Art Gallery

Submission Deadline: 1 July 2018, 23:59 UTC/GMT


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SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Art Gallery will showcase media artworks that embody artistic visions and creative applications of new media for aesthetic achievement. The Art Gallery program will present a curated exhibition to engage, challenge and entertain the conference audience, with media artworks via open call as well as by invitation.

In response to the main conference theme CROSSOVER, two artefacts have been identified to stimulate the art gallery exhibition in 2018 as two interrelated organisms in a communication system, namely Candle TV (1975) by Nam June Paik and Mannbi (1981), a mask used in classical Japanese musical drama Noh, by Aya Iwai. Artists are invited to submit artworks based on their interpretations of the relations between the chosen artefacts, i.e. the mediating agents. These interpretations will inform the curatorial framework of the exhibition, and ultimately be selected into a collection of artworks that reflect the states mediated by the chosen artefacts, including but not limited to: Dialogue, Overlap, Interference, Congruence, Rejection and Island.

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  1. Dialogue
    A state in which two organisms engage in an exchange of contexts, medium and/or aesthetics
  2. Overlap
    A state in which two organisms connect and share common ground on contexts, medium and/or aesthetics
  3. Interference
    A state in which the contexts, medium and/or aesthetics of two organisms correlate and form a new resultant field of meaning aesthetics
  4. Congruence
    A state in which two organisms coincide in harmony, enhancing the compatible contexts, medium and/or aesthetics
  5. Rejection
    A state in which two organisms are considered in conflict and mutually exclusive in terms of contexts, medium and/or aesthetics
  6. Island
    A state in which the contexts, medium and/or aesthetics are developed in isolation due to the deficiency of the two organisms

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  1. Binary polar annotation indicating kind of family
  2. Open system able of external interaction
  3. Closed system without reactivity to outside impulses
  4. Sub classification of family
  5. Area of direct declining influence
  6. Area of field condition


Art Gallery Chair

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City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong


Art Gallery Co-Chair

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City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong


How To Submit

Submissions are due on 1 July 2018, 23:59 UTC/GMT.

Please review and carefully follow the submission requirements below. Incomplete or wrongly completed submissions will not be considered. For each submission, please complete the following requirements:

Information about Work

  • Basic information: Title, date of completion, abstract, and summary.
  • For Art Gallery submission, publishable (with proofread edited English) artist statement (200-300 words) and technical description (100 - 200 words) are required.

Technical Requirements*
*only for Art Gallery submission form.

Specifications of your work, including size, weight, light and sound emission; lighting and sound requirements; spatial, network, and electrical needs; etc.

Submission Files

For Art Gallery:

  • Main image: One representative image in JPG format suitable for use in print and promotional materials (see image format requirements below).
  • Additional Detail Image: In JPG
  • Web image: In JPG or PNG format, max. 200 KB for website publication.
  • Floor plan: Submit detailed layout of space needed for installation, including power requirements, exact dimensions of floor space and height, lighting, audio, power sources, furniture such as tables, etc. See Sample Floor Plan.
  • Visual documentation: In addition to the images above, include up to three visual files for each submission (three images and one video). At a minimum, include one image. Video documentation is expected for installation, kinetic, or interactive works. Videos need to be formatted as QuickTime (.mov) files of up to three minutes in length and maximum 200 MB.
  • For further questions regarding staging and logistics needs, please connect with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Manage Contributors

  • List of project collaborators (if any).

Please note: All entries must be uploaded to the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System. No discs or drives will be accepted.

Educator's Resources Submission Option

Those submitting content to a SIGGRAPH conference have the option of donating materials of educational value to ACM SIGGRAPH online resources for the benefit of the education community. Learn more.

For more information about uploading files for your submission, please see Uploading Files.

For additional submission information, please see the FAQs.


Online submission forms must be completed no later than 1 July 2018, 23:59 UTC/GMT | 1 July 2018, 16:59 Los Angeles (U.S.A. - California) | 2 July 2018, 01:59 Paris (France) | 2 July 2018, 08:59 Tokyo (Japan)

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Selections will be made by a panel of digital art experts according to the following criteria:

  • Overall impact of the work
  • Relevance to the Call for Submissions
  • Quality of accompanying artist statement
  • Creative use of media
  • Depth of critical exploration

Notice To Contributors

All contributors to SIGGRAPH Asia Annual Conferences are now required to use ACM's rights management system to grant rights to publish accepted content rather than through the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System. Essentially, submission tracking, jury review, and acceptance remain the same, but now the rights management is through ACM, the parent organization of SIGGRAPH Asia.

