Yokohama Triennale 2008 - BankArt Studio NYK

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The Yokohama Triennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art held once every three years. The inaugural edition was held in 2001, and this year marks its 3rd installment. Based on a comprehensive exhibition theme decided upon by the artistic director, a diverse range of artworks—including video, installation, photography, painting and sculpture—by about 60 to 70 artists selected from countries all over the world will be put on display.
While the Triennale will mainly showcase newly-commissioned cutting-edge works of contemporary art from around the globe, it will also feature many site-specific works highlighting the distinctive charms of the host city. Supplementary events will also be held during the exhibition period, including symposiums to flesh out the Triennale concept, as well as workshops and gallery talks to promote dialogue among artists, participants and visitors. The Triennale will also seek to establish and strengthen ties with art organizations and other international exhibition secretariats both in Japan and abroad.

The NYK Waterfront Warehouse, built in 1952, is a three minute walk from the Bashamichi subway station. After having served as a distribution warehouse for shipping company Nippon Yusen (NYK Line), and then as the site for the NYK Archives Museum, the building currently houses BankART Studio NYK. Following a partial renovation, the second and third floors of the building will be used as the main exhibition spaces for the Yokohama Triennale 2008. About 20 artists will install their works here, including Matthew Barney, Kosugi Takehisa, and Joan Jonas.

The event's other main venues are the Shinko Pier and Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Number 1 Space.

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Olivier Krischer tablog review

Yokohama Triennale 2008: BankART Studio NYK

BankART Studio NYK, a former bank building converted into an art space, is one of the key venues in the Triennale, housing work by some twenty artists.

Yelena Gluzman tablog review

Yokohama Triennale 2008: Aki Sasamoto

NY-based artist Aki Sasamoto explains her exploration of memory, daily life and habit through performance and installation art.

Lena Oishi tablog review

Yokohama Triennale 2008: Matthew Barney

Matthew Barney leaves his mark on the triennale with his signature use of rituals and ooze.

Makoto Hashimoto tablog review



Yuya Suzuki tablog review



Baba Shinichi tablog review



donald_japantimes: (2008-09-18 at 14:09)

Moments of redemption
Special to The Japan Times

The lineup for this year's event raised some eyebrows when it was first announced — leaning, as it does, quite heavily on performance art, theater and dance rather than more static art forms. As such, some of the best moments promise to be the most fleeting ...

donald_japantimes: (2008-09-18 at 16:09)

Interview: Artistic director Tsutomu Mizusawa delves into the 'Time Crevasse'
By Edan Corkill
Japan Times Staff writer

Why performance?

Well, when you have this many contemporary art biennales and triennales taking place around the world (one count puts it at about 120), there is a danger of them becoming homogenized.

donald_japantimes: (2008-09-18 at 16:09)

Yokohama Triennale curators puzzle locals
By Andrew Maerkle
Special to The Japan Times

As they continue to proliferate around the world, so-called biennial and triennial "mega-exhibitions" are undergoing reassessment. Curators neither want to be tied down to checklist-style identity politics nor to seem imperialist or old guard ...

jercortial: (2008-09-18 at 21:09)

I'm not sure that scheduling quite a lot of performance is a sign of curating liberty. Maybe they just tried to gather quite famous artists in japan, without taking curating risks. So it lacks surprises and interresting works... In comparaison to "static" contemporary art, performance seems to be well accepted in japan, and sometimes it slides out of category... (dance, theater...etc). I also regret the fact that their was a lot of old works (historical videos) that should have no place in such a triennale but in a "museum". I don't even feel that it is justified by this concept "time crevasse" wich sound more like a cool title. Maybe this olds video are just here to gain credibility with famous artists again and don't help a lot with comprehesion of the works arounds. Maybe I'm wrong but I drop a few lines, hope it could generate discussions.
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ameg: (2008-09-24 at 01:09)


ramarama: (2008-11-05 at 16:11)


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