Gallery and Museums Exhibitions To See / おすすめ現代美術展示

August 23, 2016 § 2 Comments

 

Through 8.28.16
Nao Osada – “The same things are invisibly distant”
Open Letter

Through 8.28.16
“Gallery Voltaire”
Spiral

Through 8.28.16
“Ayakashi – Mysterious Aquarium”
Park Hotel Tokyo

Through 9.4.16
Yuki Okimura – “Hisachika Takahashi”
Maison Hermes

Through 9.4.16
Steve McQueen – “Cold Breath”
Rat Hole Gallery

Through 9.4.16
“New Intimacies”
XYZ Collective

Through 9.4.16
“12 Rooms 12 Artists”
Tokyo Station Gallery

Through 9.8.16
“Embroidery of the World”
Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum

Through 9.10.16
Kiyoshi Kawashima – “Drawings Part 1”
Gallery Tokyo Humanite

Through 9.17.16
“Motions”
Ota Fine Arts

Through 9.19.16
Julia Margaret Cameron
Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum

Through 9.21.16
Fiona Tan – “Recent Works”
Wako Works of Art

Through 9.24.16
“Rituals – Fluid Landscapes”
Akibatamabi21

Through 9.25.16
Rinko Kawauchi – “The Rain of Blessing”
Gallery 916

Through 9.25.16
“Doboku – Civil Engineering”
21 21 Design Sight

Through 10.2.16
“Dialogue with Trees – Five Stories of Rebirth and Renewal”
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Through 10.3.16
Nadja Solari – “Nibble, Nibble, Gnaw”
The Container

Through 1.9.17
Pierre Huyghe – “Untilled Host”
Espace Louis Vuitton

Through 1.29.17
Nam June Paik – “Who Will Be Laughing in 2020 ?+?=??”
Watari-Um

Through 3.26.17
“The Beauty of Boro”
Amuse Museum

 

Call for Entries / 作品募集

August 23, 2016 § 2 Comments

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Current Call for Entries

 

August 26, 2016
Kaze Artist Group Exhibition
No entry fee
Japanese application

August 26, 2016
daDa competition
No entry fee
English and Japanese application

August 31, 2016
Tokyo Design Week (TDW) Art Fair 2016
¥59,000 – 108,000 depending on booth size
Japanese application

August 31, 2016
Working Artist Grant
$20 entry fee
English application

August 31, 2016
Kameyama Triennale 2017
No entry fee
Japanese application

August 31, 2016
Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art Dokodemo Open Call for Projects
No entry fee
Japanese application

September 1, 2016
Sense of Place Open Call – Elmhurst Art Museum (IL, USA)
$20.00 – 35.00
English application

September 2, 2016
27th Ube Biennale
¥10,000 for Japan applicants / ¥5,000 for international applicants
Japanese and English application

September 9, 2016
20th Japan Media Arts Festival
No entry fee
Japanese and English application

September 28, 2016
ISE Cultural Foundation Exhibition Grant Program
No entry fee
English application

September 30, 2016
The Billboard Creative (Los Angeles)
$27 – 69 depending on number of images
English application

October 20, 2016
Gekkan Bijitsu 2017 New Artist Award
¥9,000 entry fee for 2 works
Japanese application

October 31, 2016
Art Bridge FAIR
¥1,000 entry fee
Japanese application

December 5, 2016
Epson Photo Grand Prix 2016
No entry fee
Japanese application

Websites Listing Art Competitions

Compedia (Japanese)

Compe (Japanese)

Higashiyama Artists Placement Service (Japanese)

Call for Entries Archives / 作品募集古文書

(Some of these links maybe from the previous year’s event)

January
Gallery PARC Art Competition
No entry fee
Japanese application

January
Koganecho Artist In Residence
No entry fee
English and Japanese application

February
Spiral independent Creators Festival
No entry fee
Japanese and English application

February
apexart Franchise Program
No entry fee
English application

February
Kizugawa Art
¥1,000 / entry
Japanese application

February
Sapporo International Short Film Festival International Open Call
No entry fee
Japanese and English application

March
Akiyoshidai International Artist Village (AIAV) Fellowship Program
No entry fee
Japanese and English application

March
BankArt Artist in Residence
No entry fee
Japanese application

March
Biennale Ushiku
No entry fee
Japanese application

April
Art In The Office
No entry fee
Japanese application

April
Trolls in the Park
No entry fee
Japanese application

May
Rokkosan Meets Art
No entry fee
Japanese application

May
ASK? Festival
¥3,000
Japanese application

June
Canon New Cosmos of Photography
¥3,000
Japanese application

June
Tokyo Midtown Award
¥3,000
Japanese application / 39 years old and under

June
Tobikan Selection Group Exhibition of Contemporary Artists
No entry fee
Japanese application

December
Shiseido Art Egg
No entry fee
Japanese application

 

Art Byte Critique and the Growing Manual

August 2, 2016 § Leave a comment

Two weeks ago, the summer session of the Setouchi Triennale 2016 began and I travelled to Setouchi to visit the Fukutake House on Shodoshima to see the Growing Manual:  Collective Ferment project.

