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The 27th UBE Biennale International Sculpture Competition



Organized by


Ube City, UBE Biennale Committee, The Mainichi Newspapers

Sponsored by


Ube Industries, Ltd.

Application Deadline


Submissions must be post marked by September 2, 2016

Judging Day


Preliminary Screening (Screening of models): September 2, 2016

Secondary Screening (Screening of sculptures): September 30, 2017


Eligibility


The competition is open to all individuals and groups for all types of sculptures. Each applicant can only submit one work.

-Entries must be original works, which have not been exhibited to the public elsewhere.
-Total dimensions of the actual work must not exceed 900 cm (The total length of height + width + depth, including pedestal should be shorter than 900cm).
Maximum weight of the actual work is 10 ton.
-The sculpture should take into consideration the safety of the viewers. The materials and the structure must be suitable for an outdoor environment, be able to withstand the wind pressure and the earthquakes. Works that need frequent repairs or maintenance are not desirable.
-Preliminary Screening is based on 1/10 scale model of the actual work.

Entry Fee


See the guideline for more details.

-Entry from overseas : Eguivalent of 5,000yen in USD or EUR
-Entry from inside Japan : 10,000yen


Awards


Grand Prize (Ube city Prize) [Purchase Prize+Model Purchase Prize]...JPY 5,000,000
Ube Industries, Ltd. Prize [Purchase Prize+Model Purchase Prize]...JPY4,000,000
The Mainichi Newspapers Prize [Model Purchase Prize...JPY500,000
UBE Material Industries, Ltd Prize...JPY1,000,000
The Yamaguchi Bank, Ltd. Prize...JPY1,000,000
Citizen Prize (UBE Tokiwa Museum Prize) [Model Purchase Prize] ...JPY500,000
Yoshika Town, Shimane Prefecture Prize ...JPY200,000
Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum Prize...JPY200,000
Iwami Art Museum Prize...JPY200,000         
Shimonoseki City Art Museum Prize...JPY200,000
And other prizes

-Ube City will become the owner of the sculptures which win the purchase prizes and the model which wins the model purchase prize.

- Citizen Prize (UBE Tokiwa Museum Prize) will be selected by the viewers.

-Prize amounts are subject to change, due to major catastrophe or social changes.


Judges


-Chairperson : SAKAI Tadayasu Director, Setagaya Art Museum
-SUMIKAWA Kiichi Director, Iwami Art Museum
-MIZUSAWA Tsutomu Director, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama
-OSAKA Eriko Director, Yokohama Museum of Art
-KAWAGUCHI Tatsuo Artist
-SAITO Ikuo Deputy Director, Yamaguchi Prefectural rt Museum
-FUJIWARA Teppei Architect
-HINUMA Teiko Associate Professor, Joshibi University Art and Design
-KISHI Keiko Deputy Director , Arts and Cultural News Department, Osaka Headquarter of The Mainichi Newspapers
-KUBOTA Kimiko Director, UBE Tokiwa Museum





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3-4-29, Nonaka
Ube-city, Yamaguchi,
7550025, Japan
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