2017 Mr. KOIZUMI Meiro 小泉明郎 氏
born 生まれ 1976
Main criteria in selecting KOIZUMI Meiro 小泉明郎 as JCATP recipient was his solo exhibition “Today My Empire Sings” 「帝国は今日も歌う」at VACANT, Tokyo, 2017.
– “Air” MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo 2016 (solo exhibition)
「空気」 無人島プロダクション、東京 2016 (個展)
– “MOT Annual 2016, Loose Lips Save Ships”, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, 2016 (group exhibition)
「MOTアニュアル2016 キセイノセイキ」東京都現代美術館、東京 2016 (グループ展)
Reuben Keehan “Out of Site: Japanese Art After Censorship” in d ɪˈv a n | A Journal of Accounts, Sydney, December 2017, pp. 40-51
Promoted virally, attendance more than doubled the artist’s modest expectations for the exhibition’s nine-day-run, and in November the project garnered Koizumi the inaugural Japanese Contemporary Art Transparency Prize for facilitating “debate about actual censorship, corruption, nepotism, discrimination or stimulates freedom of curatorial practice in the local art world”(1).
(1) Japanese Contemporary Art Transparency Prize; http://jcatp.com