Smart Illumination Yokohama is an international art event which started following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. The event is held in an effort to create the nightscapes of Yokohama for the new era by integrating energy conservation and art.
Last year we had more than 180,000 visitors, and 2018 will be the 8th year that became our regular annual event celebrating the fall season in Yokohama.
Based on this objective, Smart Illumination Award aims to discover talented artists who design the nightscapes in the future. We look forward to receiving aspiring works that produce ‘world-class, creative Yokohama nightscapes’ and propose lighting concepts and nightscape concepts suitable for the era of environmentally-friendlly technology.
The deadline for applications : July 31 (Tue) 17:00 must arrive
(Scheduled to be confirmed to participants)
|Exhibition Outline Application Form submission deadline||Wednesday September 18th|
|carrying in / setting||Tuesday, October 30th between 10am to 9:00pm and Wednesday, October 31st between 10am to 3pm|
|Exhibition period||Wednesday October 30st to Sunday November 4th 17:30-21:30|
|Final selection||Sunday, November 4th 20:00 onwards(to be confirmed)|
Ａrt works and products that propose the way of using the light for the new era with consideration of energy conservation,based on the concept of Smart Illumination Yokohama.
※The styles of the works does not matter such as installation, media arts, landscape designs or guest-involving work.
Please choose an exhibition location you prefer.
※Please note that we may not be able to accommodate your preferred location due to the venue restriction.
Please fill out the application form(5pages), send them to Smart Illumination Award 2018 Organization either via email or post.
Address：9F Koyo Building., 2-2 Sakuragi-cho, Naka-ku, YOKOHAMA 231-0062, JAPAN
Smart Illumination Award 2018 Organization （Pep Planning Corporation）
※Works of all qualifiers of the primary screening will be exhibited at Smart Illumination Yokohama 2018.
※Selected excellent works will be posted on the official website for Smart Illumination Yokohama 2018.
Tsutomu Okada (Art Director, Smart Illumination Yokohama 2018 / Senior Curator,Spiral)
OKADA was born in 1963. He joined Wacoal Art Center in 1988 and currently he is the senior curator of Spiral, a complex of cultural facilities run by Wacoal Art Center.
He is in charge of organizing contemporary art exhibitions at Spiral, as well as producing exhibitions and public art projects for other facilities. He served as the curator of the official art program for Expo Aichi 2005.
In addition, he has become the art director of Zou-no-hana-terrace, an art space of Yokohama since 2009 and he has become the art director of"Smart Illumination Yokohama" since 2011.
Masao Koizumi (Architect／Partner at Koizumi Atelier／Professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University, Dr. Eng.)
KOIZUMI’s main fields of architects are such as the schools, halls, and eco-friendly buildings. He designs widely from houses, public architecture, squares and town development. His major works in yokohama: Open Ended House (2004) / ZOU-NO-HANA Park & Terrace (2009) / Koganecho New Studio Site-D (2011) / Konan Ward Office and Fire Station (2017)/ Kotobuki Welfare Center and municipal housing are expected to be completed in 2019.
Katsuhiko Shimizu (Director of Culture, Art, Creative City Promotion Department, Yokohama Cultural and Tourism Bureau)
Katsuhiko Shimizu entered to Yokohama City Government in 1983. He has experienced with a wide range of business such as business reorganization, publicity, personal information protection, IT utilizing promotion etc, related to city administration management. Since 2016, he became the exective director of Yokohama Arts Foundation, and from April 2018, he took the current post as the director of Culture, Art, Creative City Promotion Department at Yokohama Cultural and Tourism Bureau.
Eisuke Tachikawa (Design Strategist, CEO/Founder of NOSIGNER, Guest Associate Professor at Keio University Graduate School of System Design and Management)
Eisuke Tachikawa is a CEO of NOSIGNER, a design activity group with a philosophy of designing the shape of the society (implementation of society with designing), and figuring out the system of coming up with the ideas(structuring the intelligence with designing).
He has worked beyond the field of architecture, graphic design and product as a designer/design strategist, and he had awarded more than 50 prizes at major design competitions in Japan and overseas, including Good Design Gold Award and Design for Asia Grand Award (Hong Kong).
Just 40 hours after Great East Japan Earthquake occurred, he launched WIKI ‘OLIVE,’ a platform where people can share helpful designs at the time of disasters. This ignited the movement of disaster reduction designs after great earthquakes, and led him to do the art direction (in cooperation with Dentsu Inc.) of Tokyo Bousai (“Disaster Preparedness Tokyo”) booklet, issued more than 7.8 million copies, distributed to every household that became the largest scale of antidisaster plan held by Japanese Government.
Masato Nobutoki（Chairman, Smart Illumination Yokohama Executive Committee / Visiting Professor, Yokohama National University ）
Masato Nobutoki graduated from Tokyo University, majored in the department of urban engineering. After he had worked at Mitsubishi Corporation (information industry, development and construction, finance), he held prominent positions such as a project/event officer for Expo 2005 Aichi Japan(in charge of a governmental exhibition project ‘Planning and managing Japanese Pavillion and special events sponsored by Japanese government’), project professor at Tokyo University graduate school(involving the launch of UDCK), a trustee responsible for urban development strategy, at Department of Urban Development and a senior general manager at the headquarters of climate change policy for City of Yokohama, and so on. He has promoted Yokohama Smart City Project and FutureCity Project, and finally got involved with launching Smart Illumination Award. In addition, he is working as a adjunct and part-time teacher at Tokyo University Master’s program in sustainable urban regeneration, an affiliate professor at Kobe University etc.
Our judges will discuss and choose the works based on the following points;
It will be announced on Sunday 4th November (the final day of the exhibition period) at the award ceremony first then updated on the official website for Smart Illumination Yokohama 2018 in late November.
We will provide financial support to exhibitors who reside overseas (as of October 2018) described as below.
Exhibitors must be able to speak either Japanese or English. Exhibitors will be responsible for transporting their works.
City of Yokohama
Smart Illumination Award 2018 Organization (Pep Plannning Corporation)