PUZZLE PROJECT 2012 in PARIS

Now, we are calling for participation !


The concept of the project: FUSION
This project will involve many different artists independently creating artwork on
puzzle piece shaped canvases. All pieces will finally be connected and
assembled creating one large puzzle. The artists will not know what each other
are creating, and no one will know what the final creation will be until it is assembled.

The essential theme of the project:
EXCEEDING THE BOUNDARY OF NATION, RELIGION AND RACE WITH ART: IT WILL BE CONNECTED!

The world is a place where things connect and interconnect; they affect each
other regardless of direct relations. This project will present a world showing how
these interconnections and relations represent the order and disorder of
existence. While politicians and big business may care little for the common
people, we strongly believe that art will be able to expand the importance and
feasibility of reconciliation; we don’t need further opposition and separation.

[The theme of this version is "MANGA".]

The Japanese comics "MANGA" are popularly known all over the world now. "MANGA" of Japanese word is popularly known in France too.
What connection at the exhibition will appear with "MANGA" as the common theme of "PUZZLE PROJECT in PARIS" ?

*This exhibition will be co-organized with "Mon MANGA Favori" exhibition at "Maison d'art Paris".

Special guest artists:
PARCO KINOSHITA
MATSUKAGE, Hiroyuki

[Exhibition]
November 1st - November 3rd, 2012.
Open 13:00-20:00 (13:00-18:00 on November 3rd)

Vernissage
November 1st, 2012
17:00-20:00

[Venue]
Maison d'art Paris
1er droite, 3 rue du Faubourg St Antoine 75011 Paris France

[Artists]
AOKI, HITOSHI / Asaho Ooshiro / Atsuhito / BOSS'HIKO / Christopher McHugh
HAGI, Yurie / HARADA, Risa / KATAOKA, Kensuke / KIMOGURO YUKKE
KOYAMA, Michiko / Michael Doherty /mine / MIZUNO, Hiroyo / MORIKAWA, Sai
MORIWAKI, Jun / NAITO, Akira / OOKAWA, Yoko / peco178
RYUJIN, Etsuko / SATOU, Ayuko / SHITOZAWA, Tomoko / TAKADA, Kumiko
TAKANO, Manabu / TANAKA, Komari / YAMADA, Kaede

Artists list>>

Exhibition view>>

What is the "Puzzle Project"?
Participants will create artwork on individual puzzle pieces (20cmX30cm)
made from cardboard. Once finished, the individual pieces will be put
together to form one final puzzle. Our concept is "Fusion; exceeding the
boundaries of nation, religion, and race with art". We started in Osaka,
Japan in 2006, and later expanded to London, England, Toronto, Canada, New
York, USA, and returned to Osaka International Airport in 2011.
In 2012, we hold the exhibitions of "PUZZLE PROJECT 2012.3.11" in Umeda Sky
Building 3F that purpose of this edition is to cheer up everyone still suffering from
the devastating 3.11 tsunami and earthquake.
"PUZZLE PROJECT 2012.3.11" holded the exhibitions at MI Gallery in Osaka from
March 27- April 13, 2012 and KASHIWARA BIENNNALE (Kashiwara city, Osaka, Japan)
from March 12 - 17, 2012.
The exhibitions and workshops of "PUZZLE PROJECT 2012.3.11" were collaborated with
The Tono City Disaster Relief Network called "TONO-MAGOKORO net" for this important event.

We were invited by ART OSAKA 2012 (the biggest contemporary art fair in OSAKA) as a assosiated event.
We were exhibited in Toki-no-hiroba plaza in Osaka Station City from July 6 -8, 2012, as the
another version of "PUZZLE PROJECT 2012.3.11".

We don't know what the final puzzle will look like until all the individual
pieces are put together! Each piece will be supported by the surrounding
pieces, much like our hearts at this event! We’ve just begun, so let’s
share our hearts together!

"PUZZLE PROJECT 2012 in PARIS" is the new version of PUZZLE PROJECT,
and this is the different from "PUZZLE PROJECT 2012.3.11".

Outline of the process of a project:
The Puzzle Project Office will prepare blank puzzle pieces and distribute them to participating artists.
The artists will create their piece, return the finished work to the Puzzle Project, and all finished pieces
will be assembled together. There is no limit to the number of participants (artists), the workshop participants
and purchasers of the puzzle kit).