Earlier this year, Art Byte Critique was contacted by Hyemin Son and John Reardon about the possible inclusion of the group in their Growing Manual Project.  After a visit from Hyemin Son in Tokyo this spring, Art Byte Critique’s participation in the Growing Manual Project was confirmed.  A brief introduction to Art Byte Critique as well as a selection of a plant (white-flowered Japanese dandelion) that best represented the way Art Byte Critique functions were sent to both John and Hyemin in preparation for their piece at the Fukutake House.

I have included the introduction written by John and Hyemin that was part of the Collective Ferment booklet at the Fukutake House below.

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For the Collective Ferment, five artist collectives from Japan are participating with each collective selecting a plant.  Two tanks were designed and manufactured to ferment/preserve the selected plants.  One tank consists of fruit + 35% alcohol while the second tank consists of plants + 20% salt.  The fermentation/preservation process will last almost four months with a bottling and distribution workshop to be held on the last weekend of the fall session of the Setouchi Triennale – November 4 – 6, 2016.

I have included images from the Collective Ferment as well as Art Byte Critique’s pages in the Collective Ferment booklet.  You can learn more about Hyemin and John’s works at the Minor Adjustment Collective website.

Art Byte Critique at Tokyo Art Book Fair 2016

August 1, 2016 § Leave a comment

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We are happy to announce that Art Byte Critique will be at the Tokyo Art Book Fair for a third consecutive year.

This year, there will be seven Art Byte Critique artists presenting work at our booth.

Patty Hudak

Yuko Kamei

Angelo Levy

Lori Ono

Louise Rouse

Nick West

Arthur Huang

Stay tuned for more updates as we share our works in progress and a little more about each of us leading up to the Tokyo Art Book Fair 2016 in mid-September.

 

 

Notes from the February ABC Studio Work Discussion Meeting

February 20, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Naoki Honjo’s exhibition “Tokyo” at Canon Gallery runs through March 28, 2016

Five artists gathered for the monthly ABC Studio Work Discussion Meeting this past weekend.

Remember, you can use the ABC Google Calendar with links to art events happening in and around Tokyo.  You can find the link here.

Here is a recap of topics that were covered in Saturday’s meeting.

Upcoming events.

Reminder:  If you have an event you want to share with the ABC community, please send an e-mail to artbytecritique@gmail.com with the pertinent information and we will share on our blog and Facebook page

February 24, 8:20 pm – PechaKucha (www.pechakucha.org) at Superdeluxe

February 20 – 26 – Feminist Fan in Japan and Friends at Youkobo Art Space (http://www.youkobo.co.jp/en/exhibition_events/2016/01/feminist-fan-in-japan-and-friends.html)

February 27 – 5:00 pm – “How Has Japan Engaged with Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia?” Symposium at the National Art Center (http://www.mori.art.museum/eng/sea/index.html)

February 23 – 28 – Michelle Zacharias is participating in the Narrative Abstract Art group exhibition (https://www.facebook.com/events/1546511489010570/) at the Artcomplex Center of Tokyo.  Michelle will be at the exhibition everyday during the course of the exhibition.  There will also be a reception party on Saturday, February 27th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

March 12 – 13 – Art in Park Hotel Tokyo 2016 (http://www.aipht.artosaka.jp/en/)  ABC will organize an event to attend this art fair on one of the two days.  A Doodle poll will be sent out with the next e-mail about the March ABC Studio Work Discussion Meeting.

Upcoming deadlines.

