しつらい SHITSURAI ART International Competition
In the Biennale 2011, the only competition that holds an outdoor exhibition is SHITSURAI, inspired by the idea of the traditional Japanese style of space composition. The exhibition venue Po-ai Shiosai Park is an 800-meter-long area developed along the harbor on the west side of the man-made Port Island. The exhibition will display 21 installations in a manner that makes them fit into the surrounding environment.
- ■Exhibition period
- October 1 to November 23, 2011
- ■Exhibition place
- Po-ai Shiosai Park
- ■Exhibition works
- 21 works
- ■Application total
- 43 works (abroad : 2 works 2countries)
- ■Judges (alphabetical order)
OCHI Yujiro Director of Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum / Executive Director, KOBE Biennale 2011 OOMORI Masao Professor, Graduate School of Kyoto Saga University of Arts / Executive Director, KOBE Biennale 2011 OSAKA Takuro Light Artist / Professor, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba SEKINE Nobuo Environmental Artist / Guest Professor, Graduate School of Kobe Design University TAHO Ritsuko Professor, Department of Inter Media Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, at Tokyo University of Arts / Executive Director, KOBE Biennale 2011 YOSHIDA Hiromi Ikebana Artist / General Producer, KOBE Biennale 2011
- ■Judges' comments
- The SHITSURAI ART International Competition held for the first time this year is a competition of new types of environmental design works and outdoor installations set in the vast area of Po-ai Shiosai Park. For this competition with the unfamiliar name SHITSURAI ART, we solicited submissions of fresh ideas for spatial design that make the best use of the characteristics of the perfect location with a spectacular view of the city of Kobe and the severe natural conditions on the seafront to put applicants’ creativity and design abilities to the test.
Since the exhibition displays three-dimensional works outdoors, we first thought that the focus would be how creators in the field of engraving art could demonstrate their design abilities for such works. However, entries were sent in from a wide range of genre, bringing with them a variety of ideas on materials in consideration of the spatial characteristics. While not so many works employ media, there are various new ideas that will produce collaborations with the environment, such as floating works and works whose appeal lies in being flat and lacking a sense of existence. We look forward to seeing these works actually installed in the venue. Since the prize-winning works vary in type and size, we will try various possibilities to successfully arrange a spatial composition that makes individual “SHITSURAI” art works meaningful and creates a welcoming atmosphere in the whole area.
Because Po-ai Shiosai Park faces the sea, the installation of works will have some disadvantages, such as the necessity for shielding against the wind. In this regard, we will offer support wherever possible so that as many visitors as possible can enjoy the pleasant environment and art.