C.
In November 2017, the documentary film ‘THE FOOLS’ which recorded the legendary underground rock band is scheduled to be released.
Assistant Curator at The Ueno Royal Museum. Has been in charge of the exhibitions “Art of our time” (2008), “Masterpieces of Arts and Crafts in the Prince Arisugawa and Prince Takamatsu Families” (2013), “Cutting-Edge Japanese Video Works: The Daisuke Miyatsu Collection” (2015), “From Edo to Tokyo: The Ueno Royal Museum Ukiyo-e Collection (2015-2016), “KANEUJI Teppei: Symbols Are Not Symbols © MATSUDA Aoko” (2017), “Utagawa Hiroshige’s ‘Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji’ and ukiyo-e in the last days of the Tokugawa Shogunate and the Meiji Era” (2017), and “Sosaku-hanga and Shin-hanga: Japanese Modern Prints from The Ueno Royal Museum Collection“ (2018) among others.
Tamatsuka Mitsuru was born in Tokyo, Japan. Following his work as Producer for “Dentōgeinō no wakaki shishitachi” (The Young Lions of Traditional Arts), he directed the short film “Firewater” in New York, and worked as movement coach for the hanamichi runway in the Bessie award-winning contemporary dancer’s work, “A Page Out of Order: M,” and continued to act as a conduit for numerous and various international artistic collaborations. Through the collaborative production team Sagi Tama, launched in 2013, as well as his own company Tama Pro, launched in 2016, Tamatsuka continues to develop his practice of combining performance and film.