Theme for the third competition:
“REAL” no yukue (Where “REALITY” Goes)
The Covid-19 pandemic has completely changed society and lifestyles. Rapidly evolving digital technologies have penetrated deep into our daily lives. Meeting and talking with other people, doing one’s job, appreciating artworks, and enjoying entertainment in cyberspace have become the norm. Our “reality,” which was previously taken for granted, is changing dramatically.
At this turning point in human history, what is the significance of “reality” for us and where will “reality” go? We hope to revisit art, which is part of human activities, from the viewpoint of “reality” in various aspects, such as the global environment and the media environment, truth and fiction, and our life and death.
The Art Award IN THE CUBE 2023, which is the third exhibition, will offer an opportunity to discover “reality” and its future in joroku*1 cubes, which measure about five meters on each side.
- *1 ）
- Legend says that the Buddha was ichi-jo-roku-shaku, or about 4.8 m, tall. For this reason, some statues of the Buddha were created in joroku size. For this exhibition, we adopted joroku as the size of the cubicle, inspired by the theme of AAIC2017, “Shintai no Yukue (Whereabouts of the Body).”
- Open call period
- December 24 (Fri.) 2021
to no later than 17:00, May 16 (Mon.) 2022
- Reception of applications
- December 24 (Fri.) 2021 to no later than 17:00, May 16 (Mon.) 2022
- Preliminary selection
- Mid-June 2022
- Primary selection
- Early to mid-August 2022
- Announcement of the primary selection results
- Late August 2022
- Preliminary production of exhibits
- September 2022 to Late March 2023
- Installation of exhibits
- Late March to Early April 2023
- Secondary selection
- Early April 2023
- Announcement of the secondary selection results
- Mid-April 2023
- Exhibition period
- April 22 (Sat.) to June 18 (Sun.) 2023 (Open for 50 days (planned))
Support for Production
- 1.Prize money (500,000 yen) will be awarded to artists of selected artworks.
- 2.Technical consultation related to work creation and exhibition will be provided.
- 3.External contractors (e.g., companies and groups in Gifu Prefecture) will be introduced for production and exhibition of artworks, etc.
- 4.Volunteers, etc. will be dispatched to install artworks at the Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu.
* For items 2 to 4, the details of support are subject to change.
Contact information for inquiries
Application Reception Section, Secretariat of the Executive Committee,
Gifu Land of Clear Waters Art Festival – Art Award IN THE CUBE
Executive Committee of Gifu Land of Clear Waters Art Festival
– Art Award IN THE CUBE （as of October 31, 2021）
The executive committee is responsible for making arrangements necessary to ensure the smooth operation of Art Award IN THE CUBE, including communicating and coordinating with relevant organizations and groups.
|Honorary Chairperson||Gifu Prefecture Governor||FURUTA Hajime|
|Advisor||Gifu Prefectural Assembly Chairperson||SATO Takehiko|
|Senior Advisor, Gifu Shimbun Co., Ltd.||SUGIYAMA Mikio||Chairperson||Gifu Prefecture Art Cultural Conference Chairperson||YSUCHIYA Akiyuki|
|Vice Chairperson||Citizens' Cultural Bureau, Department of Environmental Affairs & Citizen Support, Gifu Prefectural Government Executive Director||ICHIHASHI Takahito|
|Member (In Japanese Phonetic Order)||Gifu Prefecture Association of Mayors Chairperson||AOYAMA Setsuji|
|Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu President||ISHIZAKI Yasuyuki|
|Gifu International Academy of Horticulture President||IMANISHI Yoshitomo|
|Gifu International Takumi Academy President||KAKUMU Tomohiro|
|Gifuken Chosonkai Chairperson||KINO Takayuki|
|Art Award IN THE CUBE Planning Committee||KUWABARA Hiroshi|
|Chairman and President, Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank Ltd.||SAKAI Toshiyuki|
|Executive Director, NHK Gifu Station||SUZUKI Kaoru|
|Gifu Foundation for Education and Culture President||TAKAGI Toshihiko|
|Chairperson, Public Welfare and Environmental Committee, Gifu Prefectural Assembly||TAKADONO Naoshi|
|Nagoya University of the Arts President||TAKEMOTO Yoshiaki|
|Friends of the Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu Chairperson||TAJIMA Kazuo|
|Director, Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu||HIBINO Katsuhiko|
|Gifu Prefectural Board of Education Superintendent||HORI Takao|
|Chairman and President, The Juroku Bank, Ltd.||MURASE Yukio|
|Gifu Shimbun President||YAJIMA Kaoru|
|Chunichi Shimbun Co., Ltd. Gifu Branch Manager||YAMADA Tsutao|
|Supervisor||Gifu Foundation for Education and Culture Administration and Management Department Manager||YANAGI Tomohito|
|Gifu Prefecture Accounting Management Department Manager||WATANABE Akiyasu|
Steering Committee of Gifu Land of Clear Waters Art Festival (as of October 31, 2021)
The steering committee discusses technical aspects of planning and operation of the AAIC and prefectural open call exhibitions (e.g., Gifu Art Exhibition).
|Chairperson||KANBE Mineo||Japanese Art Academy member, Nagoya University of the Arts honorary professor|
|Member (In Japanese Phonetic Order)||USUI Chisato||Calligrapher, Gifu World Youth Executive Director|
|KAKUDA Masako||Children Literature Author|
|KUWABARA Hiroshi||Western-style Painter|
|YSUCHIYA Akiyuki||Gifu Prefectural, Art Cultural Conference president|
|NAKAI Koji||Former Professor, University of the Sacred Heart|
|HIBINO Katsuhiko||Director, Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu|
|HIROSE Akira||Chairperson, Chubu Community Development Association|
Planning Committee of Art Award IN THE CUBE (as of October 31, 2021)
The planning committee discusses details of the planning and operation of AAIC (e.g., exhibition theme, exhibition implementation plan, specifications of artworks, judges and selection method, public relations plan) from a professional viewpoint.
|Chairperson||KUWABARA Hiroshi||Western-style Painter|
|Member (In Japanese Phonetic Order)||AOKI Masahiro||Art Critic|
|ANDO Yasuhiko||Special Part-time Lecturer, Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS) and Part-time Lecturer, Department of the Arts, School of the Arts, Nagoya University of the Arts|
|KASAI Eiji||Gifu University Faculty of Education professor|
|KINUGASA Fumihiko||Sculptor, Gifu Shotoku Gakuen Junior College part-time instructor|
|SATO Masahiro||Western-style painter, Gifu University Faculty of Part-time Lecturer|
|TAKAHASHI Ayako||Professor, Nagoya Zokei University of Art and Design|
|HIBINO Katsuhiko||Director, Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu|
|MIWA Masahiro||Library Director and Professor, Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS)|