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Jul 14, 2011

PUZZLE PROJECT in NY, 2011 / Calling for entries !



PUZZLE PROJECT in NY, 2011

The concept of the project: FUSION
  
This project will involve many different artists independently creating artwork on puzzle piece shaped canvases. All pieces will finally be connected and assembled creating one large puzzle. The artists will not know what each other are creating, and no one will know what the final creation will be until it is assembled.

The theme of the project: 
EXCEEDING THE BOUNDARY OF NATION, RELIGION AND RACE WITH ART: IT WILL BE CONNECTED!

The world is a place where things connect and interconnect; they affect each other regardless of direct relations. This project will present a world showing how these interconnections and relations represent the order and disorder of existence. While politicians and big business may care little for the common people, we strongly believe that art will be able to expand the importance and feasibility of reconciliation; we don’t need further opposition and separation.     

[New York Exhibition]    
Date: August 23rd - 28th, 2011    
Venue: Ouchi Gallery
170 Tillary Street Suite 507 Brooklyn, NY 11201


The Puzzle Project Office will prepare blank puzzle pieces and distribute them to participating artists. The artists will create their piece, return the finished work to the Puzzle Project, and all finished pieces will be assembled together. There is no limit to the number of participants (artists), the workshop participants and purchasers of the puzzle kit).

The Puzzle Project will prepare the blank puzzle pieces. Different shaped pieces will be randomly
chosen and distributed to the artists. The artists will then create their artwork using a medium of their choice (paint, print photo, collage, etc.) on ONE SIDE of the puzzle piece. DO NOT run off the puzzle piece’s edge. Once complete the finished artwork must be delivered to the puzzle projects designated office. The Puzzle Project organizers will then put the puzzles together and display. Pictures will be taken of the finished work. After the showing the pieces will be returned to the participants who want their piece back. Photos will be posted on the puzzle project website.  

Select pieces of the project will continue on to future exhibitions around the world…the exhibition itself is an everlasting, expanding puzzle.

*For this showing you may write a message for the victims of the East Japan Pacific Coast Earthquake and Tsunami on the BACK side of the puzzle piece (English or Japanese)

QUALIFICATIONS FOR PARTICIPATION: 

Artists of all nature may apply
Artists must be able to keep in touch with the Puzzle Project office by e-mail in English or Japanese.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a brief profile (email text or WORD document) including full name and address, email address, homepage URL (if you have) and recent history by email to the Puzzle Project Japan Management Office: info@unipon2kau2.com or if you can communicate in Japanese please fill out the entry form(PC) / (mobile).

A sample profile application can be found here:

PARTICIPATION FEE:

The entry fee per piece is 10,000 Japanese Yen (approximately $100)
If you are resubmitting a piece from a previous puzzle project the fee is 8,500 Yen.
If submitting more than one piece, subsequent pieces are 9,000 Yen each.
You may submit up to a maximum of 4 pieces.
Prices include all taxes. The entry fee goes towards the postage costs of shipping the pieces from the Japan office and the venue of exhibition. 
Participants are responsible for the postage fee and transportation insurance between the Japan office and their own address.
The Puzzle Project executive committee will contribute a part of the proceeds of this specific PUZZLE PROJECT as relief and condolence money to the victims of the East Japan Pacific Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami through the Japanese Red Cross.

For Residents of Japan:

Please transfer your entrance fee to the postal transfer account below with your name. After confirming your payment the Japan office will send you your puzzle piece in a cardboard shipping carton. The postage fee will be cash on delivery. 
Please keep the shipping carton for reuse when shipping your finished piece.

Postal transfer account (Japan Post)
account number: 14030-58683971    
names: u-ni-ponponkaukau art project space    
representative: Takashi INABA   
postal code: 530-0027 
addresses: 13-5 Doyama-Cho Kita-Ku, Osaka, Japan. 

For Applications From Outside of Japan:

Once the Puzzle Project receives your entry email or form we will inform you of the return postage fee for shipping the blank puzzle piece to your address and back after the exhibition. Please pay the entry and shipping fee by Paypal. After confirming your payment the Japan office will send you your puzzle piece in a cardboard shipping carton. PLEASE KEEP THE SHIPPING CARTON FOR REUSE 
WHEN SHIPPING YOUR FINISHED PIECE.


DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: 
Your application must be made by July 15th, 2011, though we may stop accepting applications earlier depending on the number of applicants.

ABOUT THE FINISHED PUZZLE WORKS DELIVERY TO JAPAN OFFICE:
Please take a picture of your finished artwork in a high quality (over 127mm x 178mm, 350 dpi) JPEG form and send to the Japan office by email. info@unipon2kau2.com

Please submit your finished puzzle piece in the original cardboard shipping carton to the Japan
office not later than July 30th, 2011

PUZZLE PROJECT Executive Committee Head office
(c/o  u:ni:pon2kau2 art project space / a.k.a.UAPS )
13-5 Doyama-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan, postal-code 530-0027  
TEL.+81-6-6313-2644 

*For those shipping from outside Japan please fill out the invoice and custom declaration as "NO COMMERCIAL VALUE, FOR CUSTOMS PURPOSE ONLY" or "Temporary Export for the exhibition".

