Screening for the 38th International TAKIFUJI Art Award winners was held on September 12th. The results were, 13 Prizes for Excellence and two Special Jury Prizes to artists from Japan; and for seven countries including Korea, China, Singapore, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the USA, there were 7 Prizes for Excellence and one Special Jury Prize.
In addition, the winners of the Grand Prize and the International Grand Prize (for international students) were selected from the Prize for Excellence recipients.
The award ceremony was held in the Meiji Kinenkan adjacent to the outer garden of the Meiji-jingu Shrine. There were five simultaneous interpreters. The director general of JPTCA, Hisao Taki, handed the award certificates and scholarships to each winner on stage. The winners received a big round of applause from their teachers and guests. Professor Ryohei Miyata, the 9th president of Tokyo University of the Arts made an appearance and gave words of encouragement to the winners. Ms. Noe Aoki, the sculptor, the 1st International TAKIFUJI Art Award winner, also made an appearance and encouraged the students. The reception opened with a performance by Kazuki Sawa, the president of Tokyo University of the Arts, Ms. Emiko Tadenuma, the pianist, and Ms. Aki Sawa, the violinist. All enjoyed the music and lively conversations. For the second half of the reception party, the winners presented their work to express their creative passion and hope for the future.
A day before the award ceremony, the award winners visited the CREARE Atami-Yugawara Studio to observe and enjoy hands-on session on the creation of public art using stained glass and ceramic relief. Award winners from abroad remarked that stained glass which was only used in old buildings like churches in Europe is used for modern art in Japan and ‘It is unique the way the Japanese use it.’ In the afternoon, they moved to the facility ‘CREARE Art building’ for hands-on session. They created work using colorful glass and ceramic pieces on about A5-size plates. As soon as they started working on it, their creativity showed on their faces. One hour later, 20 individual pieces were completed and they were used to decorate the award ceremony the next day.
|Organized by||Public Interest Incorporated Foundation, Japan Traffic Culture Association|
|Participating schools||Japan: Aichi University of the Arts / Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts / Kanazawa College of Art / Kyoto City University of Arts / Kyoto University of Art and Design / Joshibi University of Art and Design / Tama Art University / Tokyo University of the Arts / Tokyo Zokei University / Tohoku University of Art and Design / Nihon University / Hiroshima City University / Musashino Art University
Korea: Seoul National University / Ewha Womans University, College of Arts / Hongik University
China: Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University
Singapore: Lasalle College of the Arts
France: École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris
Germany: Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design / The Berlin University of the Arts, Germany
UK: University College London / University of the Arts London
USA: Art Center College of Design
|Juries||MIYATA Ryohei (Metal Craft Artist, Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of the Arts) / OTSU Eibin (Painter, Member of The Japan Art Academy) / ONARI Hiroshi (Sculptor, Administrator of Japan Artists Association) / HIBINO Katsuhiko (Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts) / Director of the General Affairs Division, Railway Bureau of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism / Managing Director, East Japan Railway Company / TAKI Hisao, Director – General, Japan Traffic Culture Association|
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