Yokohama Triennale 2008 - Shinko Pier
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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.
An exhibition hall with some 4,300 square meters of exhibition space will be constructed in the Shinko Pier area, one of the oldest sections of the Port of Yokohama. The new structure (scheduled to be completed in August 2008) will be the main venue for the Yokohama Triennale 2008. The design of the exhibition hall includes numerous skylights to bring in natural light, creating a pleasant, relaxed ambience. Nearly 30 artists, including Pedro Reyes, Fischli & Weiss, and Cerith Wyn Evans, will exhibit their works here.
Inquiries: (Hello Dial)
03-5405-8686 (English 9:00-18:00)
From 2008-09-13 To 2008-11-30
10:00-18:00, last entry one hour before closing time
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To kick start its coverage of the Yokohama Triennale, TAB is bringing you a series of photo reports from a variety of locations in Yokohama to give you a glimpse inside this city-wide art extravaganza.
The latest installment in a loose trilogy of adventures featuring Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss dressed as a rat and a bear is showing at Shinko Pier.
The British artist and sound art collective have collaborated to produce one of the triennale's most simple but striking installations.
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