This biennial sculpture exhibition serves as a gateway to success for emerging Asian sculptors and is held in honor of Fumio Asakura.He was a sculptor from Oita Prefecture who laid the foundation of modern Japanese sculpture and worked to cultivate future generations at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts and the Asakura Juku.
This sculpture exhibition is co-hosted by Oita Prefecture, which promotes Creative Prefecture Oita through art and culture, and the city of Bungo-Ono, which aims to be a city that fosters richness in mind and thirst for learning. It is a way to transmit cultural information from the provinces to the rest of the country and the world.
17th OITA ASIAN SCULPTURE EXHIBITIONCALL FOR ENTRIES
Call for Entries Period
August. 1 (Tue)–November. 27 (Thu), 2023
The call for submissions has ended.
The Oita Asian Sculpture Exhibition Committee, Oita Prefecture, Bungo Ono City
With the Sponsorship of
Saiki Communications Co., Ltd., Oita Bank Co., Ltd.
With the Support of
The Agency for Cultural Affairs
With the Cooperation of
Total Museum of Contemporary Art (KOREA),National Visual Art Gallery (MALAYSIA),Cultural Center of the Philippines (PHILIPPINES)
Association for Corporate Support of the Arts, Japan
The 17th Oita Asia Sculpture Exhibition Call for Entries PR Video
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16th Oita Asian Sculpture Exhibition Winning Artwork (2022)
Pewter structure -wall- and Pewter sculpture
51 × 60 × 33.5cm
Pewter (tin alloy), Camphor tree
KATO Ryo・KODAMA Junpei
The theme is Time.
I chose pewter, a material used for tableware and implements since ancient times.
Pewter slowly dulls over time.
I wanted to represent a person facing this beautiful and immensely timeless wall.
Prize for Excellence
70 × 36 × 40cm
Although sculptural works are tangible forms, I hoped to leave traces of time and the temperature of life.
To this end, in creating the Unattended Ticket Sales series, I continued to inject new life experiences, giving form to these ideas through figurative imagery, combining them all, and through my thought process, recreating the social landscape. It also provides a window for the viewer to look at society, understand it, and think about it.
We can see not only things and others through this window but also ourselves.
It reminds us that we must find some magic in our daily lives and initiate change.
51 × 60 × 36cm
With my work, I have created a figure that weaves poetry that could not be expressed verbally in the course of life.
A Trip to Tokyo
65 × 40 × 40cm
Newspaper about the Tokyo Olympics
“Walking far” comes from the phrase “believe in your heart, you can go far”. The work uses “newspapers related to the Tokyo Olympics” as the medium; uses the “backpacks” often carried by athletes as the carrier; expresses the glimpses of athletes from all over the world yesterday with the unique artistic language of “notes on knots”. It conveys the Tokyo Covenant of Peace, Unity, Friendship and Brightness between the Chinese and Japanese people at the Olympic Games.
Cloud and moon
51 × 48 × 48cm
Camphor tree (main body), Beech (pedestal)
The luminous bright moon is always alone in the night sky.
“Get some rest, my dear.”
The clouds gently embraced the moon.
50 × 36 × 33cm
Humans are constantly restricted by certain rules which constrain our framework of thinking. Even if this is torturous, it deceives us into thinking it is a safe zone, stuck in the small frame.
41 × 55 × 35cm
Creating the same parts corresponds to going about one’s daily life indifferently.
A large, fluid form is created by connecting one piece at a time.
I was inspired by the movement of a bird flapping its wings.
Blooming into Flourish
Surrounded ground under the slide
The box of secret
In the shimmering
Work to the Bone
Julius Anthony Del CASTILLO
relics of disappear
Gap of Flowing Light-NO.14
Piece – A Fractal Object –
Asakura Fumio Memorial Park
The Fumio Asakura Memorial Park opened in March 1991 to honor the accomplishments of sculptor Fumio Asakura, born in Asaji, Bungo-Ono, and to fulfill his lifelong dream of creating an ideal space for art appreciation and preserving his works in his hometown.
The Fumio Asakura Museum of Sculpture, the park’s centerpiece, systematically showcases Asakura’s works from his student days to his final years, displays his personal effects, and offers a video presentation describing how Asakura’s art was established.
The museum is also surrounded by lush greenery, containing many fascinating works of art. Please spend a relaxing time while feeling the nature of the four seasons.
9:00 to 17:00 (last admission is 16:30)
Mondays (Closed on the following business day if Monday is a public holiday)
Year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 to January 3)
Fumio Asakura Museum of Sculpture (permanent exhibit)
Admission fees: Adults 500 yen, school children 200 yen