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BiG-i Art Project Call for Entries 2017

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■開催日時

2017年 6月 20日 (火) 10:00 ~ 7月 20日 (木) 18:00

■主催

Organizer: Osaka Prefectural Government / BiG-i (International Communication Center for Persons with Disabilities)

■会場

BiG-i (International Communication Center for Persons with Disabilities)

BiG-i Art Project

Osaka Prefecture The 7th Open Contest for the "Project to Discover New Stars in the World of Modern Art"

Call for Entries 2017

 

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Organizer: Osaka Prefectural Government / BiG-i (International Communication Center for Persons with Disabilities)

 

What is the BiG-i Art Project?

Art has the power to connect people. The BiG-i Art Project leverages this power to encourage communication between people, both with and without disabilities, and to cultivate new talent that will shine in the art world. To help people with disabilities discover and fulfill their potential, the BiG-i Art Project is conducted with the following three objectives:

- To offer people with disabilities opportunities to engage in artistic activities

- To unearth and nurture artistic talent

- To support and publicize the activities of artists with disabilities

 

Entry and Selection Procedures

Original works will be judged to ensure that their true appeal is not lost in or misrepresented by photographs.

Japanese entries

Overseas entries

[Entry Period]  

From August 25 (Fri) to September 20 (Wed), 2017

[Entry Period]

From June 20 (Tue) to July 20 (Thu), 2017

Photographic Selection: at the start of August

Results will be notified to applicants in early August

Judging of original works: Early October

Award winners (Judges’ Award, Osaka Prefecture Mayor’s Award, BiG-i Award, Runner-up and Honorable Mention, etc) will be chosen.

Results will be notified to applicants in early October or later

Exhibition of selected works scheduled for November - December, 2017 (tentative)

All award winners’ works, runner-up and honorable mentions to be displayed at the exhibition in BiG-i.

Exhibition of Selected Works “Resonating Resonance” (touring exhibition)

scheduled for mid 2018

Touring exhibition of selected works (award winners’ works and runner-up)

to be held at several venues (Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka)

*The exhibition of BiG-i Art Project 2016 Selected Works is scheduled to tour the following venues:

[Tokyo] Bunkamura Box Gallery from April 29, (Sat, Holiday)to May 7 (Sun)in 2017

[Yokohama] Yokohama Rapport from May 10 (Wed) to May 15 (Mon) in 2017

[Osaka] The venue is currently being arranged.

BiG-i Art Project Opens the Door to the World

Entering this competition can open the door to a brand new stage! BiG-i Art Project brings art created by people with disabilities to a wider audience, thereby promoting interaction between people, whether or not they have disabilities, across nations, ethnicity & language, and challenging the market. Who knows, perhaps your artwork can end up touring the world!

 

[Major international exchange events so far]

- Participation in the 3rd Korea-China-Japan Joint Exhibition for Disabled Artists (Korea)

- Participation in ESCO Very Special Peace Art Festival 2013 in Batticaloa (Sri Lanka)

- Participation in Seminario Internacional de ARTE INCLUSIVO 2014(Spain)

- Art consignment agreement with Cavin-Morris Gallery (New York)

- Exhibition of Selected Works “Resonating Resonance” in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

* From 2017, this becomes a joint project with Osaka Prefecture The 7th Open Contest for the "Project to Discover New Stars in the World of Modern Art".

 

Guidelines for Overseas Entries

Eligible works

Artworks produced by persons with disabilities inside or outside of Japan. Works that have previously won awards are not eligible for entry.

Eligible applicants

Artist responsible for creating the work; person with the parental responsibilities and rights for the artist (if the artist is a minor); artist’s legal guardian; or juridical person entrusted with the right to use the entered artwork.

Number of entries

Up to three works per artist will be accepted for consideration.

Specifications

Categories

Painting, illustration, graphic design, calligraphy, photography, 3-D objects, etc. There are no restrictions on materials or subjects.

- Works using natural flowers and other perishable materials as well as firearms and hazardous materials will not be accepted.

- Works that violate copyrights or publicity rights of others are not accepted for consideration.

- Please consult the organizer before entering work that requires special handling or display conditions.

 

Framing

Works do not need to be framed. Please remove any glass before sending framed work.

 

Size and Weight

Due to limited exhibition space, works must conform to the following dimensions. Please consult the organizer before entering oversized work. The organizer may not be able to return oversized works.

Two-dimensional works

Maximum height 200 cm × width 120 cm

Three-dimensional works

Maximum height 200 cm × width 150 cm × depth 150 cm, weight 50 kg

Please give thought to print size as well when submitting photography work, because the method of printing is also considered an aspect of the work. Normally, print sizes equivalent to or larger than yotsu-giri (254 x 305 mm) are advisable but not mandatory.

