International Open Call for Artists: Art Olympia 2019 (JP)

International Open Call for Artists: Art Olympia 2019 (JP)

Deadline: March 15th, 2019

From their call: Art Olympia is an open art competition held as a biennial event with the goal of discovering talented artists from around the world and supporting their art activities. Approximately 160 artworks (80 from Japan and 80 worldwide) will be selected and undergo a final review in Tokyo by a panel of esteemed judges invited from around the world. In addition, 1,000 artists will be honored.

Entry Locations:  The primary screening will be held at two locations: New York and Tokyo. There will be 80 works selected from each location, which will proceed to the final review in Tokyo. At the final review, 160 artworks will be evaluated to select the winners. The New York-based entry is for artists residing outside of Japan regardless of nationality.

Awards: 1st place winner will receive $120,000 and 1,000 artists will be featured in Art Olympia website and Art Olympia catalogue.

Judges: Brett Littman- Director of Noguchi Museum; Florence Derieux- Director of Exhibitions at Hauser & Wirth New York; Hiroshi Senju- Artist; Chu The-I- Director of Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts at the Taipei National University of the Arts; Emmanuelle Lequeux- Journalist for Le Monde; Zheng Lin- Owner / Director of Tang Contemporary Art; Akiko Endo- Artist; Yuko Hasegawa- Artistic Director of Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo; Akiya Takahashi- Director of Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum; Toyomi Hoshina- Vice President of Tokyo University of the Arts

Application fee: $60.

Categories: There is an “Open category” as well as an “Student category” aimed at supporting young artists. Students will automatically be entered in both “Open category” and “Student category.”

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