Last Updated:Nov 6, 2020

Yokohama Triennale 2020 Photo Report

This year’s event moved in a more international direction.

Yokohama Triennale 2020 runs July 17–October 11, 2020. The title of this year’s festival directed by New Delhi’s Raqs Media Collective is “afterglow.” Topics such as the co-existence of care and toxicity are explored. Raqs Media Collective states: We are now in the afterglow of an unfamiliar, viral, and partly unreadable time.

In addition to having its first non-Japanese director, this year’s Triennale hosts a more international mix of artists than previous editions. Of the 67 artists and groups, roughly half are showing work in Japan for the first time. The event’s main site is Yokohama Museum of Art, as in past years. There are also displays at Plot 48 and NYK Maritime Museum, as well as online performance art videos called Episōdos.

Reservations are required for admission.

Installation view with Fumiaki Aono works
Installation view with Fumiaki Aono works

Nick Cave 'Kinetic Spinner Forest' (2016) ©Nick Cave
Nick Cave 'Kinetic Spinner Forest' (2016) ©Nick Cave

Chen Zhe, 'Windows of Paradox' (2020) ©Chen Zhe
Chen Zhe, 'Windows of Paradox' (2020) ©Chen Zhe

Max De Esteban 'Red-Dot Prints (from 'Twenty Red Lights') (2017) CGAC Collection, Santiago de compostela
Max De Esteban 'Red-Dot Prints (from 'Twenty Red Lights') (2017) CGAC Collection, Santiago de compostela

Installation View of Yokohama Triennale 2020 at Yokohama Museum of Art
Installation View of Yokohama Triennale 2020 at Yokohama Museum of Art

Park Chan-kyong, 'Belated Bosal' (2019) 
©Park Chan-kyong

Ingela Ihrman, 'The Giant Hogweed' (2016)(recreated in 2020), ©Ingela Ihrman
Ingela Ihrman, 'The Giant Hogweed' (2016)(recreated in 2020), ©Ingela Ihrman

Tsherin Sherpa, '54 views of Wisdom and Compassion' (2013) Courtesy of the artist and Rossi & Rossi
Tsherin Sherpa, '54 views of Wisdom and Compassion' (2013) Courtesy of the artist and Rossi & Rossi

Renuka Rajiv, 'Companionship and Contrast' (2015–)
Renuka Rajiv, 'Companionship and Contrast' (2015–)

Teppei Kaneuji, 'White Discharge (Figure/203)' (2003–2020)
Teppei Kaneuji, 'White Discharge (Figure/203)' (2003–2020)

Plot 48 Site
Plot 48 Site

Amol K. Patil, 'Reminiscent' (2019) ©Amol K. Patil
Amol K. Patil, 'Reminiscent' (2019) ©Amol K. Patil

Elena Knox'Volcana Brainstorm' (2019/2020) ©Elena Knox2020, Courtesy of the artist and Anomaly Tokyo
Elena Knox'Volcana Brainstorm' (2019/2020) ©Elena Knox2020, Courtesy of the artist and Anomaly Tokyo

Farah Al Qasimi 'Jazirat Al Hamra 2020' (2020) ©Farah Al Qasimi, Courtesy of The Third Line and Helena Anrathe
Farah Al Qasimi 'Jazirat Al Hamra 2020' (2020) ©Farah Al Qasimi, Courtesy of The Third Line and Helena Anrathe

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Jennifer Pastore

Jennifer Pastore

Jennifer Pastore is a writer, editor, and translator for Tokyo Art Beat. Her thoughts on the Japanese art scene can also be found at artscape Japan and in other publications.

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