2010 Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival (Lá Fora… 238)

Nature, Art & Life

Guandu Nature Park, Taipei, Taiwan, April 23– August 29, 2010

Deadline: December 31, 2009

Send entries by e-mail only to guandunaturepark@gmail.com

Artists from all countries are invited to submit proposals for temporary site-specific sculpture installations that raise awareness of “Nature, Art & Life.” Works must be suitable for an urban nature park with an emphasis on wetlands conservation and environmental education. Artists selected for the 2010 Festival will create their artworks during a 3-week residency in Taiwan, April 4 – April 26, 2010, with the public opening participation on weekend April 24 and 25. The time frame to create the installation will be 19 days, and artists must have their works completed by the Press Conference Opening on Friday, April 23. The selected artists will receive a fee of NT$60,000 (about US$1,800), a round-trip economy airfare from their home country to Taiwan, accommodations from April 4 – April 25, some meals provided and assistance from volunteer to create and complete their works.

The Selected artists will create their works at Guandu Nature Park (outdoor and indoor) using sustainable natural materials found on site such as reeds, rice straw, earth, small stones, branches, and some small bamboo as well as recycled bamboo. The park also collected lots of driftwoods. Artists are welcomed to use this new material to design and create a nature installation if they prefer. The artworks should be made by nature materials and last for at least the full 4 months of the exhibition and should survive from potential typhoons, heavy rains as well as hot and dry summer weather.

Artists will design the installation as a semi-permanent artwork, the Guandu Nature Park reserves the right to keep the installation after the 2010 Festival. The artworks will act as opportunities for public interactions and appreciation. The artists are encouraged to work with volunteer to share ideas. A symposium and opening conference will take place during the work period. The artists will be expected to participate in the public interaction during the opening weekend on April 24 and 25.

Yang, Chun-Sen, a well-known contemporary Taiwanese artist, will be the curator for the 2010 Guandu Sculpture Festival. Mr. Yang has a special gift in creating and observing sculpture, earth art and environment art displace.

Contact the curator at guandunaturepark@gmail.com if further question occurs.

See the website at http://www.2009guandu.url.tw/ for information about Guandu Nature Park and the 2009 Festival. All entries will be reviewed, selected and notified by January 12, 2010.

Proposals must be submitted by e-mail and should include the following


· Resume or curriculum vitae should include the mailing address and

contact information of the artist. The artist’s website and e-mail address is preferable in relation to the consideration for the entries.

· 6 images of previous outdoor works that should be related to nature

and the environment (small jpg files up to 1 MG each.)

· Image list must give the title, date made, dimensions, media or

materials used, place of the installation and brief description of each work.

· Based on the theme of “Nature, Art & Life,” the artist should write

a one-page descriptive proposal to express his/her artistic concept, material use, technical process and interaction to support the proposed project.

· Sketch or render the proposed work (scanned or digital image up to

1MG) and include proposed dimensions and materials.

For further information of the 2010 Festival call for:

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Fonte: www.gd-park.org.tw



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