The concept of the project: FUSION
This project was started since 2006 by an artist Takashi INABA in Osaka, Japan. It 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 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 outline of working process :
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 owner of the copyright to this project :
Collaboration of INABA Takashi(Planner) and participating artists.