To honor the artist Fumio Asakura, who was from Oita and who built the foundation for modern Japanese sculpture and who dedicated himself in nurturing new artists at the Tokyo Fine Art School and "Asakurajuku", we are holding a sculpture exhibition which will serve as a stepping-stone for emerging Asian sculptors. The exhibition will be held by Oita Prefecture, which promotes the region as a creative force through arts and culture, in partnership with Bungo-Ono City, which aims to build "a city that nurtures rich minds and enthusiasm for learning". It is aimed at sharing the region's culture with the nation and the world. We look forward to receiving many entries of pieces brimming with enthusiasm.
Organized by: The Oita Asian Sculpture Exhibition Committee, Oita Prefecture, Bungo Ono City
With Support of: Agency for Cultural Affairs
With Contribution of : Saiki Printing Co. Ltd, Oita Bank Co. Ltd, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
With the cooperation of : Total Museum of Contemporary Art (KOREA), National Visual Art Gallery (MALAYSIA), Cultural Center of the Philippines (PHILIPPINES), Chinese Artists' Association (CHINA)
Entrants must live in Japan (regardless of nationality) or countries/ regions in Asia and are under the age of 50 as of April 1st, 2019. Group productions also qualify.
1. Only one piece per person is allowed, and it must be an original piece that has not been shown anywhere. The same rules apply to group productions.
2. The completed work must be under 150cm in combined measurements (height, width, depth), including the stand. However, it cannot be longer than 70cm. It must not weigh over 30kg, and if it does, it must be brought in at owner's risk.
3. The work can be made of any material but must withstand transport and exhibition, and be free-standing.
Awards and Prize Money
Grand Prize (1) 2,000,000 yen
Awards for Excellence (6) 500,000 yen
Bungo-Ono Award (1) 50,000 yen (to be selected by visitor votes)
SUMIKAWA Kiichi (Member of Japan Art Academy, Sculptor)
SAKAI Tadayasu (Director of the Setagaya Art Museum, Art Critic)
YASUNAGA Koichi (Former Director of the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum)
GODA Shuichi (Former Chairman of the Oita Prefecture Fine Art Association)
FUKAI Takashi (COI Adviser of Tokyo University of the Arts, Sculptor)
KIM Sunhee (Director of the Busan Museum of Art)
August 1st (Thursday) to December 21st (Saturday), 2019
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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