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Jonathan Goodman (“Tadanori Yokoo: All or Nothing at albertz benda”) has long written about the art scene of New York. His primary area of expertise lies in East Asian art, with a notable emphasis on fostering collaborations and deep engagements with Japanese artists. His published appear in XIBT Magazine, frontera digital, Brooklyn Rail, WhiteHot Magazine, Tussle Magazine, Arte Fuse, and his interviews are featured in Sculpture Magazine.

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Kyoko Sato (A Hidden Journey of Friendship: Shigeru Izumi's New York Paintings, 1959-1962) has written for Art Review City, Shukan NY Seikatsu, New York Standard on Gallery Tagboat and ONBEAT. She founded the Asian Programming at WhiteBox, and served as its director from 2018 to 2021.She is editor in chief and publisher of JAPAN CONTEMPORARIES.


Dr. Les Joynes (project advisor) is an artist and curator based in New York. He has produced and curated projects in London, Brazil, Singapore, France, Germany, Japan, Mongolia and India and served on the first Taipei International Biennial. A graduate of Goldsmiths, London and Musashino Art University, Tokyo he researches the futures of contemporary art at Columbia University. His work and articles have featured in Museum 2050, Art in America, Springer, NHK TV and the Journal For Artistic Research (JAR). Dr. Joynes is recipient of the Japan Monbusho Award, Fulbright-Nehru Professional and Academic Excellence Award and in 2022 was Senior Scholar at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in New Delhi. He serves on the Editorial Board for ProjectAnywhere, a journal on contemporary art in Australia as well as selection juries for CEC ArtsLink, Harlem Arts Alliance.


Yusuke Wakata (JAPAN CONTEMPORARIES title design) is a Tokyo-based designer and artist. He earned his master's degree from Tokyo University of Arts before joining Hakuhodo ad agency. In 2021, he launched the Creative Lab CORNER. He's had solo show at WhiteBox NY and received the Grand Prizes from TOKYO MIDTOWN, Good Design Award and ACC. 


Jake Price ("Interview With Naruki Kukita") helped raise over ¥3,139,500 ($42,000) for tsunami victims in collaboration with Kodansha's 3/11 Photo Project. His immersive web documentary, "Unknown Spring," was awarded by the World Press Photo Foundation, and his documentary "The Invisible Season" premiered at the New York Film Festival. He contributes to National Geographic, The New Yorker, the BBC, and The New York Times. He is an adjunct professor of visual narratives at Columbia University.

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Masa Hosojima, ("Cage Shock: Homage to John Cage’s First Japan Visit") writer, trained in music composition, is an artist exploring, composing, making objects, curating, and conducting interviews about visual and auditory culture and aesthetic practices. He has published a catalog of his curated exhibition, “Women On Making.” and translated "Visas of Life and Epic Journey" by Akira Kitade on Jewish refugees saved by Chiune Sugihara during World War II.

Joseph Ralph Fraia (Photo, "Interview with Oscar Oiwa") contributes to Livein Magazine and LMF Press, and his book 'Life is a Treasure Hunt' carries his unique insights. He finds artistic inspiration as a resident artist at Salmagundi Club NYC.

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