The Oita native sculptor Fumio Asakura took great pains to nurture the next generation of sculptors at Tokyo University of the Arts and the “Asakura School".
In honor of Fumio Asakura, Oita Prefecture and Bungo-ono City hold an exhibit in the hall of this park to encourage aspiring artists to create new waves in the world of Asian sculpture.
This exhibition serves as a chance for a new generation of Asian sculptures to test their mettle.
Furthermore, the exhibition will be positioned as a project related to the “The 33rd National Cultural Festival Oita 2018” and the “The 18th National Art and Culture Festival for Persons with Disabilities Oita".
This exhibition will convey the charms of Oita Prefecture and Bungo-ono City, including our art culture, to the rest of the nation and the world, so we are seeking masterful submissions filled with ambition and anticipate many applicants.
Applicants must currently reside in either Japan (regardless of nationality) or another Asian country and must be less than 50 years of age as of April 1st, 2017. Group entries are welcome.
1. Each applicant may submit only one original sculpture that has never been publicized. For group entries, only one sculpture per group is permitted.
2. The dimensions of the sculpture must not exceed a total combined height, width, and length of 150 cm (including the base). Furthermore, the longest side of the sculpture must not exceed 70 cm.
3. The sculpture may be created from the materials of your choice, BUT the sculpture must be able to withstand transportation/exhibition and must be able to stand on its own.
Awards and Prize Money
Grand Prize (1) 2,000,000 yen
Awards for Excellence (6) 500,000 yen
Bungo-ono Award (2) 50,000 yen (Chosen by a popular vote from visitors to the exhibit)
Kiichi Sumikawa (Member of Japan Art Academy, Sculptor)
Tadayasu Sakai (Director of the Setagaya Art Museum, Art Critic)
Koichi Yasunaga (Former Director of the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum)
Shuichi Goda (Former Chairman of the Oita Prefecture Fine Art Association)
Takashi Fukai (Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts, Sculptor)
Sunhee Kim (Director of Kim Tschang-Yeul Jeju Museum of Art)
August 1st to December 21st, 2017
Complete the required information on the entry form located on the exhibition website, attach sculpture photographs, and submit your application.
Mail Applications (only accepted when online application is not possible)
Complete the required information on the application form and mail the application form together with the data for the photographs copied to a CD-R (copied disc must be Windows compatible [ISO9660], Macintosh and Linux data not accepted) to the Oita Asian Sculpture Exhibition Committee Office, with the postmark indicated on the envelope.
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