Final screening for the 40th International TAKIFUJI Art Award winners was held on September 10th. The results were, 12 Prizes for Excellence and 2 Special Jury Prizes to artists from Japan; and for six countries including Korea, China, Singapore, France, Germany and the USA, there were 7 Prizes for Excellence and 1 Special Jury Prize. In addition, the winners of the Grand Prize (Mr. KITAMURA Takahiro, Kyoto University of Art and Design) and the International Grand Prize (Ms. Johanna MIRABEL, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris) were selected from the Prize for Excellence recipients.
The award ceremony was held in the International House of Japan. The director general of JPTCA, TAKI Hisao, handed the award certificates and scholarships to each winner on stage. The winners received a big round of applause from their teachers and guests. Among the guests, Mr. HIBINO Katsuhiko, Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts of Tokyo University of the Arts, and one of the juries, gave words of encouragement to the winners. Also in his speech, Mr. TAKI said that arts tempt people to live in harmony, sharing and solidarity. In this regards, arts are the stronghold of peace. Following the social gathering, the winners presented their work to express their creative passion and hope for the future.
On the day before the award ceremony, the participants took a tour of the CREARE Atami Yugawara Studio (Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture; 80km south west of Tokyo), where they learned about the production process of public art works such as stained glass and ceramic relief panels. In the afternoon, the students moved to the Creare Art Museum, a multi-purpose facility adjacent to the studio, to work on workshops. They combined colorful glass and ceramic pieces on a plate and completed their artwork in an hour. The artwork was displayed at the reception venue the next day. In parallel with the students’ workshop, a roundtable discussion was held among art university’s professors from Japan and abroad, where they exchanged opinions on the art education.
|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 Art & Design / Hongik University
China: Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University / The Education University of Hong Kong
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
UK: University College London / University of the Arts London
USA: Art Center College of Design / Pratt Institute
|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, Director of Japan Artists Association) / HIBINO Katsuhiko (Artist, Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts) / AOKI Noe (Sculptor) / 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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