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Koganecho Bazaar 2018 Open Call for Project Plan
April 6 (Fri) - May 6 (Sun), 2018



 We are delighted to announce that we will hold the 11th Koganecho Bazaar 2018 from September 21 (Fri) to October 28 (Sun). Theme of this year is Flying Supermarket. In this occasion, Koganecho Bazaar 2018 open call welcomes proposal from artists that resonate with this year's theme till May 6 (Sun), 2018. Applicants are invited to propose any genres of works or workshops, while our selection standards are if the proposal can creatively use our facilities and will be active during the whole term. Further, only acceptable are original and unpublished works.

 To apply, please download and complete an application form. Applicants should be sure to outline a proposed presentation format and discuss their presentation's concerns, as they relate to Koganecho Bazaar 2018. A work sample relevant to the proposal is also required.
 All materials must be sent through E-mail by May 6, 2018.

■■ Condition for Application ■■

Condition for Application_PDF(111KB)update: April 12, 2018

■■ Application Form ■■

Application Form_[Form 1-5]_xlsx(109KB)update: April 12, 2018
Application Form_[Form 1-5]_PDF(110KB)update: April 12, 2018

■■ Application Outline ■■

1. Application Acceptance Period
April 6 (Fri) - May 6 (Sun), 2018
* Applications must be sent through E-mail by this date.

2. Numbers of Selection
A total of five applicants will be selected
*Depending on the results of the selection process, the actual number selected may be more or less than the foreseen number.

3. About Possible Venues

A. Former brothel buildings
(buildings have approximately 20㎡ spaces each on ground and first floor)

B. Studios and gallery spaces under the railways

C. Vacant spaces under the railways

D. River and Bridge

E. Murals

F. Window galleries

G. A part of stores (like restaurants).

After the selection process, the actual location of the proposed project will be discussed between the organizers and artist. It's strictly not allowed for applicants to make inspection and negotiation with the locals without our permission.

Proposals that do not refer to a specific place are available. 

5. Method of Submission
Download the application materials (forms 1 to 5) from the website and submit them by E-mail.
Submissions will be accepted by E-mail.
Send the application materials as attachments to the e-mail address provided below Data up to a total of 25 MB in capacity may be accepted by E-mail. For applications larger than capacity, use a file delivery service or upload the files to your own server and send us a link. Video works should be uploaded on YouTube, Vimeo or your own server.
E-mail address for submissions: koganechobazaar2018@gmail.com 

■■ About the theme: Flying Supermarket ■■

 "Bazaar" originally means a market that appeared at crossing points in the Middle East. Thereby, energetic trades of local stuffs and handcrafts occurred, and further, culture and knowledge were introduced to different places as well as commercial matters. At the very beginning, bazaar opened just around gates of a town. As time goes on, it gradually developed and expanded from gates to streets to crossing points and to an area including plats.
 The first Koganecho Bazaar in 2008 sought for being an "Unbelievable True Bazaar" and spread out with various projects including music and foods rather than only fine art. As a result, the Bazaar became a turning point to change image of this area where used to be a prostitution quarter. This year's Bazaar aims to refresh and update the "Unbelievable True Bazaar", as a supermarket originally appears to be super[over, beyond]-market. This time, venues will unfold not only in studios under tracks and former brothels that the past Bazaars used, but also to niches of the cities such as murals, stores, window galleries, other spaces outside, and rather, community around Koganecho. Generally speaking, supermarkets are chained and standardized. However, they slightly change their goods and layouts for each place and area, permeating through lifestyle and culture of the local people. Likewise, with the theme Flying Supermarket, Koganecho Bazaar 2018 tries to fly out the present borderline of machi "a city" and to become a field where various people and knowledge come and go so that each other are accelerated by their different perspectives and trades.

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