Spiral Independent Creators Festival 17 – application deadline – February 25 (http://www.sicf.jp/)

apexart Franchise Program exhibition proposal call – application deadline – February 29 (http://apexart.org/franchise.php)

ISE Cultural Foundation Spring 2016 Exhibition Grant Program – application deadline – March 31 (http://www.iseny.org/ise-ny-grant-program-guidelines-application/)

Akiyoshidai International Artist Village (AIAV) Fellowship Program – application deadline – March 31 (http://aiav.jp/english/artist-in-residence/aiav-fellowship)

Itomura Onsen Daikokuya Annual Exhibition – the call for exhibition closed earlier this year.  The exhibition opens from March 1 – March 30 (http://www.itamuro-daikokuya.com/art/feature/)

Shiseido Art Egg call for exhibition proposals – the call for this exhibition award program is between June 1 – 15 each year (https://www.shiseidogroup.jp/gallery/artegg/about/)

Other topics discussed.

With artists participating in ABC Studio Work Discussion exploring a wide range of medias, there is considerable interest in learning new techniques and skills from each other.  If you are interested in organizing a workshop to share your skills in printmaking, painting, digital photography, book arts, etc. with other artists and in turn learn new skills or if there is a technique that you have always been interested in learning and want to do it with other equally curious artists, let us know and we can figure out how to make that happen!

MI (Mokuhanga Innovation)-Lab Artist in Residence Program (http://endeavor.or.jp/mi-lab/)

A link to April Vollmer’s Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop, A Modern Guide to an Ancient Art page on amazon.jp

3331 Arts Chiyoda (www.3331.jp)

XYZ Collective (http://xyzcollective.org/) in Setagaya

Life Drawing Opportunities

– Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Tokyo (usually the third Wednesday evening of each month) (https://www.facebook.com/Dr.Sketchy.Tokyo)

– Open Life Drawing Thursday (usually each Thursday evening) at Atelier Ebisu d’Art (http://ebisart.com/#)

– Life Drawing Tokyo Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/lifedrawingtokyo/)

The next Studio Work discussion meeting will be mid to late March, so look out for an e-mail in the next several weeks. If you are in the Tokyo area, interested in joining, but not on our mailing list, send an e-mail to artbytecritique@gmail.com and we will send you the information.

Notes from the January ABC Studio Work Discussion Meeting

February 1, 2016 § Leave a comment

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From Yukiko Iwatani’s exhibition at Hasu no Hana through February 6, 2016

Seven artists gathered for the monthly ABC Studio Work Discussion Meeting/Shinnenkai this past weekend.  Good company, good food, and good discussions were had!

Here is a recap of topics that were covered in yesterday’s meeting.

Art Byte Critique is planning on participating in the Tokyo Art Book Fair 2016, so stay tuned for more information about being part of the booth as well as the application timeline.

The “Call for Entries” page has been updated.

ABC now has a Google Calendar which has links to art events happening in and around Tokyo.  You can find the link here.
If you have any events that you want to share or publicise, please send an e-mail to artbytecritique@gmail.com with the event information and website link.
Michelle Zacharias will be part of the group exhibition “Narrative Abstract Art” at the Artcomplex Center of Tokyo from February 23 – February 28, 2016.  There will be a reception party on Saturday, February 27th from 17:30 – 19:30.
For those of you interested in learning more than you ever wanted to know about the digital photography world, here is a link to the This Week In Photography podcasts.  TWIP is the main one that I listen to, but there are multiple podcasts that cover a range of different topics in digital photography.
Another podcast that I recommend if you want to listen to contemporary artist interviews is Bad at Sports.
The next ABC Studio Work Discussion meeting will be held on either Saturday, Feb. 20th or Sunday, Feb. 21st.  A poll of people’s availability will be sent out soon.  If you are in the Tokyo area, interested in joining, but not on our mailing list, send an e-mail to artbytecritique@gmail.com and we will send you the information.

Tokyo Art Book Fair 2015: Q & A with Marc Tibbs

September 19, 2015 § Leave a comment

Name: Marc Tibbs
From: San Diego, California
Time in Japan: 3 years
Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts

marc-tibbs-3-by-thirteen-booksHow long have you been making books?
I took a book binding course my senior year college in 2011 and have been making book ever since.

marc-tibbs-3-by-thirteen-booksWhat is the biggest challenge for you when you make a book?
The hardest part of making a book for me is sticking to the original theme and making a cohesive story.

What kind of books are you making for this fair?
The books I made for this year’s fair is the product of 39 days of drawing and writing.

Time and Location Details
The Tokyo Art Book Fair is held from September Saturday 19 – Monday 21 (holiday)
at Kyoto University of Art and Design, Tohoku University of Art and Design GAIEN CAMPUS
Marc and Art Byte Critique Members are on the 2nd floor booth G-11
1-7-15 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
HOURS:
Saturday: 3-9
Sunday: 12-8
Monday: 11-7

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