World Art Show: Triennale Yokohama 2008
New York, September 5 – The third installation of Yokohama Triennale will start from September 13 in the historic port city of Yokohama. Triennale, the international art show taken place in every three years, has begun in Yokohama in 2001, inspired by the Biennale of Venice, Italy, which has over 100 years of history. Yokohama Triennale has been inviting artists from several countries for each event, and this year’s Triennale features 70 artists from 35 countries. The event is themed as “time crevasse” for timeless and intercultural capacity of art, and Yokohama’s historical international atmosphere has been creating Japan’s recent art-oriented and international minded culture among the young generations.
The exhibition includes modern art works in different format such as audio-visual, installation, photography, illustration and sculpture. The event chose the venues that enhance the uniqueness of each art piece, as well as exhibit Japan’s mixture of old and new: The exhibition’s main building is the Red Brick Warehouse built in 1911, and the interior is completely renovated for art exhibitions. In the 150th anniversary of the opening of the port of Yokohama, Triennale also indicates the modern Japanese art scene that has been influencing international art scenes these days.
Tsutomu Muzusawa: Chief curator, the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama, Japan
Daniel Birnbaum: Director of the Städelschule Art Academy and Director of the Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Hu Fang: Artistic Director of the Vitamin Creative Space, Guanfzhou, China
Akiko Miyake: Program Director, Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu, Japan
Hans Ulrich Obrist: Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects, the Serpentine Gallery, Switzerland
Beatrix Ruf: Director, Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland
Access from Tokyo:
Yokohama Station, the center of Yokohama area, is approximately 30 minutes from downtown and central Tokyo area by train.
Official website: www.yokohamatriennale.jp
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Nori Akashi, Public Relations Manager
Japan National Tourist Organization
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