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ART AWARD IN THE CUBE 2020

NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

Gifu Prefecture has been blessed with abundant nature since ancient times. Pristine waters originating from forests run throughout the prefecture. They have fostered master craftsmanship in ceramics in Tono, woodworks in Hida, washi (Japanese handmade paper) in Mino, and swords in Seki, as well as traditional cormorant fishing on the Nagara River, which has a history of thousands of years. While these waters have helped cultivate such traditional culture, they have also served as the source of new creations.

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Following 2017, Gifu Prefecture will host “Art Award IN THE CUBE 2020” with the aim of discovering and fostering new creative talent. Open applications begin January 25th to May 13th on the theme of “Kioku no Yukue” (Where Our Memories Go). Anyone, from any age group and in any genre, is eligible to participate. The aim of this triennial art competition is to provide an opportunity both for artists and audiences to feel inspired to appreciate the present moment.

Gifu Art Festival “Art Award IN THE CUBE 2020” Open applications
Reception of applications: January 25th – May 13th 2019
Theme: Kioku no Yukue (Where Our Memories Go)
Size and other requirements for a work to be submitted: A work to be submitted must be installed in a cubicle space, measuring 4.8 m (w) x 4.8 m (d) x 3.6 m (h)
Primary selection : Late August 2019
Preliminary production of exhibits: September 2019 – Late March 2020
Installation of exhibits: Late March – Early April 2020
Secondary selection: Mid-April 2020
Exhibition Period: April 18th – June 14, 2020 *Open for 50 days
Prize money: Grand Prize 5 Million yen (one work), Judges Prize 1 Million yen, Other selected works 50,0000 yen (about 18 works)
Judges: Toshikatsu Endo (Sculptor), Takao Kawaguchi (Dancer/Performer), Motoaki Shinohara (Poet/Art Critic/Director of Takamatsu Art Museum), Tadasu Takamine (Artist/Professor at Akita University of Art), Shinichi Fukuoka (Biologist/Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University), Terunobu Fujimori (Architect/Director of the Edo-Tokyo Museum), Kyoko Murase (Painter/Professor at Tama Art University)
Selection fee: 5,000 yen per entry (tax included)
Tel: 058-272-8378 (Executive Committee)

Gifu Art Festival “Art Award IN THE CUBE 2020”
Theme: Kioku no Yukue (Where Our Memories Go)
Exhibition Period: April 18th – June 14th 2020 Open for 50 days
Place: The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, The Gifu Prefectural Library
Organizer: Executive Committee of Gifu Art Festival Art Award IN THE CUBE, Gifu Prefecture
http://art-award-gifu.jp

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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