NOTES ON PUZZLE PIECE PRODUCTION:

The blank puzzle piece is made from three layered reinforced corrugated cardboard. It might become deformed if it takes in a large quantity of water or oils. Therefore please use a primer if you are using paint.

Strong pressure might also damage the piece.
Please do not run off the puzzle piece’s edges. The pieces need to be connected to each other and this will interfere with the process.
Do not make art on the back side or the edges.
Please ensure that the thickness of the final piece is not more than 4 centimeters (It will not fit in the shipping carton otherwise).
Please ensure the actual gross weight is less than 1 kilogram. If the weight exceeds this amount you will need to pay more for shipping.
If the above are not adhered to, the Puzzle Project retains the right to refuse participation, exhibition and sale of the work. The participation fee will not be refunded.

PARTICIPATION RULES:

Please do not create artwork that are illegal, physically dangerous, infringes on intellectual property rights (copyrights, patents, design, trade marks), and those that damage the reputation and/or privacy of others.
The Puzzle Project Management retains the right to be the final judge as to the above and whether or not any piece will be exhibited as part of the project. If the above are not adhered to, the Puzzle Project retains the right to refuse participation, exhibition and sale of the work. The participation fee will not be refunded.

COPYRIGHT OWNER OF THE PROJECT:

All artists will sign the back of their pieces and they will be countersigned by Takashi Inaba (Planner).
The copyright of all images of the final overview piece and each individual piece is owned by the Puzzle Project Committee, planner and each individual participant.

SALES:

If the artists wish their pieces to be considered for sale, proceeds from the sale will be as follows:
Artist 50%
The Puzzle Project Management 50%

(PUZZLE PROJECT executive committee will contribute a part of this allocation as a relief and condolence money to the victim of "East Japan Pacific Ocean coast earthquake" through Japan Red Cross.)

OPTIONAL EXHIBITION:

There is also an option for exhibiting your work in addition to the puzzle piece. 
The fee for this option is 18,000 Japanese Yen per piece, in addition to the entry fee for the puzzle project. Payment should be by paypal in the above described manner.
All artwork for this option must be able to be exhibited on a wall. The work must be auditioned by sending an artist profile and three photos of the artwork in JPEG format to info@unipon2kau2.com.
Size must be within 450 mm (W) x 500 mm (H) X 40 mm (D) including the frame. The weight must be less than 3 kg including the frame. The work must be able to be hanged immediately and must adhere to the participation rules above.

Your application for this option must be made by July 15th, 2011.
Please submit your art work to the Japan office not later than July 30th, 2011

Artists will ship the work to PUZZLE PROJECT head office for a specified date and will be responsible for the shipping costs between the head office and artist's address.

For those shipping from outside Japan please fill out the invoice and custom declaration as "NO COMMERCIAL VALUE, FOR CUSTOMS PURPOSE ONLY" or "Temporary Export for the exhibition".

The Puzzle Project Management Office will pay their best attention to the handling of artwork but do not take responsibility if damage occurs:
  • Due to a defect in the work itself
  • Due to damage or loss during shipping
  • Due to damage or loss due to unforeseen circumstances.

ABOUT THE PUZZLE PROJECT COMMITTEE

They are responsible for
  • All administration operation and public relations
  • Administration of the Puzzle Project website
  • Planning, setting up and running the exhibition
  • Interacting between the artists and purchasers and facilitating sales
  • Managing the personal information of participants and purchasers
  • Keeping all official documentation of the puzzle project and participants

The past PUZZLE PROJECT
PUZZLE PROJECT in KIX (2011)
PUZZLE PROJECT in Toronto (2010)
PUZZLE PROJECT 2008 (London, U.K.)
PUZZLE PROJECT 2008 (Osaka, Japan)

PUZZLE PROJECT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
 Head office
 (c/o  u:ni:pon2kau2 art project space / a.k.a.UAPS )  
+81-6-6313-2644   
13-5 Doyama-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan, postal-code 530-0027   


PLANNER/DIRECTOR:

INABA Takashi (artist / director of art project space “UAPS”)   
13-5,Doyama-Cho,Kita-Ku,Osaka,Japan,postal-code 530-0027   
+81-(0)6-6313-2644  

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Kayo TAKAHASHI (Tokyo branch)
Christopher McHugh (Newcastle, UK branch)  
Eun-Young LEE (Seoul, KOREA branch)

 


[sample of the puzzle piece]

copyright:PUZZLE PROJECT executive committee and INABA, Takashi, since 2005







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