You will be asked to complete an ACM rights management form, which includes permission to record and distribute the audio and video of your recorded presentation through official channels of ACM/SIGGRAPH Asia. For most content types, this will be a Permission and Release form, which allows authors to retain copyright.

More Information on these options (the FAQ is particularly useful)

As a contributor to an ACM-sponsored event, the following expectations apply to you, should your content be accepted for presentation:

  • You have the permission to use everything that is in your presentation. This includes securing permission to use third-party material, and providing documentation of that permission to ACM. (More information on the proper use of third-party material in your presentation)
  • If you are using copyrighted musical compositions in your presentation, you must secure performing rights licenses.
  • You must have the authority to grant ACM the right to distribute your presentation.

Once your contribution is accepted, you will receive a link via email to the appropriate form for your contribution.

Upon Acceptance

Artists will receive acceptance and rejection notices via email. Detailed information and instructions will then be sent to artists along with the acceptance letter. You must promptly complete and return the following:

  • Shipping Information Form
  • Equipment Rental Form

Presenter and Contributor Recognition

Please see the Recognition Policy for a summary of what you will receive if your work and/or proposal are accepted by SIGGRAPH Asia 2018.

Presenters are expected to cover their own travel costs, which are not covered by SIGGRAPH Asia 2018. You can apply for a 100% discount per accepted submission via the submission system. If additional contributors need to access the Art Gallery for presentation purposes, they can request for an experience passes that allows you to enter the Art Gallery area. Please email us via the following email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


All work selected for the SIGGRAPH Asia Art Gallery will also be documented in the SIGGRAPH website and ACM Digital Library.


In general, accepted artists are responsible for bringing or shipping their work to SIGGRAPH Asia in Tokyo, Japan. Artists are also responsible for return shipping after the conference.


We will work closely with you to ensure proper and effective installation of your work. You must send exhibition-ready work. Prints must be framed and ready to hang, three-dimensional works must be assembled and ready for display, installation works must be complete with detailed set-up instructions and diagrams, etc. Exhibition installation will be accomplished by professionals, although complex works will need your individual participation, so you should plan to arrive early to assist with installation.

Note: If your work arrives at the convention center, and it is not as depicted in your submission or is not ready for installation, we reserve the right to exclude it from the exhibition.

Other Details

You will be able to update your basic submission information so that it can be included in the conference program and website. This information needs to be finalized two weeks after acceptance. If you wish to attend SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 in Tokyo, Japan, registration and travel costs are at your own expense.


Submission Process

Upon Acceptance

At The Conference

Expanded Audience


What type of artwork is acceptable for submission?

  • 2D and 3D artwork, such as digital prints, paintings, and sculptures
  • Time-based works: film, video, animation, game, and mixed media performances
  • Interactive, electronically-mediated artworks using music, sound, digital audio, interactive instruments
  • Multimedia installations, social engagement art, game art, mobile and handheld device art
  • Web-based art, responsive media, robotics, touch-screens, augmented reality (AR) installations, facial and sound recognition, and any newly invented responsive media
  • Artworks use digital communities: including alternative networks, mobile, and locative media
  • Bio-art, transgenic art, and wearable art
  • Works of design and architecture
  • Space art, environmental art, landscape
  • Collaborative projects between different fields of art, science and technology

If your work does not obviously fit into one of these categories, please choose the one that seems most appropriate. Your work will not be rejected because it does not conform to one of these categories.

My work has an aesthetic component, but it is mainly a demonstration of a technology I developed. Where should I submit it?

Please submit it to Emerging Technologies.

If I am interested in submitting an electronically mediated performance, what sort of limitations should I be aware of?

The SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Art Gallery welcomes proposals for all kinds of electronically mediated performances. However, we will not be able to present all deserving projects due to limitations in availability of suitable venues.

