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Feb 3, 2012

Call for entries ! / PUZZLE PROJECT 2012.3.11




Special Kansai Event to Aid the 3.11 Restoration



3.11 From KANSAI ~ We've Just Begun ~

Share Your Heart With The Puzzle Project!
When hard times occur people often experience negative feelings and cry,
complain, and sometimes shut their emotions off. Why not join the “Puzzle
Project” as a way of expressing and sharing your feelings with others?
Connecting with other participants will help bring forward positive
experiences and feelings and banish loneliness.

What is the "Puzzle Project"?
Participants will create artwork on individual puzzle pieces (20cmX30cm)
made from cardboard. Once finished, the individual pieces will be put
together to form one final puzzle. Our concept is "Fusion; exceeding the
boundaries of nation, religion, and race with art". We started in Osaka,
Japan in 2006, and later expanded to London, England, Toronto, Canada, New
York, USA, and returned to Osaka International Airport in 2011.

The purpose of this 2012 edition is to cheer up everyone still suffering
from the devastating 3.11 tsunami and earthquake. We will be exhibiting the
final puzzle at MI Gallery in Osaka from March 27- April 13, 2012. We expect this
to be our largest exhibit ever, with over 1000 pieces in the final puzzle.
We will be collaborating with The Tono City Disaster Relief Network called
"TONO-MAGOKORO net" for this important event.

We don't know what the final puzzle will look like until all the individual
pieces are put together! Each piece will be supported by the surrounding
pieces, much like our hearts at this event! We’ve just begun, so let’s
share our hearts together!


[Exhibition]
March 10th - March 25th, 2012.

Venue:
Umeda Sky Building Wonder Square 3rd Floor
1-1 Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka, JAPAN

[The tour includes exhibition]
* The exhibition of PUZZLE PROJECT 2012.3.11 will be traveled to MI gallery.
MI gallery
Kitahama Mitori bldg. 1F, 1-2-23, Nishi-Temma, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, 530-0047, Japan

March 27 - April 13, 2012
HP http://www.migallery-jp.com/

PARTICIPATION FEE:
The entry fee per 1 piece is 1000 Japanese Yen (approximately $10 / not included transport charges)
Each participant can enter a maximum of 4 pieces.


For Residents of Japan:

DEADLINE FOR NEW ENTRY:
February 29, 2012 ( residents of Japan)

For Applications From Outside of Japan:

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY:
February 14, 2012 (residents outside of Japan)


Application Form>>


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
E-mail info@puzzle-project.org
Website http://puzzle-project.org/

COMMITTEE MEMBERS
INABA Takashi (Planner, Director / artist / director of art project space “UAPS”)
Kayo TAKAHASHI (Tokyo branch)
Christopher McHugh (Newcastle, UK branch)
Eun-Young LEE (Seoul, KOREA branch)


■Sponsored by
Consumer Cooperative OSAKA PALCOOP, image market / dumboo
SHOEI Co., Ltd., MI gallery, TOMOE Co.,Ltd., unipon2kau2

■Cooperated by  Tono Magokoro Net Kansai Reunion

■Hosted by Non Profit Organization Tono Magokoro Net, 3.11fromKANSAI Madakore Executive Committee

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