NEWSText: Aya Shomura


© Recover & Rebuild Japanese art & design

For “Monster Exhibition 2016” on this September, it is accepting applicants until May 31st. As themed as Monster (Kaijyu), it’s the 4th traveling exhibition of films, paintings, formatives, graphics designs and photographs in Tokyo and New York.

Kaijyu is also the popular culture of Japan, but for this exhibition it’s the representation of the tsunami that swallowed the coast of eastern Japan. With not coming to convey sadness and showing works for everyone to enjoy, they aim to continue an activitiy that do not ruin the Great East Japan Earthquake even a little.

The genre of this application is wide; not only art, and the representation including interiority and human behavior has a diversity of the interpretation about monster that is not necessarily the creature. After exhibition in Tokyo, it will travel to New York and provide an opportunity of challenge for young creators.

Application for Monster Exhibition 2016
Deadline of application: May 31st, 2016
Theme: Monster
Accepted work: 1 work themed as “Monster” such as films, paintings, formatives, graphics designs, photographs, architectures (model) *
Qualifications: Open to all applicant regardless of professional, amateur and student.

Privilege: Grand-prix (for 1; 100,000 yen), Excellence Award (for 2; 30,000 yen each)
Judges: Taro Igarashi (Professor of School of Engineering, Tohoku University), Yuji Kaida (Kaijyu Painter, illustrator), Keiko Sano (Curator of AXIS Gallery), Takayuki Fuji (Gallerist, curator), Ichiro Okouchi (Scriptwriter) and Kentaro Totsuka (Gallerist, curator)
Entry fee: 3,000 yen
Organizer: Recover & Rebuild Japanese art & design
Cooperated with Shibuya Hikarie, hpgrp Gallery New York, analog
Supported by Sendai Creative Cluster Consortium (SC3)

Text: Aya Shomura

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