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Info. Artquake Kyoto 2017

  1. 1. 1 Art Quake Kyoto 2017 JAPAN CREATIVITY BIENNALE 03-09 April 2017 Museum of Kyoto, Japan Submission Contact: email:
  2. 2. 2 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 Web: 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 Exhibition. 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 ancient city.
  3. 3. 3 EXHIBITION DETAILS 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 indicated. 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 a. Painting (Oil, Acrylic, water-color, mixed media) maximum size: 100cm x 100cm for works beyond this limit, get in touch with organizers b. Sculpture (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 c. Installation Installations shall be accepted only when detailed instr uctions are provided for installation
  4. 4. 4 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 Kyoto. 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 exhibition. 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 Cağrı Tuzcuoglu Europe Semi Ozel 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
  5. 5. 5 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 Contact: Address: Saray Sitesi 34/2 Cami Mah. Papaz Cesme Sk. Tuzla Istanbul, Turkey Email: 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 . Name * Surname * Postal Address Email Address * Nationality * Telephone Number *
(Please include international codes) Website 
(Optional) 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 * Yes No . 
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:
  6. 6. 6 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 interested participants. ABOUT KYOTO 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 brewing, kimono wearing, 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.
  7. 7. 7 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. LOCATION 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, Exhibition Halls Gallery Spaces
  8. 8. 8 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 17-21 March Museum of Kyoto Opening Ceremony
  9. 9. 9 Venue set up
  10. 10. 10 The Exhibition Halls
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  15. 15. 15 Shopping Happy Hours Demonstrations Awards
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  18. 18. 18 Visiting Sanzo’s House of Light Looking Up at the Heavenly Skies
  19. 19. 19 Art Quake Istanbul 2014 1-7 September 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
  20. 20. 20 The Black and white Peace Cloth installation highlights the Opening of Art Quake Istanbul 2014