Art Quake Kyoto 2017
03-09 April 2017
Museum of Kyoto, Japan
CALL FOR ENTRIES
You are cordially invited to exhibit in Kyoto, one of the most beautiful cities
in the world, and regarded as the most Ancient City of Japan. This juried show is
a rare opportunity for artists from around the world to come together and
showcase their art works in a very prestigious venue, the Museum of Kyoto.
The Museum of Kyoto
Address: Sanjo-Takakura,Nakagyo-ku,Kyoto, 604-8183
Art Quake Kyoto 2017 is an initiative to provide a platform for
artists for global exchange of creative talents and ideas. International
artists will discover and interact with the rich cultural and artistic heritage
of Kyoto, which is one of the most unique and interesting art capitals of the
world. Likewise, in attracting diverse works of art from known and
respected artists worldwide, this event also brings to Kyoto and its
residents a multi-cultural experience as well as showcase Kyoto and its
myriad artistic treasures to the world thru a Juried International Art
Art Quake Kyoto 2017 is the 3rd edition of Art Quake, the 1st of
which was Art Quake Istanbul 2014, held in Istanbul at the famous
Beylerbeyi Palace by the shore of the Bosphorous. In 2015, the show was
held successfully at the Museum of Kyoto in Japan with the beautiful
atmosphere of shrines, temples, calm gardens and ancient rituals.
Following this beautiful experience, we are staging the show again in this
cultural capital to experience once more a euphoria of talents and
techniques. Ultimately, the goal of Art Quake is to hasten Peace thru art
by inspiring people around the globe through the creative expressions of
international artists as showcased in the exhibitions.
The name of "Kyoto" was formally and originally "Hei-An-Kyo"
(Capital of Peace) and rightly so as we celebrate the 2nd Art Quake in this
1. DATE: 3-9 April 2017
Pre-vernissage: 3 April at 13:00-15:00
(Open to Artists & Collectors)
Grand Opening: 3 April at 15:00-18:00
2. APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2017
3. PARTICIPATION FEE & REQUIREMENTS
Participants shall be invited from different regions. Invitation shall be
based on the past activities of the artist or upon recommendation by known and
respected personalities in the art field. Acceptance to the exhibition entitles the
artist an exhibition space, inclusion in the catalog and in the publicity materials,
inclusion in the photo and video documentations and free admission to all the
collateral activities designed for the event except for tours where fees are
The participation fee is:
600 Euro – exhibition space 1m x 1m
Maximum number of art work – 1 piece
1100 Euro – exhibition space 2m x 2m
Maximum number of art work - 2 pieces
1,500 Euro – exhibition space 3m x 3m
Maximum number of art work – 3 pieces
Air fare to and from the venue and hotel accommodations are not included.
Sponsorship by way of fee waiver is available to applicants who have
excellent works but are financially in need for assistance. Fee waiver shall be at
the discretion of the organizers.
4. ACCEPTED ARTWORKS:
Please note: All submitted art works must be ready for hanging or display
(Oil, Acrylic, water-color, mixed media)
maximum size: 100cm x 100cm
for works beyond this limit, get in touch with organizers
(wood, marble, glass & ceramic)
maximum length 100, width 100cm
maximum weight 20kg.
number of works: three sculptures
c. Digital Photography
maximum size: 100cm x 100cm including frame
number of works: 3 photographs
Installations shall be accepted only when detailed instr uctions are
provided for installation
6. TRANSPORT OF ARTWORKS
Participants will take care of the transport of their own works to reach the
organizers not later than 15th of March.
a. Participants hand carrying their works must handover their works to
the organizers on the 1st of April at the Hotel to be announced by the
organizers, or on the 2nd of April between 10:00-12:00 at the Museum of
b. Participants sending works but are not attending the exhibition must
send their art pieces to reach Kyoto not later than March 15, 2017.
Instructions regarding address will be advised upon acceptance to the
c. Any customs duties shall be the responsibility of the participants
themselves. Please refer to the Japanese rules regarding this matter.
7. SELECTION PROCESS:
Applications are reviewed daily until the deadline, 15 January 2017.
Artists from various regions around the globe had been assigned to
coordinate and review submitted artworks and to coordinate the
participating artists during the exhibition. Application may close ahead of
the deadline once the required number of qualified participants is reached.
The following artists had been assigned as coordinators and will be
assisting the participating artists to the 2017 Art Quake Kyoto. Applicants
may send their application form and jpeg of works to the following:
Japan and other regions
The Art Quake Kyoto Secretariat
Rowena Martinez Ulayan, Curator
8. THE INTERNATIONAL JURIES AND AWARDS
The international juries were chosen from known personalities in the art
world. These juries aside from reviewing the past work of accepted artists will
come to Kyoto to judge the exhibited works. Final selection of award winning
entries will be done during the exhibition. Four prizes of artistic excellence will
be awarded to the four categories as well as three Peace Awards, for artists whose
lifetime works in the arts have advocated peace.
a. Art Quake Kyoto 2015 Prize for:
Creative Talent in Painting
Creative Talent in Sculpture
Creative Talent in Digital Art
Creative Talent in 3D Installation
b. Art Quake Kyoto 2017 Peace Prize
9. THE SPONSORS & ORGANIZERS
The Art Quake Kyoto 2017 is under the patronage of the Children’s Film
and Art Association. The exhibition of works will be undertaken by the exhibition
coordinators of the association, the same group that organized the Art Quake
Istanbul 2014 and Art Quake Kyoto 2015
Address: Saray Sitesi 34/2
Cami Mah. Papaz Cesme Sk. Tuzla
10. APPLICATION FORM
Submission Deadline 15 January 2017
Acceptance of applications may close earlieras soon as space gets filled-up.