Application period

From June 20 (Tue) to July 20 (Thu), 2017

Application fee

Free

Application conditions

The applicant agrees to lend his/her submitted work to BiG-i for a period of one year for display in exhibitions in Japan and abroad and consents to images of his/her submitted work being used in the exhibition catalog and exhibition merchandise in the event his/her submitted work is chosen for an award (Judges’ Award, Osaka Prefecture Mayor’s Award, BiG-i Award, Runner-up or Honorable Mention, etc). The applicant agrees to the inclusion of images of his/her submitted work in slide shows etc. shown to the public during award ceremonies and at exhibition venues, regardless of whether the work is chosen for an award.

Application method

Complete the application form, attach a photo of the work, and send by email or postal mail.

An application form is required for each work entered.

- Application materials and attached photos are non-returnable.

- The application form can be downloaded from the BiG-i website http://big-i.jp

Selection method

Preliminary Selection

A photographic selection will be made by a panel of eight judges.

Results will be emailed to applicants starting from around early August. Successful applicants will be asked to submit original works to arrive at BiG-i no later than September 20 (Wed).

 

Final Selection

Entries from both Japan and overseas will be subjected to a judging of original works, in which a panel of eight judges will choose the Judges’ Award, Osaka Prefecture Mayor’s Award and BiG-i Award winners, Runners-up & Honorable Mentions, etc.

Results will be emailed to applicants starting from early October. Winners of the Judges’ Award, Osaka Prefecture Mayor’s Award and BiG-i Award will be requested to attend an award ceremony (expected in November). Travel and accommodation for attending the award ceremony will be paid for by the organizer.

Award winners’ privileges

BiG-i Art Project Exhibition of Selected WorksAll award-winning works (the Judges’ Award, Osaka Prefecture Mayor’s Award, BiG-i Award, Runners-up and Honorable Mentions) will be displayed at an exhibition at BiG-i.

●Winning works catalogue (BiG-i Art Collection) All award-winning works (the Judges’ Award, Osaka Prefecture Mayor’s Award, BiG-i Award, Runners-up and Honorable Mentions) will be published in the art catalogue with winning works.

●Traveling exhibitionsAward-winning works (the Judges’ Award, Osaka Prefecture Mayor’s Award, BiG-i Award, and Runners-up) are scheduled to be displayed at traveling exhibitions to be held in Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka.

 [Applicants shortlisted for the final selection]

Please send the original work (actual, physical item) to BiG-i for the final selection, following the instructions below.

Delivery method

Applicants are responsible for packing and arranging for the delivery of his/her work to BiG-i.

- To protect work from damage during transit, applicants are asked to ensure that their work is

securely packed.

- Works priced at ¥10,000 or more on the CIF basis (CIF= total cost, i.e., the work’s

price plus insurance and freight) must not be sent by postal mail or international express

courier, because these cannot obtain customs clearance on a re-export basis. Even if the work

clears customs, customs duties may be charged upon its return. In this case, such customs duties

shall be paid by the applicant.

Shipping costs

The applicant is responsible for the cost of sending the work to BiG-i. BiG-i is responsible for the

cost of sending the work back to the applicant.

When and how works are

returned

Award-winning works will be returned after the exhibition. Other works will be returned after the screening.

NB: As a rule, works will be returned in their original packing materials to the name and address given on the shipping label.

Others

While the organizer shall exercise due care to prevent damage to delivered works during handling and judging, damage to works while in the organizer’s care shall be compensated within the coverage of the “all risk” policy purchased by the organizer.

 

[Applications and Inquiries]

BiG-i Art Project

International Communication Center for Persons with Disabilities (BiG-i)

Address: 1-8-1 Chayamadai, Minami-ku, Sakai City, Osaka 590-0115 Japan

Phone: 072-290-0962  Fax: 072-290-0972

Email: museum@big-i.jp

 

 

Judging Panel  (Japanese alphabetical order by surname)

 

Yuji Akimoto

Professor and Director, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts. Art Critic

Born in Tokyo in 1955 and graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where he studied painting at the fine arts department. Involved in the Benesse Art Site Naoshima project since 1991. Appointed to the posts of director of Chichu Art Museum and artistic director of Benesse Art Site Naoshima in 2004. Director of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa from 2007 to March of 2017, where he has been responsible for organizing Kanazawa Art Platform 2008, International Triennale of Kogei in Kanazawa, and Art Crafting Towards the Future, among others. Visiting professor at Akita University of Art from April, 2013 to March, 2017. Visiting professor at Tokyo University of the Arts from April 2013 to March 2015. Professor and Director of The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts since 2015. Visiting Senior Professor at the School of Art, JOSHIBI University of Art and Design since September, 2016.

