artists & participants
Yokohama Museum of Art, NYK Waterfront Warehouse (BankART Studio NYK）and the surrounding areas
Director General: OSAKA Eriko (Director, Yokohama Museum of Art) Artistic Director: MIKI Akiko www.yokohamatriennale.jp
YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 2011 will be held as initially scheduled from August 6 till November 6.
We would like to express our sincere thanks for all the well wishes and condolence messages that we received from friends and supporters around the world in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Yokohama Triennale 2011 will be held as initially scheduled from August 6 till November 6.
As is suggested in the very title of this year's Triennale, " OUR MAGIC HOUR: How Much of the World Can We Know?" this world we inhabit is full of wonders. It is our wish that the Triennale will shed light on both the ugliness and beauty of human nature, on the diversity and complexity of the world, and in so doing it will help people take the next step beyond these difficult circumstances.
OUR MAGIC HOUR − How Much of the World Can We Know? −
Here at the beginning of the 21st century, I get the feeling that advances in scientific and information technology, such as the Internet, have made the world more knowable than it has ever been in the past. And yet even in our immediate surroundings there remain countless enigmas—mysteries that remain inexplicable by science or reason. At the same time, many of the things we have long taken for granted, such as the concepts of time and space, are being transformed by those same technological developments.
In this, the fourth edition of the Yokohama Triennale, which will be titled "OUR MAGIC HOUR : How Much of the World Can We Know?" I intend to focus on works of art that refer to the mysteries of the world and our everyday lives—such things as magic-like powers, supernatural phenomena, mythology, legend and animism.
I did not choose to focus on these issues out of a desire to question the limits of science, elevate mysticism, or pursue art as a form of entertainment. I pose these questions so that we can turn our eyes to those areas that cannot be figured out by science or reason—areas that have been marginalized; values that we once respected but have forgotten; relationships between nature and humankind that need to be reconsidered, and so on. By investigating these questions, we can get an idea of more flexible, open relationships with the world and alternative views on history and events.
Yokohama Triennale 2011 will take place both outdoors and indoors at two main venues, the Yokohama Museum of Art and BankART Studio NYK. It will include artworks by just over 60 contemporary artists and also some from the museum's collection. From site-specific installations and media work to modern painting and historical objects such as Coptic tapestry fragments, the exhibition will include a wide range of artworks in terms of both age and material.
One of the distinctive features of this Triennale will be that there will be unexpected "encounters" at various corners of the exhibition space. The Triennale will not only include works that involve the participation of viewers, but it will present works with such diverse themes, ages, generations, cultural backgrounds and genres that unlikely dialogues and relations will spring up between them, allowing viewers new interpretations and creative inspiration. A voyage of art appreciation that is entirely unrestricted by existing categories and preconceived ideas will be possible. In addition, because the Yokohama Museum of Art is now one of the main venues, some of the artists work in collaboration with works in the museum's collection. Thus the museum itself will be presented in an entirely new light.
"By learning to accept mysteries and contradictions, by learning to change our perspectives, we might find that suddenly, like magic, the world is open and accessible to us." With this message in mind, Yokohama Triennale 2011 approaches the present age of uncertainty and confusion as an attempt to rethink human existence and our surroundings with the pure curiosity, flexibility and imagination of a child, and without the limiting influence of existing structures and ideas. —MIKI Akiko Artistic Director YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 2011
ARAKI Nobuyoshi ABE Taisuke Michaël BORREMANS James Lee BYARS Massimo BARTOLINI Rina BANERJEE Venanzo CROCETTI Venanzo CROCETTI Mircea CANTOR Peter COFFIN DEWAR & GICQUEL Verne DAWSON Björn DAHLEM Max ERNST Aurélien FROMENT Ryan GANDER SHIMABUKU Damian HIRST Jeppe HEIN HAN Sungpil N.S. HARSHA Henrik HÅKANSSON IWASAKI Takahiro ISHIDA Tetsuya IMAMURA Ryosuke IZUMI Taro IKEDA Manabu JEON Joonho Joachim KOESTER KIM Riyoo Zilvinas KEMPINAS Mike KELLEY KASHIKI Tomoko Sigalit LANDAU René MAGRITTE MAEDA Yukinori Christian MARCLAY NOGUCHI Rika Isamu NOGUCHI Susan NORRIE Carsten NICOLAI Jun NGUYEN-HATSUSHIBA Rivane NEUENSCHWANDER Méret OPPENHEIM ONO Yoko OCHIAI Tam Sudsiri PUI-OCK Wilfredo PRIETO Aleksandr RODCHENKO Tobias REHBERGER Man Ray Ugo RONDINONE SUNAZAWA Bikky SAGA Atsushi SUN Xun SUGIMOTO Hiroshi SATO Ataru TATEISHI Tiger TSAI Charwei TOYA Shigeo TOMII Motohiro TANAKA Koki TAGUCHI Kazuna TANAAMI Keiichi UTAGAWA Kuniyoshi USUKUBO Kaoru Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL YUMOTO Goichi Collection YAMASHITA Mai + KOBAYASHI Naoto YOKOO Tadanori YIN Xiuzhen YAGI Lyota
Contact: Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale email@example.com
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YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 2011
OUR MAGIC HOUR
How Much of the World Can We Know?
Künstler. Direktor: Miki Akiko
Künstler: Nobuyoshi Araki , Abe Taisuke, Michael Borremans, James Lee Byars, Massimo Bartolini, Rina Banerjee, Venanzo Crocetti, Mircea Cantor, Peter Coffin, Daniel Dewar & Gregory Gicquel, Verne Dawson, Björn Dahlem, Max Ernst, Aurelien Froment, Ryan Gander, Shimabuku , Damien Hirst, Jeppe Hein, Han Sungpil, N.S. Harsha, Henrik Håkansson, Iwasaki Takahiro, Ishida Tetsuya, Imamura Ryosuke, Izumi Taro, Ikeda Manabu, Jeon Joonho, Joachim Koester, Kim Riyoo, Zilvinas Kempinas, Mike Kelley, Kashiki Tomoko, Sigalit Landau, René Magritte, Maeda Yukinori, Christian Marclay, Noguchi Rika, Isamu Noguchi, Susan Norrie, Carsten Nicolai, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Rivane Neuenschwander, Meret Oppenheim, Yoko Ono, Tam Ochiai, Sudsiri Pui-Ock, Wilfredo Prieto, Alexander Rodtschenko, Tobias Rehberger, Man Ray, Ugo Rondinone, Sunazawa Bikky, Saga Atsushi, Sun Xun, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sato Ataru, Tateishi Tiger, Tsai Charwei, Toya Shigeo, Tomii Motohiro, Tanaka Koki, Taguchi Kazuna, Keiichi Tanaami, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Usukubo Kaoru, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Yumoto Goichi Collection, Yamashita Mai + Kobayashi Naoto, Tadanori Yokoo, Yin Xiuzhen, Yagi Lyota