| I am easily impressed. I am also very
persistent. For example, when I am impressed by the deliciousness
of something like a 100-yen ice cream for sale at the
convenience shop, I tell everyone I know about it over
and over. And like a fool, I eat it again and again. The
cheaper the price, the more impressed I am. But this isn't
a form of self-analysis, the reason I'm writing about
this is that I'm pretty sure my character has something
to do with the work I am now doing.
Here's what I mean:
I am impressed by a work of art. -> I want to tell
somebody about it. -> But it's very difficult to explain
(I'm not good at it). -> Well, all I can do is show
it to other people. -> Once they see it, they will
understand. This is how it works. And this is how I started
to stage exhibitions of the interesting artists I stumbled
Why didn't I find work introducing delicious foods and
I think it's because the encounters I had with contemporary
art dramatically changed my life.
Like a baby bird whose instinct is to think the first
thing it sees is its mother, I tend to treat contemporary
art the same way. I stick persistently to it.
I hope this character will work to my advantage here at
|Born in Osaka in 1969.
After graduating from the Art Department at the
Kyoto City University of Art, I worked for about
two years in a design office. I starting curating
exhibitions due to a mixture of coincidence and
inevitability. From 1996 to 1999, until leaving
for the Netherlands, I worked at the contemporary
gallery, Art Space Niji, as an assistant and acquired
a working knowledge of the art system in Japan.
In the Netherlands, I studied some more. For about
six months, I trained at the World Wide Video Festival
(Amsterdam). After returning to Japan, I curated
the "Kyoto x Amsterdam New Directions" exhibition.
In the spring of 2002, the exhibition traveled to
the Netherlands. At present, I am mainly researching film
works, while organizing film showings and exhibitions.
I have also started working as a curator for the
Record, Expression and Medium Organization, an NPO