Yokohama Triennale 2008: “The Echo” at ZAIM

ZAIM is holding an exhibition of young Japanese artists, while “After Hours”, a non-Triennale set of panel discussions was also held nearby.

poster for

"The Echo" Exhibition

at Zaim
in the Yokohama, Kanagawa area
This event has ended - (2008-09-13 - 2008-10-05)

In Photo Reports by Olivier Krischer 2008-09-17

''The Echo'' is showcasing a substantial selection of ''next generation'' young artists from Japan, and is accompanied by performances and lectures throughout the week.

Takaaki Izumi.

Detail of a work by Kei Takemura.

Koichi Enomoto.Akihiko Amano.

Kengo Kito.

Just next door on the Shinko Pier, a parallel but technically non-Triennale project called ''After Hours'' was being held — a collaborative space of discussion organized by people from the National University for the Arts, the NPO Arts Initiative Tokyo [AIT], and Far East Contemporaries [FEC].

On Sunday an 'experimental symposium' titled ''New Institutionalism in Asia'' concluded four days of discussions and performances.

This brought together many artists and art professionals from artist run spaces, artist residencies, independent arts organizations, as well as artists and independent curators. In this picture, from left to right: Fumihiko Sumitomo [AIT], Roger McDonald [AIT], editor and graphic designer Ou Ning and independent researcher and curator Pauline J.Yao

They discussed the current and future possibilities of art in the face of increased institutionalism, in the contexts of China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong and the Philippines.

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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