Your performance should be no longer than one hour in length, and you should be able to repeat the performance at least twice during the conference.

You will be responsible for all set-up and tear-down (we will provide volunteers to help). You are also responsible for supplying your own equipment. If you have a performance that does not fit well into these parameters, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss possible solutions. There may be other opportunities for you at SIGGRAPH Asia.

Can I submit a video documenting my work?

For performances, installations, and any interactive art that changes over time, you should submit a digital video that shows the evolution of the work, in addition to still images for documentation.

Is digital video art accepted?

Yes, if there is a significant use of creative digital techniques to alter the video, if the piece incorporates computer animation, or if it expands on aesthetic issues described in the Art Gallery Call for Participation.

Is SIGGRAPH Asia accepting sculptures?

Yes, sculptures that are interactive, robotic, electronic, or part of an installation are encouraged. Works that utilize rapid prototyping, that make use of embedded systems, or combine traditional media with digital systems are also welcome.

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Submission Process

Where do I send my submission materials?

All work must be submitted via the SIGGRAPH Asia Art Gallery Online Submission Form. Do not send printed proposals or slides in physical form through the mail.

How many pieces can I submit to the SIGGRAPH Asia Art Gallery?

There is no limit. Submit as many as you like. But you must complete and submit a separate submission form for each work, unless your work is a series (see below).

If my work is a series, how should I submit it?

You should submit all pieces of the series under the same submission form. Be aware that if you specify that the pieces can NOT be split up, the jury will have to agree on all of the works in the series, so the work may be harder to accept. If your series does not hold together without each of the component parts, make sure you check "Please do not split up." Do not use this category to submit multiple artworks unless they are a series.

Can I submit a detail of my art work along with the image?


Will you accept my work without an artist's statement?

No. All submissions must include a 200-300 word publishable (with proofread edited English) artist's statement. Your statement must address the conceptual aspects of the work. You must also include a 100-200 word publishable technical statement.

Can I submit a URL rather than images of my work?

No. You must submit images of your work so that we can publish an image of your work. You may submit a URL so that we can get additional information about your work if needed.

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Upon Acceptance

Will SIGGRAPH Asia pay for shipping and framing?

No, you are responsible for framing (NO glass, please), crating, shipping, and in-transit insurance. You must pack and ship your artwork professionally and safely. Packing peanuts are NOT acceptable. Work that arrives at SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 in substandard condition may be pulled from the show.

I have an over-sized work that I just want push-pinned to the wall. Is this acceptable?

No. Your work must be professionally framed. We reserve the right to pull works that are not framed to our specifications.

Can I display a visual postcard with my work on it in the art gallery?

Yes. Each artist will be encouraged to send or bring 4.25-cm x 6-cm color postcards with an image of the work on the front and information about the piece on the back. These will be displayed and available for attendees (so bring plenty). No commercial promotional materials will be allowed.

Will SIGGRAPH Asia pay for any duty or taxes on international shipments?

No. You are responsible for all import and export expenses.

Does SIGGRAPH Asia have funding to ship my equipment to the conference?

No. Many artists who have participated in previous SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia Art Galleries have received funding from local arts organizations or national councils. We will be happy to provide a letter of reference should you require it.

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At The Conference

If I show my work at SIGGRAPH Asia, will I have to watch my equipment?

Yes. You will need to have enough people to watch your installation or art piece if it requires monitoring.

Do I need to install my own work?

We will work closely with you to ensure proper and effective installation of your work. Exhibition installation will be accomplished by professionals, although complex works will need your individual participation, so you should plan to arrive early to assist with the installation.

Will SIGGRAPH Asia pay for my accommodations and travel expenses?

No. You are responsible for your own expenses.

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Expanded Audience

Can I submit the same piece to multiple programs?

No. Submit your work to the program you feel is most appropriate.

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All deadlines are 23:59 UTC/GMT.

1 July 2018
Submission Deadline

June to August 2018
Jury Reviews

13 September 2018
Acceptance Notification

2 October 2018
Final Materials Due

September to October 2018
Shipping, insurance, and installation arrangements made with accepted submissions

4 - 7 December 2018
SIGGRAPH Asia 2018

*Publications content will be available in the ACM Digital Library one week prior to the conference.

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