I am pleased to announce the 5th Blue Sky Project exhibition for this year.
Please participate in an art event through the Internet! Our Theme Is World Peace, Our Motif is the Blue Sky That Envelopes Earth The 5th Blue Sky Project: An International Exhibition--Love, Blue Sky, and Peace
Participation Guidelines 1. Purpose On September 11, 2001, the New York-based art historian Reiko Tomii photographed the tragedy of World Trade Center from her home, and uploaded three photographs for her Japanese friends. After a few years, I looked at her photographs and other documentary photographs, I realized one thing: there was a beautiful blue sky over New York. There was also a beautiful blue sky over Hiroshima on August 6, and over Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, when atomic bombs were dropped on these Japanese cities. The blue sky was the backdrop of historic human follies, again and again.
I decided to reverse the situation--making the blue sky for a. backdrop of world peace, and conceived Blue Sky Project: An International Exhibition.
This year, we are organizing the 5th exhibition.
Above the clouds, there is the blue sky that envelopes the Earth. We will never make the beautiful blue sky a backdrop of war, nuclear bombing, terrorism, massacre, and other destructive acts. Never again. The blue sky is our shared motif. We want you to freely express your hope for happiness of all the people in the world. We want to tell this message to many people in the world.
2. Theme Message from the Blue Sky (world peace, international understanding, international friendship, human rights, well-being, environment, etc.)
3. Period＆Venue a) July31 (Saturday) to August 8(Sunday), 2010 Civic Gallery, Takada Library in Takada Park, MotosiroCho, Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
b) Round Exhibition /August 20,21,22,27,28,29, 2010 Imai Museum, Mitsuke City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
4. Participation Guidelines: To participate from abroad 1) One work per each artist. 2) No participation fees required. 3) You may send your work (up to A3 size) via e-mail attachment or air mail. Please keep the attachment file under the reasonable (e-mail-compatible) size. 4) Any medium is fine, as long as the work expresses the exhibition’s theme: painting, poster, illustration, illustrated letter, calligraphy, message, instruction, computer graphics, photograph, photo-mail, etc. They must be submitted in a digital form via e-mail attachment.
6. How to Participate 1) Application deadline: extended to July7 for participation from outside Japan Please contact Michio Horikawa at firstname.lastname@example.org 2) Delivery deadline: July20, please send as e-mail attachment 3) Installation: July31, deinstallation: August 8 Round Exhibition /Installation: August 19, deinstallation: August 29 5. Others 1) All participating works will be posted on the exhibition’s website. 2) Official website for the exhibition in 2006-2009: http://picasaweb.google.com/blueskyproject06/