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Summary

The Yokohama Triennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art held in the city of Yokohama once every three years. The exhibition features both internationally renowned and up-and-coming artists, and presents the latest trends and expressions in contemporary art.

Since its inauguration in 2001, the Yokohama Triennale has addressed the relationship between Japan and the world, and the individual and society, and reexamined the social role of art from a variety of perspectives, in response to a world in constant flux.

The first three editions of the Yokohama Triennale (2001, 2005, 2008) were primarily organized and overseen by the Japan Foundation to enhance cultural exchange between Japan and other countries and cultures through contemporary art. The City of Yokohama took charge of the triennale beginning with the fourth edition in 2011, and since that time, the Yokohama Museum of Art has served as the main exhibition venue. The triennale is currently the leading project in the Creative City Yokohama Measures and is also a national project supported by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs.

The Yokohama Triennale and Its Mission

MISSION

The Yokohama Triennale, one of the leading international exhibitions of contemporary art in Japan, will spearhead the development of Creative City Yokohama and cultivate a spiritually rich society that embraces diversity.

GOALS

To open
new channels
through art

By celebrating contemporary art, the Yokohama Triennale provides opportunities to engage in a wide range of expressions, which transcend a given genre or era, to foster better understanding among people from many different generations and backgrounds.

To engage
with the world

As a national project, the Yokohama Triennale strives to contribute to international exchange and mutual understanding through its commitment to conveying new principles and values.

To engage
with the community

The Yokohama Triennale will make the most of Yokohama’s unique resources by collaborating with its Creative City partners.

GUIDING POLICIES
Striving for excellence / Nurturing future generations Engaging with the Community /
Celebrating art / Attracting business and tourism

Organization

Yokohama Triennale is organized by City of Yokohama, Yokohama Arts Foundation,
Japan Broadcasting Corporation(NHK), The Asahi Shimbun, and Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale.

Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale
Honorary Presidents UEDA Ryoichi (President, NHK [Japan Broadcasting Corporation])  
  HAYASHI Fumiko (Mayor, City of Yokohama) 【Representative】
WATANABE Masataka (President and CEO, The Asahi Shimbun)  
Committee Members ICHIMURA Tomoichi (Director, Cultural Projects and Business Development Division,The Asahi Shimbun)  
OSAKA Eriko (Director, Yokohama Museum of Art)  
SASAKI Tateshi (Senior Associate Director, Cultural Promotions Center, NHK [Japan Broadcasting Corporation])  
SAWA Kazuki (President, Tokyo University of the Arts)  
SUMIKAWA Kiichi (Chairperson, Yokohama Arts Foundation) 【Chairperson】
TAKASHINA Shuji (Director, Ohara Museum of Art)  
TATEHATA Akira (President, Tama Art University)  
TSUKA Hiroko (Executive Vice President, The Japan Foundation)  
NAKAYAMA Kozue (Director General of Culture and Tourism Bureau, City of Yokohama)  
Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale Office
Senior Managing Director JINBU Hiroshi (City of Yokohama)
Managing Director HORIE Takeshi (Yokohama Arts Foundation)
Managers OBIGANE Akio (The Asahi Shimbun)
KASHIWAGI Tomoh (Yokohama Arts Foundation)
TANAKA Yoshinori (Japan Broadcasting Corporation[NHK])
NODA Hifumi (City of Yokohama)
Project Manager HOASHI Aki (Yokohama Arts Foundation)
Special Committee
Artistic Director Selection Committee
Auditor
Bay-Tax Tax Co.

2017.4.18