YOKOHAMA 2001: International Triennale of Contemporary Art

MEGA WAVE — Towards a New Synthesis

Yokohama Triennale 2001
Tsubaki Noboru + Muroi Hisashi The Insect World / Locust 2001 photo by Mikio Kurokawa

September 2–November 11 (67 days)

Artistic directors: KOHMOTO Shinji, TATEHATA Akira, NAKAMURA Nobuo, NANJO Fumio
Main venues: Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall (C,D), Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1
Number of Participated artists: 109
Number of works: 113
Total project cost: Approx. 7billion yen
Total number of visitors (to paid venues):
Approx. 350,000 (Approx. 350,000)
Number of tickets sold: Approx. 170,000
Volunteer registration: 719

The first edition of Yokohama Triennale set out to explore the distinct features of Yokohama, using the former red brick warehouse, as well as the Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall and other nearby locations as exhibition venues. In addition, by introducing Asian artists and presenting multidisciplinary works, the event explored a new approach to find an international exhibition that would be unique to Yokohama. One work, shaped like a huge locust, measuring some 35 meters in length, appeared on the exterior of the InterContinental Yokohama Grand Hotel. It was greeted with excitement by local residents for its sheer scale and unconventional form. Attracting a record number of 350,000 visitors, the event provided the general public with an excellent opportunity to see contemporary art.

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Organizers The Japan Foundation; City of Yokohama; Japan Broadcasting Corporation ( NHK ) ; The Asahi Shimbun; Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale
Under the Auspices of Ministry of Foreign Affairs ; Agency for Cultural Affairs; Kanagawa Shimbun
Special Support Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd.; Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.; Benesse Corporation
Sponsors Mori Building Co., Ltd.; Omron Corporation; Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation Kanagawa Branch Office; Matsushita Communication Industrial Co., Ltd.; Bank of Yokohama; Yokohama TOYOPET Toyota Corolla Kanagawa; Kanagawa Kenmin Kyosai Seikatsu Kyodo Kumiai; Kawamoto Industry Corporation; Sagami Railway Co., Ltd.; Shiseido Co., Ltd.; Yokohama Culture Foundation; YOKOHAMA MUSEUM OF ART; YOKOHAMA MUSEUM OF ART; IWASAKI GAKUEN; UYENO; KATO GUMI CO., LTD.; Keihin Electric Express Railway Co., Ltd.; KOITO INDUSTRIES, LTD.; Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. Kanagawa Service Branch; Tokyu Corporation; TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER CONPANY; NICHINOKEN; FANCL CORPORATION; MATSUO KOMUTEN CO., LTD.; MINATOMIARAI 21 DISTRICT HEATING & COOLING CO., LTD.; Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.; ERGOTECH Co., Ltd.; OKAMURA CORPORATION; KINOKUNIYA COMPANY LTD.; Sakata Seed Co.; Takanashi Milk Products Co., Ltd.; Electric Power Development Co., Ltd.; NIPPON MITSUIBISHI OIL CORPORATION; NKK Corporation; Nippon Kokan Koji Corporation; MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.; YOKOHAMA ARENA CO., LTD.; The Yokohama Shinkin Bank; Yokohama Stadium Co., Ltd.; Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 Corporation; Misawa Denki Co., Ltd.; Kumon Children's Research Institute; Japan Publications Trading Co., Ltd.; YOKOHAMA TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION; Yokohama Sports Promotion Corporation; Yokohama Urban Community Inc.; KYOEISHA CO., LTD.; Kokusai JV Kai; KONAKA CO., LTD.; SURUGA CORPORATION; TOUZAI KOHGYOU CO., LTD.; B-STEM Co., Ltd.; YOKOHAMA SHIJO REIZO CO., LTD.; Yokohama City Air Terminal Co., Ltd.;BONJINSHA CO., LTD.; YOKOHAMA BUILDING MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION; Yokohama Bay Side Marina Corporation
Support AFAA; Embassy of France; Asian Cultural Council; Australia Council for the Arts; Austrian Ministry of Culture; Austrian Federal Chancellery; BKA Kunst, Austria; BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTS COUNCIL; Central Union of Artists, Finland; Danish Contemporary Art Foundation; Embajada de Mexco (Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores); Erwin und Gisela von Steiner Stiftung,Munich; FRAME Finnish Fund for Art Exchange; IASPIS International Artists Studio Program in Sweden; Ifa Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V.; Israek Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Embassy of Israel; Mondriaan Stichting (Mondriaan Foundation); Norwegian International Program for Visual Art; The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design, and Architecture, Amsterdam; The Nomura Cultural Foundation
Corporate Cooperation Japan Airlines; Pacifico Yokohama; Hibino Corporation; Yokohama Grand Inter-Continental Hotel; Yamato Transport Co., Ltd.; KOEI Co., Ltd.; Hitachi, Ltd.; KDDI CORPORATION; Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd.; YOKOHAMA FUJI LIONS CLUB; Toda Corporation; Apple Computer, Inc.; PLUS Vision Corp.; CANON INC,; FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED; SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.; Yokohama Chamber Inc.; Yokohama Machidukuri Club; Yokohama's Best Collection