Art in a Container International Competition

Winners

This international competition, which employs the interior of a shipping container as a display space, is open to applications from the public and has been the main feature of Kobe Biennale since its launching. Shipping containers which migrate within and between countries symbolize Kobe, that has long been developing as a port city, through the constant coming and going of people, goods, and information. For the competition this year, we have received entries from various genres including design and architecture.

■Exhibition period
October 1 to November 23, 2011
■Exhibition place
Kobe Harborland (Main venue)
■Exhibition works
25 works (abroad:9 works)
■Application total
289 works (abroad:31 works 16countries)
■Judge
IKEDA Seiji
(Masaharu)
Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts
MINO Yutaka Director of Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Councilor of KOBE Biennale 2011
NAKAYA Hide NHK commentator
SAKAMURA Ken Professor of Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies at the University of Tokyo
YOSHIDA Hiromi Ikebana artist, General Producer of KOBE Biennale 2011
Yong-woo lee Executive Vice President, Gwangju Biennale (Second screening only)
■Judges' comments
Works submitted to the Art in a Container International Competition, which is the main exhibition of the 3rd Kobe Biennale, showed improvement in quality and became richer in variation each time the competition was held. In addition to artistic works, there were many entries from creators in the fields of design and architecture, showing that this competition in Kobe is characterized by its expansive coverage. Among the prize-winning works this year, entries from foreign creators made a good showing, demonstrating that the competition is truly an international event. The Art in a Container International Competition is where participants compete for excellence in creating an unreal space in reality within the limited space of a container, and we are looking forward to seeing how the selected works provide excitement when they are actually installed. Meanwhile, it may be the fate of this competition to develop a fixed pattern in video works, but we hope that participants will make much more experimental attempts to defy stereotypes in the future.
List of Prizewinners
Artificial Topography<br />Ryumei Fujiki + Fujiki Studio, KOU::ARC Artificial Topography

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Ryumei Fujiki + Fujiki Studio, KOU::ARC (Japan)

To the night sky in broad daylight<br />kazuhiro ishigami To the night sky in broad daylight

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kazuhiro ishigami (Japan)

THE STARRY FOREST<br />TENEUL Thierry et Valérie THE STARRY FOREST

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TENEUL Thierry et Valérie (France)

CONQUERUR'S LURE<br />Aleš Benda CONQUERUR'S LURE

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Aleš Benda (Czech Republic)

Footstep<br />Chiasa Murakami Footstep

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Chiasa Murakami (Japan)

White Dots Room<br />oxoxo [zero by zero] White Dots Room

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oxoxo [zero by zero] (Japan)

LIKE NATURE<br />Hiroaki Nishimura / Daichi Kosuge LIKE NATURE

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Hiroaki Nishimura / Daichi Kosuge (Japan)

Light Waves<br />Agi, Chen Yi-Chieh / Yeh Chun-Ching / Blaire Ko Light Waves

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Agi, Chen Yi-Chieh / Yeh Chun-Ching / Blaire Ko (TAIWAN)

Megumi — Sparkle of Life<br />PioRyo [ryo takahashi × hajime shimoyama] Megumi — Sparkle of Life

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PioRyo [ryo takahashi × hajime shimoyama] (Japan)

A WALK IN THE CLOUDS<br />JONATHAN THOMSON A WALK IN THE CLOUDS

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JONATHAN THOMSON (Thailand)

Polyphonic Jump !<br />Mayuko KANAZAWA / Ichiro KANAYA / Masataka IMURA Polyphonic Jump !

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Mayuko KANAZAWA / Ichiro KANAYA / Masataka IMURA (Japan)

Ten thousand thoughts<br />Mikko and Terhi Sallinen
Ten thousand thoughts

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Mikko and Terhi Sallinen (Finland)

Small City<br />Taebeom Kim Small City

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Taebeom Kim (South Korea)

TALKING HEADS<br />Shin Ubuki TALKING HEADS

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Shin Ubuki (Japan)

YUKAGAMI<br />Yusaku FUJIMOTO, Masayuki HIDA, and OECU Takami Lab.YUKAGAMI

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Yusaku FUJIMOTO, Masayuki HIDA, and OECU Takami Lab. (Japan)

The Garden of Light − KOBE<br />Noriko Obara The Garden of Light − KOBE

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Noriko Obara (Japan)

SEEDS<br />WELIKEWELIGHT (Andre Uhl & Kotoko Sato) SEEDS

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WELIKEWELIGHT
Andre Uhl & Kotoko Sato (Japan)

Cargo Guitar<br />Takahiro Fukuda / Marcelo Ertorteguy / Sara Valente Cargo Guitar

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Takahiro Fukuda / Marcelo Ertorteguy / Sara Valente (Japan)

LUMINOUS VIEW<br />Tom Orr LUMINOUS VIEW

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Tom Orr (USA)

SPARKLE (the wave)<br />SUSANNE RUOFF SPARKLE (the wave)

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SUSANNE RUOFF (Germany)

Lus<br />Akiko Matsumoto Lus

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Akiko Matsumoto (Japan)

Sound Perspective<br />Yozo Takada Sound Perspective

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Yozo Takada (Japan)

Camera Projection<br />media art works Camera Projection

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media art works (Japan)

Chandelier –brightness of nature-<br />AUN2H4 Chandelier –brightness of nature-

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AUN2H4 (Japan)

FROM OFF TO ON<br />HOLDUP FROM OFF TO ON

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HOLDUP (France)