Future for nature INTERNATIONAL MEDALLIC PROJECT 2020

 

The 12th edition of international medallic project called „Future for nature” is a continuation of previous international projects titled „Borders” in 2019, „Faith” in 2018, „Identity” in 2017, „Civilization” in 2016, „Heritage” in 2015, „Bonds” in 2014, “Freedom” in 2013, „Signs of the time” in 2012, „Home” in 2011, „Time” in 2010 and „Dialogue” in 2009. It was addressed to fine arts universities and colleges all over the world, where the contemporary medallic art is being taught and which were interested in taking part in the project. Finally 12 universities’ studios from 10 countries gathered to participate in it and these are from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Japan, Spain, Mexico, Lithuania, Latvia, Portugal, Poland and a group of artists: Mashiko group Medialia ... Rack and Hamper Gallery, USA. Altogether 126 people exchanged their artistic experiences and thoughts about „Future for nature” subject and its interpretations. The whole project shows the vast diversity in perceiving tendencies and development of contemporary medallic art, from formal perspective and widely understood creation in usage of different materials.

This project allows to broadly exchange various experiences in contemporary medallic art from centres in all over the world. It also demonstrates how precious and valuable is the mutual cooperation and the experience gained from it.

 

The project coordinators of this year’s edition are Assistant Professor Sebastian Mikołajczak from Faculty of Fine Arts, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland and  Assistant Professor Shinji Miyasaka from Faculty of Art and Design of the University of Tsukuba, Japan.

 

The last stage of this year's project will be an exhibition which takes place in Oyama Town in Japan at the end of October 2020.  The exhibition organizer  is Assistant Professor Shinji Miyasaka.

 

I am very glad that this year's project was successfully implemented despite Covid-19 pandemic and the uncertain situation all over the world. 

I want to thank all of you for taking part in our project and the effort you have put in it. I hope it will result in further cooperation between the universities and next projects.

 

Project coordinator Assistant Professor Sebastian Mikołajczak