 

Baron Ueda

Active internationally in the fields of advertising, publishing, games, and other media, Baron Ueda is known for his forceful illustrations, characterized by bold lines and figures with distinctive eyes. Major works to date include a Google Chrome artist theme, artwork for pop groups EXILE and Perfume, mascot designs for FM802, character designs for interactive psychological game Jin-Rou, and the Fujin (god of wind) and Raijin (god of lightening) created to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Rinpa (Rimpa) School, which were exhibited at Toraya Kyoto Gallery. He has also been involved in stage animation for the London and New York gigs of Tomoyasu Hotei, and is a Red Bull Ignition guest artist. Ranked 3rd in the World Stage of LIMITS Digital Art Battle.

 

Edward M. Gómez

Edward M. Gómez is an arts journalist, critic and graphic designer. He is the senior editor of the London-based outsider-art magazine Raw Vision and the New York correspondent of the American magazine Art & Antiques. He has written and provided photography for the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Art + Auction, Metropolis (U.S.A.) Folk Art Magazine, Hyperallergic, the Japan Times (Tokyo), Reforma (Mexico City), the Jamaica Observer (Kingston) and many other publications. He is the author or co-author of numerous books and exhibition catalogs, including, among others, Dictionnaire de la civilisation japonaise (Hazan Éditions, 1998), Yes: Yoko Ono (Abrams, 2000), The Art of Adolf Wölfli: St. Adolf-Giant-Creation (American Folk Art Museum/Princeton University Press, 2003), Hans Krüsi (Iconofolio/Outsiders, 2006) and La Wilson: Five Decades (John Davis Gallery, 2013). His new book of stories (fiction), As Things Appear, will be published in the near future. He is based in New York and London. Advisory Council Member of Collection de l’Art Brut in Lausanne of Swiss since 2016.

 

Akira Tatehata

President of Tama Art University. Director of The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama. Being an expert of modern art, he organized a various international art exhibitions and engaged in a number of event planning around Asian modern art. Commissioner of Japan Pavilion at Venice Biennale (1990 & 1993). Art Director of The 1st Yokohama Triennale 2001. Art Director of Aichi Triennale 2010. He is also a poet.

 

Hiroaki Nakatsugawa

Mr. Nakatsugawa is an artist and an art director. Under the theme “Memory, vestiges, and deficits,” he creates and publishes large drawings and paintings, mainly using lines in blue violet, both in Japan and abroad.

He is also the art director of Kobo Syu, and served as the art director of the Exhibition of Art by the Disabled, Saitama in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016. He has also served as a director of Odawara Art de Vivre, the curator of the exhibition “Taro Okamoto and L’Art Brut” at the Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, a director of Art de Vivre and Able Art Japan, and a member of the selection committee for 2015 and 2016 Tohoku Open-Call Exhibition of Art by the Disabled, etc. He is engaged in organizing various events for diverse people, disabled or not, including art workshops, lectures, and live painting sessions, around Japan, including the disaster-affected areas in Tohoku.

 

Ikko Nagano

Member of Japanese Professional Photographers Society (JPS). Representative for Kyoto Yomiuri Photo Club. Judge of photo contests, etc. Born in Kyoto in 1945. Became a freelance photographer after working in the planning department of a printing company. Based in Kyoto and has provided photographs of fine arts and antiques, architecture, food, traditional crafts, and people for numerous publications and magazines.

Yohei Nishimura

Born in Kyoto in 1947 and graduated from the Sculpture Course, Department of Fine Arts, Faculty of Education, Tokyo University of Education. Taught arts and crafts at the Chiba Prefectural School for the Visually Impaired from 1975 to 1998. A practicing artist who also teaches art to visually impaired children. Major awards include the Minister of Foreign Affairs Award at the 1977 Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition. Works are in permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum London, Musée des Arts Décoratifs Paris, and other museums in Japan and abroad.

 

Kyoshu Mochizuki

Calligrapher. Born in Himeji City in 1949. Graduated in calligraphy from Niigata University Faculty of Education. Currently lecturer at Himeji Municipal Koko Gakuen Daigakuko. Serves as executive committee member of the Kansai Exhibition of the Mainichi Shodo Exhibition after serving as a steering committee member and Grand Prize selection committee member of the Mainichi Shodo Exhibition. Has also served as representative of the Kinki branch of Dokuritsu Shojindan Foundation, steering committee member of Himeji Bijutsu Kyokai, and chair of Kyosyu Shohokai. Awards include the Mainichi Shodo Exhibition Grand Prize and Dokuritsu Shojindan Foundation Member Award. A calligraphy artist and commentator, Mochizuki lectures extensively on rinsho as well as creative calligraphy, and continues to develop his unique calligraphy theory through research compilation etc. Author of books including Kotsu ga wakareba daredemo kakeru.

 

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