Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Visit Japan #2: Yokohama Triennale 2008 (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Japan National Tourist Organization London Office)
Title: YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 2008 YOKOHAMA 2008 (International Triennale of Contemporary Art)
Duration: 13 September - 30 November 2008 (79 days / Open Every Day)
Opening hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (entrance until 17:00)
Venue: Central and Waterfront Sites in Yokohama
The Yokohama Triennale series of international exhibitions of contemporary art, first held in 2001, make its third exhibition in 2008.
Based on the comprehensive exhibition theme set by the artistic director, a diverse range of artworks—including videos, installations, photography, painting, and sculpture—by 72 selected artists from 25 different countries and regions are put on display.
While showcasing newly-released artworks of the cutting-edge contemporary art around the globe, the Triennale also features many site-specific works highlighting the distinctive charms of the host city so that it unfolds the large extravaganza of art.
Vigorous supplementary events are conducted during the exhibition period, including symposiums to flesh out the Triennale concept and the workshops and gallery talks to enhance the dialogue among the artists, participants, and the visitors.
The Triennale also seeks to establish and strengthen ties with art organizations and other international exhibition secretariats in Japan and abroad.