Kobe Biennale 2011 - SHITSURAI Art Competition

For the Kobe Biennale 2011, we are accepting applications for "しつらい SHITSURAI" works which will be exhibited by making use of Kobe's single greatest resource – its port. The word “しつらい SHITSURAI” refers to the traditional Japanese method of preparing to receive guests. The term might also be thought of as an "installation"; in other words, we are looking forward to receiving your ideas about how to create fill a space that welcome visitors. In submitting your proposal, please consider how your work can make the most of the spatial characteristics and temporary qualities of Shiosai Park (on Port Island), a vast area with a spectacular view of the city of Kobe and the sea.

Category Project Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Art, Installation
Country Japan
RegDeadline 10 February 2011 GoogleCal iCal
10 February 2011 (Must be Received
Eligibility All

OCHI Yujiro (Adviser, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art / Executive Director, Kobe Biennale 2011)
OMORI Masao (Professor, Graduate School of Kyoto Saga University of Arts / Executive Director, Kobe Biennale 2011)
OSAKA Takuro (Light Artist / Professor, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba)
SEKINE Nobuo (Environmental Artist / Guest Professor, Graduate School of Kobe Design University)
TAHO Ritsuko (Professor, Department of Inter Media Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, at Tokyo University of Arts / Executive Director, Kobe Biennale 2011)
YOSHIDA Hiromi (Ikebana Artist / General Producer, Kobe Biennale 2011)

Kobe Biennale Grand Prize (1 work): JPY 3 million
Special Prize (2 works): JPY 1 million
Prizewinners (20 works): JPY 300,000

Entry Fee
JPY 10,000 per work

Concept, Sketch, Photos of past work, etc.

Submission Address
The Organization Committee for Kobe Biennale and the City of Kobe
Shitsurai Art International Exhibition Competition
Kobe City Hall Bldg. 2, 1F
6-5-1 Kano-cho, Chuo-ku
Kobe 650-8570

Preliminary round: Early April 2011 (20 prizewinning work to be selected at this time)
Installation of work: Winning applicants will be asked to visit Shiosai Park to set up their works during a ten-day period in mid- to late September 2011.
Final round: Mid- to late September 2011 (grand prize to be selected at this time)

The Organization Committee for Kobe Biennale and the City of Kobe

Official Website