Visitors to "Roppongi Crossing 2007" were invited to vote for the People's Prize, choosing the work of art that left the strongest impression on them. The MAM Prize was chosen by the Director and members of the Mori Art Museum Advisory Board. Voting for the prizes closed on Monday, 17 December.
Winner: Tanaka Iichiro
Born in 1974 in Aichi, Japan. Exhibitited works in solo and group exhibitions since 2000. He has a popular monthly column,“The Suitable Production”series in the art magazine Bijutsu Techo.
Winner: Enoki Chu
Born in 1944 in Kagawa, Japan. Working in the Kansai area since the 1960s. Exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions, including the "One man Show by Enoki Chu" at the KPO Kirin Plaza Osaka in 2006.
The "Jury's Prize" was set up to coincide with the main concept of "Roppongi Crossing 2007," to have juries who actively take part in various genres to choose works from "36 Japanese artists you must see now."
The three juries are: Shinoyama Kishin (photographer), Ito Toyo (architect), Françoise Moréchand (fashion essayist).
Winner: Fukaya Etsuko Jury: Shinoyama Kishin
Born in 1981 in Aichi, Japan. An MA from Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music. Eexhibitions include “Natsume-giku” (Yamamoto Gendai, Tokyo, Japan) in 2006, and “ALLLOOKSAME? TUTTTUGUALE? Arte da Cina, Corea, Giappone” (Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy) in 2006.
Winner: Haruki Maiko Jury: Ito Toyoo
Born in 1974 in Ibaraki. Graduated from Tamagawa University. Exhibited in solo and group exhibitions including “Concerning Recent Landscapes” (Museo de Colecciones ICO, Madrid, Spain) in 2006, “Unify” (Dazaifu Tenmangu, Fukuoka, Japan) in 2007.
Winner: Nawa Kohei Jury: Françoise Moréchand
Born in 1975 in Osaka, Japan. A PhD from Kyoto City University of Arts. Exhibited works in exhibitions including “The 3rd Valencia Biennale”(Valencia, Spain) in 2005, and “GUSH” (SCAI THE BATHHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan) in 2006.