Yozo Hamaguchi (1909-2000) is a printmaker widely known as the artist who gave a new life to mezzotint, a printmaking technique invented in 17th century, with his own color printing style. His establishment has been appreciated as "(mezzotint’s) most distinguished and almost solitary mid-20th-century advocate" (quote from the Encyclopædia Britannica).
In commemoration of 100-year-annivesery of the artist’s birth, Musée Hamaguchi Yozo: Yamasa Collection is hosting a worldwide competition of printmaking work produced in Intaglio (etching, dry point, mezzotint, aquatint, etc.). In respect to Hamaguchi’s pioneer spirit, we expect submissions of innovative intaglio prints and print- based works from all over the world.
Open to all artists
Original work of intaglio prints and print-based work.
Work dimension to be within 1 meter in height by 1 meter in width,
30 centimeter in depth (1m x 1m x 30cm).
Akira Tatehata (Director, National Museum of Art, Osaka)
Fram Kitagawa (Director, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial)
Ryoji Ikeda (Artist, Professor, Musashino Art University)
Keisuke Yamaguchi (Artist)
Mika Yoshizawa (Artist)
|Prizes||A grand prize of 1,000,000 Japanese yen and two second prizes of 400,000 Japanese Yen with 15 honorable mentions to be shown in the exhibition.|
|Entry Fee||No charges for entry submissions (Shipping cost on both send and return, insurance and customs charges to be covered by the artist).|
|Entry Form||Entry Form and Shipping Instruction Download (PDF 3.9MB)|
|Return of work||
Cost of return delivery to be paid by applicants (work is not returnable without payment advised below).
Exhibited works will be returned around the end of December, 2009 (International shipment may be delayed with unexpected reasons).
Other works will be returned around the end of September, 2009.
Artists are responsible for notifying organizers changes in return address.
Work will be handled with all possible care, however, organizers shall not be held responsible for unforeseen loss, theft or damage incurred during shipping or handling.
Artists are responsible for copyright issue of submitted works. Official permission must be obtained when copyright of the work belong to others.
Musée Hamaguchi Yozo: Yamasa Collection has the right to reproduce and photograph accepted works for purposes related to promotion, catalogues and other reproduction about the competition and the exhibition.
Any further questions to be asked and answered ONLY by e-mail and fax to address and number below.
Organizer will not answer to questions relate to screening.
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Musée Hamaguchi Yozo : Yamasa Collection (MHYYC)
1-35-7 Kakigaracho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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