Japan Contemporaries Series 8 | Juried Open Call | STEPPING INTO A WORLD III

July 16 – July 24, 2024
12 – 6PM

Curated by Motoichi Adachi and Kyoko Sato

Gallery Max New York
552 Broadway, New York, NY 10012 |(212) 925-7017
July 18-24, 2024
July 18, 19, 20, 23: 12-6pm | July 21, 22: closed
Reception and Performance:July 18, 6-8pm

Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W 13th St, New York, NY 10011 | (212) 645-2800
July 16-22, 2024
July 16, 17, 18: 12-6pm | July 19: closed during daytime | July 20, 22: 12-3pm
Reception and Performance:July 19, 6-8pm

[Grand Prize] Keiichi Noro

[First Runner-Up] HARUMI MIYATSUKA | Hiroshi Itami | Hizawa Ryujin | Kumiko Miyoshi | MAMI TSUKIMINE | Marumi Satoishi | MASANARI KONO | RASHER.M

[Second Runner-Up] mii | nakibokuro | Naoya Watabe | SAIKA TAKAHASHI | Saori Kashimura | Saya | Tomohiro Goto | watabe | YOSHIKO IWAI

[Honorable Mention]  AyaNe. | Dragon Artist TAKAKO | Emi Funayama | Fumie Takagi | Hikaru | —(ichi) JINSUI | Kazuko Onishi | kirk nuru | KOSHUN | MIKI GOTO | NOCCI | SAKI CHIKARAISHI | SATOAKI MITSUWA | Satoshi Onish | Shelly CHEN | SHUZO HIROYASU (AMEDIOS AMEDIOS) | Sonoko Nakajima | SWAT | Takashi Furuya

[Guests | NY Front Runners ] Claire Hashman| Firoz Mahmud | Hideki Takahashi | Joe Piscopia | Les Joynes |Masato Okano | Max Fujishima | M Yakub | Rainer Ganahl

This juried open call exhibition, “Stepping Into A World III,” is the eighth installment in a series of shows that aims to collaborate with Emmy Award-winning writer Motoichi Adachi and Kyoko Sato, a renowned curator based in New York known for her expertise in Japanese culture. The overarching goal of this series is to showcase the talent of 38 Japanese and 9 New York-based global artists who produce captivating works across various genres and backgrounds, while integrating them into the forefront of the global art scene. By facilitating meaningful interactions and inspiration exchanges between these Japanese artists and leading figures in New York’s artistic community, as well as those working internationally, the series aims to foster a dynamic and impactful artistic dialogue. Moreover, this time, the exhibition is expanded to two venues. Additionally, the most recent Japan Contemporaries (Series 9, Gallery 60) will be held simultaneously, creating a whirlwind of Japanese art in summer New York.

The jurors were Dr. Les Joynes (Research Scholar and Curator, Columbia University), Kenji Tokumitsu (President, Gallery Tagboat), Jun Hanada (President, Ginza Hanada Art), Motoichi Adachi (Emmy Award winning writer) and Kyoko Sato (NY Curator). We will exhibit the selected Japanese artists along with a few New York front runner artists.

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