* Required information
INFORMATION ABOUT THE ARTIST
Email Address *
Telephone Number * (Please include international codes)
Link to publications/publicities about yourself : (Optional)
SUBMITTED ARTWORKS (Please submit at least 9 works. Maximum 3 pieces
will be chosen for exhibition)
Include the following information in the label
Title: __________________________ Year of production
Technique______________________ Size _________
. Participating artist consents to the use of images of their artworks by the
Artquake Kyoto Secretariat for promotional purposes *
. Attach sample of your works in JPEG format with 2 MB pixels.
. I will attend the exhibition? ____yes or ____ no.
. I will hand carry my art works ______yes or _______no.
. I want to join the tours during the exhibition? ____ yes or _____ no.
This is to certify that all information above is correct.
Name & signature of applicant
Please email the form together with your jpeg to:
PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES & TOURS
Please note that all the collateral activities are open to all the participants and their
guests. There will be an English-speaking tour guide provided by the Biennale
organizers free of charge. Transportation costs and entrance fees, of the sightseeing
areas, shall be borne by the participants themselves. Detailed Program will be sent to
Kyoto is considered the culture
heart of Japan. It reigned as national
capital for more than 1000 years,
which is not only the longest that any
city has ruled the country but also was
the centre of activity throughout the
formative years when what we now
think of as Japanese culture was born.
Here, you can see and feel the living
history and heritage of the country.
Seventeen UNESCO World Cultural
Heritage Sites are situated in a
cityscape dominated by 2000 temples
and shrines. The city offers you endless
opportunities to gain meaningful
hands-on experience of rich Kyoto
culture through Tea Ceremony, sake
swordsmanship, and more.
Japan is renowned for its safety and the
compactness of Kyoto makes for wonderful strolling
during free time. From the moment of arrival at
Kansai International Airport - just 75mins from the
city centre - you will be pampered with everything
you need from refined Kyoto service.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF KYOTO
The Museum of Kyoto which was designed as
a general cultural facility plays an important role in
introducing the culture of Kyoto. This cultural
facility presents the history and culture of Kyoto with
a permanent exhibition divided into three sections:
1)a historical museum introducing history and
culture, 2) an art gallery displaying works of painters
of Japanese painting and Western painting, sculptors
and artisans associated with Kyoto, and 3) a hall for
showing films associated with Kyoto. Special
Exhibitions, giving unique and fascinating displays on
many different topics are also held year round.
The annex, which once served as the Kyoto
Branch of the farmer Bank of Japan, and was designated as an important cultural
property, represents one of typical western-style buildings in the Meiji Period
(1868-1912). At the tearoom located in the annex, which was used as a large safe
back then, people can enjoy refreshments amid a nostalgic atmosphere.
In addition, artists and groups put their works
on show in a special gallery space.
Visitors can enjoy shopping and dining in the
Mercantile Street "Roji Tempo", where a scene
typical of streets and houses of Kyoto in the latter
part of the Edo era was reproduced.
The Museum of Kyoto is located in Nakagyou-ku one of Kyoto’s lively,
central wards. It is one of the great centers of tourism, shopping and
entertainment in Kyoto encompassing all of the Kawaramachi area, as well as the
Nijo Palace district to the east. Kawaramachi is a well-known shopping district
within Kyoto, with subway and street level boutiques, retail outlets and traditional
craft stores. All three of Kyoto’s major festivals take place here: the Aoi Matsuri,
Gion Matsuri and Jidai Matsuri. There are also many places of interest, including
the Honnoji Temple, Nijo Palace and Nijo Temple, as well as the Kaleidoscope and
International Manga museum. The Kamogawa Odori is also held in this ward at
the Ponto-cho Kaburencho Theatre. Ponto-cho is in its own right a famous area,
where glimpses of geisha can be caught as they make their way to by-appointment
only teahouses in the early evening.
How To Get To The Museum
Subway : 3 minutes’ walk from the 5th exit of Karasuma-Oike Station
Train / Hankyu Line : 7minutes’ walk from the 16th exit of Karasuma Station
/Keihan Line : 15minutes’ walk from the 6th exit of Sanjo Statin
A GLIMPSE OF PAST ART QUAKE EVENTS
Art Quake Kyoto 2015
Museum of Kyoto
Visiting Sanzo’s House of Light
Looking Up at the Heavenly Skies
Art Quake Istanbul 2014
Beylerbeyi Palace, Istanbul
Signing of Peace Cloth by
Uskudar Mayor Hilmi Turkmen &
Governor Mustafa Guler
affirming their belief in Peace
Art Quake Istanbul 2014 Artists &
Guests Stepping on the black cloth
to protest against war
The Black and white Peace Cloth installation highlights the Opening
of Art Quake Istanbul 2014