Event Details

Locations and Cubes

The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu

The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu opened in November 3, 1982 with “encounter and dialogue with beauty” as its theme. Its spacious grounds are a harmonious blend of lush greenery and three-dimensional objects d’art, and act as a place of rest for visitors. Undergoing renovation work since November 2018. Grand Re-opening planned.

The Gifu Prefectural Library

The Gifu Prefectural Library opened in July 7, 1995, and serves to collect, preserve, and provide materials in conjunction with its mission, “supporting the artisanal creation of the people, crafts, and cities of Gifu.”
Drawing over 500,000 visitors each year, the library is beloved by everyone from children to adults.

Cubes

4.8m (W) x 4.8m (D) x 3.6m (H) Space
(Outdoor Cube Illustration)

Schedule (subject to change)

Reception of applications
January 25 (Fri.) 2019 to no later than 17:00, May 13 (Mon.) 2019
Preliminary selection
Early June 2019
Primary selection
Early August 2019
Announcement of the primary selection results
Late August 2019
Preliminary production of exhibits
September 2019–Late March 2020
Installation of exhibits
Late March–Early April 2020
Secondary selection
Mid-April 2020
Announcement of the secondary selection results
Mid-April 2020
Exhibition period
April 18 (Sat.)–June 14 (Sun.) 2020: Open for 50 days

Production Support

  • 1.Provision of a selection prize (¥500,000) to entrants selected in order to support production expenses
  • 2.Consultation support for technical matters relating to artwork production/display
  • 3.Introductions, etc. to external collaborators (business/groups, etc. within Gifu prefecture) relevant to production/display of entrant artworks
  • 4.Dispatch of volunteers, etc. in relation to artwork installation in the Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu
  • *Details of support for items 2-4 may be subject to change.

Artwork Application

Open Application Period

January 25 (Fri.) 2019 to no later than 17:00, May 13 (Mon.) 2019

2nd Session Theme “Kioku no Yukue (Where Our Memories Go)”

 It is estimated that our body consists of about 37 trillion cells and each cell contains a huge amount of genetic information (memory) passed down from generation to generation since the origin of life.
In the present day, we understand, make judgments and live our lives based on the historical and cultural “memory” of mankind. The memory of disasters, the memory of wars, or the memory of our personal history—what memories are encoded in us? Will these memories be forgotten some day in the future?
Artificial intelligence (AI) or machine intelligence has started “remembering” everything in the world, from how to drive cars to how to recognize faces. In response to the emergence of AI, we would like to focus on memory and rethink what the meaning of “memory” is.
The Art Award IN THE CUBE is waiting for your message for the unseen future, transmitted from a joroku*1 cuboid space.

※1 )Legend says that the Buddha was ichi-jo-roku-shaku, or approx. 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 the AAIC 2017, “Shintai no Yukue (Whereabouts of the Body).”

Administration

Executive Committee of The Land of Pure Waters – Gifu Art Festival Art Award IN THE CUBE

Committee Position Organization/Group Title Name
Honorary Chairperson Gifu Prefecture Governor Hajime Furuta
Advisor Gifu Prefectural Assembly Chairperson Yoshiaki Bito
Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu Council Chairperson Mikio Sugiyama
Gifu Auto Body Co., Ltd. Chairperson Tetsuo Hoshino
Gifu Land of Clear Waters Art Festival Operating Committee Chairperson Yutaka Yoshida
Chairperson Gifu Prefecture Art Cultural Conference Chairperson Akiyuki Tsuchiya
Vice Chairperson Citizens’ Cultural Bureau, Department of Environmental Affairs & Citizen Support, Gifu Prefectural Government Executive Director Tetsuya Yamoto
Member (In Japanese Phonetic Order) Chunichi Shimbun Co., Ltd. Gifu Branch Manager Kazuhisa Abe
Gifuken Chosonkai Chairperson Keiji Ido
Gifu International Academy of Horticulture President Yoshitomo Imanishi
Gifu Shimbun President Hiroshi Usui
Gifu Prefecture Association of Mayors Chairperson Koji Mizuno
Gifu Prefectural Assembly Public Welfare and Environmental Committee Chairperson Tomohiro Kato
Art Award IN THE CUBE Planning Committee Chairperson Hiroshi Kuwabara
NHK Gifu Office Executive Director Kazunori Sakura
Gifu Foundation for Education and Culture President Toshihiko Takagi
Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu President Shuji Takahashi
Nagoya University of the Arts President Yoshiaki Takemoto
Friends of the Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu Chairperson Kazuo Tajima
Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank Ltd. President Takashi Tsuchiya
Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu President Katsuhiko Hibino
The Juroku Bank, Ltd. Chairperson Yukio Murase
Gifu Prefectural Board of Education Superintendent Masatoshi Yasufuku
Gifu International Takumi Academy President Yoshiyuki Yamauchi
Supervisor Gifu Prefecture Accounting Management Department Manager Makoto Kato
Gifu Foundation for Education and Culture Administration and Management Department Manager Masanobu Ono

Gifu Land of Clear Waters Art Festival Operating Committee

Committee Position name Organization/Group
Chairperson Yutaka Yoshida Gifu Prefecture Art Cultural Conference Honorary Advisor
Member (In Japanese Phonetic Order) Chisato Usui Calligrapher, Gifu World Youth Executive Director
Masako Kakuda Children Literature Author
Kobei Kato Ceramist, President of Kobei-gama
Mineo Kanbe Japanese Art Academy member, Nagoya University of the Arts honorary professor
Hiroshi Kuwabara Western-style Painter
Kiyoko Somiya Tokyo University of Foreign Studies honorary professor, Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University honorary professor
Akiyuki Tsuchiya Chubu Gakuin University professor, Gifu Prefectural, Art Cultural Conference president
Koji Nakai University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo professor
Katsuhiko Hibino Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu Curator
Akira Hirose Central Nippon Expressway Co., Ltd. Consultant

Art Award IN THE CUBE Planning Committee

Committee Position Name Organization/Group
Chairperson Hiroshi Kuwabara Western-style Painter
Member (In Japanese Phonetic Order) Masahiro Aoki Art Critic
Yasuhiko Ando Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS) professor
Eiji Kasai Gifu University Faculty of Education professor
Fumihiko Kinugasa Sculptor, Gifu Shotoku Gakuen Junior College part-time instructor
Masahiro Sato Western-style painter, Gifu University Faculty of Education professor
Ayako Takahashi Nagoya University of the Arts professor
Katsuhiko Hibino Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu Curator
Masahiro Miwa Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS) President