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.

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Yokohama Triennale 2008 - BankArt Studio NYK

at BankArt Studio NYK
in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
This event has ended - (2008-09-13 - 2008-11-30)

In Photo Reports by Olivier Krischer 2008-09-16

'Torary' seems to be a guerilla ''truck gallery'', possibly gatecrashing the Triennale! Yay~! Apparently they will be parked right here throughout, between the Red Brick Warehouses and BankART Studio NYK.

Yokohama at dusk, as seen from this waterfront building.

Min Tanaka is supposed to be performing his 'ba-odori' random site-specfic dances around here, meanwhile there is a shack full of his works, on monitors, books, and so on.

An installation by Nikhil ChopraThis girl was busy sketching Wampler's 'sculpture' — was she part of the work I wondered? Working title: 'Large-scale flexible & sexy self-cannibalizing naked vampire'...

One of a handful of Japanese artists this year, Aki Sasamoto. Between this and Rodney Graham, potatoes are clearly de rigueur now...

Takehisa Kosugi's uncanny installation, filled with electronic insects...

Marina Abramović's would-be solarium tables enticed one viewer to strip to his underwear, mount the ladder and give it a try.A large installation of paintings and other related bits and symbolic pieces by Natsuyuki Nakanishi.

Although he has shown a similar work before, Saburo Teshigawara's dance/installation seems certain to be one of the highlights.

Imagine the sound of crunching glass...

Herman Nitsch will probably shock a few unsuspecting, happy viewers...

With Saburo Teshigawara on its cover ART iT seems to have been judicious in its choice of artist to symbolize the Triennale.

Olivier Krischer

Olivier Krischer. Olivier is a relative newcomer to Japan, but has been an outside observer for many years. While trying to concentrate on researching recent artistic exchanges between Japan and China, he instead often ends up seeing 'yet another' exhibition. He doesn’t like admitting it, but he harbours photographic aspirations, depending on the weather. He has long focused his interest on photomedia, issues surrounding modernity in Asia, as well as recent art from China, Korea and Japan. » See other writings


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