10th Art Division Critiques
The Art Division must set the pace for the future progress
The Art Division must set the pace for the future progress of the Japan Media Arts Festival. The international recognition that this festival has gained over the last ten years is a great achievement, but we cannot afford to rest on our laurels, stagnating after a period of planned and development. This years Grand Prize winner is Imaginary·Numbers 2006; it is a visual image that is also being exhibited at Milano Salone; the presentation of high quality, delicate lines moving infinitely in a finite universe have impressed people around the world. An Excellence Prize winner, front, depicts the bruised face of a woman so powerfully that we almost feel her pain. The Excellence Prize winner from the Interactive Art category, OLE Coordinate System, is an excellent piece that cleverly reuses the images of Escher. As we have top prizes winners from the Installation, Interactive Art, and Still Image categories, we feel increasingly confident as to the future success of the Festival.