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Yokohama Triennale 2017

The Triennale to connect the disconnected world


Yokohama Triennale started in 2001 as the international art exhibition to take place in the urban setting of Yokohama. The title of the 6th edition is “Islands, Constellations & Galapagos;” the title represents connection and disconnection, imagination and creativity, originality and diversity. The artists provide new points of view of the world, where we face increasing conflicts and division as the process of globalization continues.

AI-Weiwei,2016_t“Constellations” of the title connotes the unique presentation of this year’s edition: it is made up of a series of solo exhibitions by around 40 participating artists and groups. The participants all have strong and unique presences: Ai Weiwei deals with the issues of refugees in Europe; Wael Shawky recreates the events of the Crusades using classical Arabic, the language of the “Quran,” in order to weave history from Arabic point of view; Tsuyoshi Ozawa tells ‘another story’ of historical figures through paintings and videos; and UJINO attempts to face through his art the products of ‘post-industrial era’ such as robot and AI. Each artist will be featured individually while loosely connecting to the Triennale’s theme, culminating in a complex narrative.

Besides Yokohama Museum of Art, the Triennale also uses historical architectural buildings including Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1 and Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall as venues. During the event, other art programs such as “Koganecho Bazaar 2017” and “Smart Illumination Yokohama 2017” will also take place. You can enjoy the diverse kinds of art apt to the atmosphere of the port city.

(Text: Naoko Aono)

 “Yokohama Triennale 2017: Islands, Constellations & Galapagos”
Dates: August 4th (Fri) – November 5th (Sun), 2017
Yokohama Museum of Art (3-4-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa) / Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1 (1-1-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa) / Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall (Basement) (1-6 Hon-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa)
Hours: 10:00-18:00, closed on the second and fourth Thursdays
Ticket: 1,800 yen
Inquiry: tel. +81(0)3-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)
Special Sponsor: Warehouse TERRADA

Paola PIVI, I and I (must stand for the art), 2014
Photo: Guillaume Ziccarelli, Courtesy of the Artist & Perrotin

AI Weiwei, Safe Passage, 2016
© Ai Weiwei Studio




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