JAPAN UNLIMITED: Acknowledgements
I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt thanks to the following individuals: to all participating artists Makoto Aida, Chim↑Pom, Gianmaria Gava, Edgar Honetschläger, Sachiko Kazama, Jake Knight, BuBu de la Madeleine & Yoshiko Shimada, Midori Mitamura, Yoshinori Niwa, Ryts Monet, Tomoko Sawada, Sputniko!, Ryudai Takano, Shinpei Takeda, Momoyo Torimitsu, Hana Usui, Tomoko Yoneda, Naoko Yoshimoto, their galleries Anomaly, Bon Image Corp., Yumiko Chiba Associates, Minako Ishii, Mizuma Art Gallery, Mujin-to Production, Ota Fine Arts, ShugoArts, and SwanSong Inc., especially to Akane Ikeda, Yukiko Kakiuchi, Eriko Kusaka, Yuki Miyanaka, Hibiki Mizuno, Nayuta Otani, Mako Tamura, uko Yamamoto, Kelly Yeunh, and Yuka Watanabe.
To Christian Strasser, Nina Wenko and Elisabeth Hajek (Q21 / MuseumsQuartier Wien), who tirelessly enabled and supported this exhibition project, and the whole Q21 and MuseumsQuartier Wien team, in particular Esther Brandl, Ann Cathrin Frank, Fidelis Hochstetter, Djeiran Malek-Hofmann, Amir Karic, Klaus Krobath, Margit Mössmer, Irene Preißler, Simone-Andrea Schlichtherle, Judith Schön, Julia Schützenhofer, Beatrix Strobl, Erwin Uhrmann and Hasan Yolacan.
Further to Pablo Chiereghin for his perfect photography (exhibition views), Liesa Takagi, who was so helpful, particularly in the initial phase of the project, Sabine Winkler, who made important contributions to the exhibition, Diethard Leopold for his very good advice and support, Bernhard Scheid for his essential scientific supervision of my Exhibition text, and Lucas Gehrmann for his scrupulous editing of it, Rosie Benn for her assistance in the area of exhibition design, Michael Rudolf for the striking graphics, Rafael Kozdron for the cool exhibition trailer, and Dorothee Frank for her sound ideas.
Also to Antje Prisker and Stefan Bidner (Parallel Vienna), Martin Böhm (Dorotheum & Vienna Art Week), Johanna Chromik (viennacontemporary), Franz-Hesso zu Leiningen, Ayumi Kondo and Georg Schneider (Japannual), Günter Schönberger (Bildrecht) and to all promoters, sponsors and partners of the exhibition.
Above and beyond this, I also want to thank Sophia Ausweger, Tobias Aschermann, Peter Auenhammer, Silke & Peter Baron, Chantal Marie Baudet, Lisa Berentsen, Elias Berner, Benjamin Boos, Judith Brandner, Martin Christopherson, James J. Conway, Gregory Desneux, Johannes Diboky, Monika Dittrich, Bogomir Doringer, Victoria Emathinger, Manfred Fellner, Anna-Sophie Fessl, Paula Flores, Walter Stefan Fuchs, Sandro Gabanella, Gelitin, Keiko Hasegawa, Angelika Haselmayer, Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein, Gloria Hofmeister, Jonathan L. Quinn Jakobs, Mine Scheid-Katayama, Gerhard Kettler, Elvedin Klazar, Sarah Klimbacher, Karim El Seroui and Zita Kral, Michael Krupica, Guido Kucsko, Julius Lermer, David Loibl, Claudia Siefen-Leitich, Niklas Maak, Itai Margula, Naoki Matsumaya, Mia Menzel, Clemens Miggitsch, Josef Mitter, Sabrina Mitteregger, Nayuta Otani, Resul Örün, Elisabetta and Raffaela Pallaver, Pia Praska, Antje Reheis, Marcus and Harald Rennhofer, Felix Leutner and Hartmut Rüscher, Alexandra Schwalsberger, Jan Soldat, Christoph Platz and Jakob Schweighofer, Walter Seidl, Mizumo Shima, Herta Schuster, Philipp Tansil, Yoshiko Usui, Anna Winninger, David Westacott, Leandra Wolfinger, Katharina Egghart and Barbara Wünsch, Markus Wurzer, Stjepan Zadro, Gina Labetzsch and Stephan Zilkens, and everyone else, who somehow helped to put together “Japan Unlimited”.