Yokohama Triennale 2008 - Red Brick Warehouse

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Number 1 Space

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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.

The two historic Red Brick Warehouses on Shinko Pier were built in the early years of the twentieth century as model government warehouses, and even today they still exude the bygone aura of Meiji-era Japan (1868-1912). Yokohama Triennale 2008 exhibits, including works by Rirkrit Tiravanija and Chelfish, will be situated mainly on the second and third floors of Warehouse No. 1, while the Akarenga Hall on the third floor will play host to various events such as performances, concerts and lectures.

The event's other main venues are the Shinko Pier and BankArt Studio NYK.

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