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Keiichi Ikemizu 1

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Keiichi Ikemizu (Japan) 25

URLBorn in 1937 in Osaka, Japan. Lives and works in Kyoto.

Solo artist as well as a core member of the avant-garde group “THE PLAY” since the late 60’s, Ikemizu has been involved in numerous projects and performances, constructing a fictitious world by incorporating unexpected and extraordinary situations into the real world. Blue Crossing (PIAS site in Kita-ku, Osaka, 1993) is a work representing an urban port or train station where people come and go and encounter each other, and through this process make new discoveries.
Ikemizu has participated in “9th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan,”(Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, 1969), while his major works include East Wind, Fine (Rokko Island Reclaimed Land, Kobe City, 1983), Steel Pipes go to the Sea (“Museum City Tenjin” Meinohama Beach, Fukuoka City, 1994), Thunder (Project, Jubuzan, Ominesan, Kyoto Prefecture, 1977-86) and Yakushima Island - Cutting of the Sea Surfaces (Unfinished, 2000).

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Shigeaki Iwai

Shigeaki Iwai (Japan) 26

Born in 1962 in Tokyo, Japan. Lives and works in Tokyo.

Interacting with multicultural, urban communities, Iwai uses various media such as sound and video in his work and convey the problems and relationships that emerge from his meticulous research and interviews. The film Dialogue, created between 1997 and 1999, was dubbed in over 60 languages and shown in countries throughout the world. Iwai has participated in many international exhibitions including the Asia-Pacific Triennale (Brisbane, 1996), the Havana Biennale (Havana, 2000), and “Tokachi International Contemporary Art Exhibition: Demeter” (Obihiro, 2002). At the group show held at The Art Center at the Jim Thompson House in Bangkok in 2005, Iwai put up posters of an imaginary movie throughout the city and interviewed Bangkok residents about the stories that these posters evoked. This process then featured in a video installation and gave the reality into the fiction.

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