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Exhibition Review


The first steps

Jonathan Goodman

YOSHIO ITAGAKI, Tourists on the Moon #2,1998, computer-processed colour photographs, dimensions unknown.

The protracted awards process for 'The First Steps: Emerging Artists from Japan' merits description. The seven artists in this exhibition were chosen from an original entry pool of 1420 applicants. The first round was judged by a three-person panel of Japanese curators and critics, who chose 100 entries from the original group. For the second judging, photographs of the work of 100 finalists were sent to an international jury of seven well-known art…

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