The Puzzle Project will prepare the blank puzzle pieces. Different shaped pieces will be randomly chosen and
distributed to the artists. The artists will then create their artwork using a medium of their choice (paint,
print photo, collage, etc.) on ONE SIDE of the puzzle piece. DO NOT run off the puzzle piece’s edge.
Once complete the finished artwork must be delivered to the puzzle projects designated office.
The Puzzle Project organizers will then put the puzzles together and display. Pictures will be taken
of the finished work.

After the showing the pieces will be returned to the participants who want their piece back. Photos will be
posted on the puzzle project website.
Select pieces of the project will continue on to future exhibitions around the world…the exhibition itself is
an everlasting, expanding puzzle.

The past PUZZLE PROJECT:
PUZZLE PROJECT 2012 in HOTEL GRANVIA | ART OSAKA 2012 associated event
https://picasaweb.google.com/100084562528327771070/PUZZLEPROJECT2012InHOTELGRANVIAARTOSAKA2012?authuser=0&feat=directlink
PUZZLE PROJECT 2012 in Osaka Station City 5F Toki-no-hiroba plaza (ART OSAKA 2012 associated event)
https://picasaweb.google.com/100084562528327771070/PUZZLEPROJECT2012ARTOSAKA2012PUZZLEPROJECT2012In5?authuser=0&feat=directlink
PUZZLE PROJECT 2012.3.11. [Part 3]
https://picasaweb.google.com/100084562528327771070/PUZZLEPROJECT2012311Part3InTHE5thKASHIWARABIENNALE?authuser=0&feat=directlink
PUZZLE PROJECT 2012.3.11. [Part 2]
https://picasaweb.google.com/100084562528327771070/PUZZLEPROJECT2012311Part2?authuser=0&feat=directlink
PUZZLE PROJECT 2012.3.11.
https://picasaweb.google.com/100084562528327771070/PUZZLEPROJECT2012311?authuser=0&feat=directlink
PUZZLE PROJECT 2011 KIX-NY-Osaka (2011)
https://picasaweb.google.com/unipon2kau2/PUZZLEPROJECT2011KIXNYOsakaExhibitionView?authuser=0&feat=directlink
PUZZLE PROJECT in NY (2011)
https://picasaweb.google.com/unipon2kau2/PUZZLEPROJECTInNY2011?authuser=0&feat=directlink
PUZZLE PROJECT from KIX to UAPS
https://picasaweb.google.com/unipon2kau2/UAPSPUZZLEPROJECTFromKIXToUAPS?authuser=0&feat=directlink
PUZZLE PROJECT in KIX (2011)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/osakacp_info/sets/72157626242197260/with/5562972353/
https://picasaweb.google.com/unipon2kau2/PUZZLEPROJECTInKIX?feat=directlink
PUZZLE PROJECT in Toronto (2010)
https://picasaweb.google.com/unipon2kau2/PUZZLEPROJECTInToronto2010?feat=directlink
PUZZLE PROJECT in 2008 (London, U.K.)
https://picasaweb.google.com/unipon2kau2/PUZZLEPROJECT2008InUK?feat=directlink
PUZZLE PROJECT in 2008 (大阪)
https://picasaweb.google.com/unipon2kau2/PUZZLEPROJECT2008InJapanInstallationView?feat=directlink

Co-organizer:
Maison d'art

Organizer:
PUZZLE PROJECT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
Head office
(c/o u:ni:pon2kau2 art project space / a.k.a.UAPS )
+81-6-6313-2644
13-5 Doyama-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan, postal-code 530-0027
E-mail info@puzzle-project.org
Website http://puzzle-project.org/

PLANNER/DIRECTOR:
INABA Takashi (artist / director of art project space “UAPS”)
13-5,Doyama-Cho,Kita-Ku,Osaka,Japan,postal-code 530-0027
+81-(0)6-6313-2644
info@unipon2kau2.com

COMMITTEE MEMBERS
HIDA, Naoki
Christopher McHugh (Newcastle, UK branch)
Eun-Young LEE (Seoul, KOREA branch)

puzzle piece sample
Sample of puzzle piece

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