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Art proposals invited for Hong Kong House at Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2021
     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale (ETAT) are together calling on Hong Kong artists to submit artwork proposals for the Hong Kong House at the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2021.
     The Hong Kong House is located in Tsunan-town in Japan's Niigata Prefecture, and serves as a platform for cross-disciplinary arts and cultural exchanges between Hong Kong and Japan as well as a showcase of Hong Kong's art talents.
     Participants may, as an individual or as a group, submit up to two proposals in the areas of visual art or cross-disciplinary media for the Hong Kong House project in 2021, 2022 or 2023. The proposals should resonate with the concept of the ETAT and respond to the unique history, culture and abundant natural resources of Echigo-Tsumari. The proposed artworks should be original works by the participants and should be technically feasible to install at the site and other locations. A sum not exceeding HK$440,000 will be granted for each commissioned artwork, covering the cost of artwork production and related expenses.
     Participants must submit their proposals before 8pm on June 30 (Tuesday). All proposals must be delivered to the Exchange and Extension Unit of the Art Promotion Office (APO) (12 Oil Street, North Point) by post or by hand. The assessment panel will tentatively choose three proposals in August.
     The ETAT is one of the largest international outdoor art festivals in the world and is held once every three years. Using farmland as the stage and art as a catalyst, the Triennale provides a platform to present projects and initiatives which aim to rebuild the relationship between humans and nature through artistic creation, appreciation and participation. Since 2000, over 1,000 artists from all over the world have made use of the plentiful resources from the land and the community to create artworks. Abandoned houses and schools in Echigo-Tsumari are reused and transformed into stages to showcase artworks and creative ideas.
     The ETAT 2021 will be held from July to September next year. The APO will collaborate with the ETAT to feature the works and creative talent of Hong Kong artists and cross-disciplinary creative talents in the Hong Kong House between 2021 and 2023, as well as showcasing the artists' exceptional works to global audiences through this international arts platform.
     This project is organised by the APO. For details, please visit its website at www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/APO/en_US/web/apo/hong_kong_house_echigo_tsumari_art_triennale_2021.html or call 2512 3018, 2512 3019 or 2512 3020.
Ends/Thursday, April 23, 2020
Issued at HKT 15:00
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