Our curate plan nominated
THE CURATE AWARD 2014 FINALIST
by Qatar Museums Authority
& Fondazione Prada
About Curate Award
The competition recognises that we are all curators. Everything we choose and collect to surround us has meaning.
Great curatorial expressions and ideas on how to exhibit can be communicated in all artistic forms and media,
by anyone, whether in the art world or not. Participation in the competition is not limited to aspiring or established curators;
anyone with a great concept is encouraged to enter. A world-renowned jury will judge ideas
on their creativity and social importance, rewarding those with a contemporary and culturally relevant point of view.
They will be looking for an exemplary exhibition that is both far-sighted and critical of the future.
The jury will select 20 finalists from which the overall winner will be decided.
The winning curatorial idea will be realised in an exhibition in either or (but not limited to) Qatar and Italy.
There are no limits to the form or language in which your curatorial concept can be realised. Your exhibition can include any media.
What will you curate?
Curate’s international award is composed by
Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani, President ofl Qatar Museums Authority;
Miuccia Prada, President of Fondazione Prada; Rem Koolhaas, founding partner of The Office of Metropolitan Architecture(OMA);
Nadine Labaki, Libanese filmmaker and actress; Nawal El Moutawakel, Vice President of the International Olympic Committee;
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-director of the Serpentine Gallery, London.
Our Curate plan
metaPhorest, a platform for experimentation, research and production in the realm of “life” themed art/aesthetics
(bio art, bio media art, biological art, bioaesthetics) in reference to developments in bioscience and the theory of life，
It was installed in 2007 in a biological laboratory at the Center for Advanced Biomedical Sciences, Waseda University.
It provides opportunities for artists and designers with an interest in artistic expression focusing on aspects of life,
to stay and work for relatively long periods of time at the scene of bioscientific research,
while sharing experimental facilities and seminars with scientists. The main emphasis of their endeavors is on multilateral research
and expression of the connection between arts and sciences revolving around life, along with the respective social,
intellectual and cultural foundations, carried out through active exchange with artists and researchers in Japan and abroad．
*The title “metaPhorest” carries multiple connotations, such as “metaphor + forest” “meta-forest” and “super-metaphor”
Published on Mar 3, 2014
Film produced / Directed & Edited by Yuki Yoshioka (LAMBDA,BCL)
Visual materials from BCL, metaPhorest,
Appearance on film: Hanna Saito, Shiho Fukuhara (BCL), KIMURA (TASKO inc.)
Soundtrack ‘moiz’ by kyoka from the e.p. ‘2 ufunfunfufu’ (onpa)