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YOKOHAMA 2005: International Triennale of Contemporary Art

Art Circus [Jumping from the Ordinary]

Yokohama Triennale 2005
Daniel Buren Photo-souvenir : On the Waterfront : 16.150 Flames, work in situ, Yokohama, Japon, September 2005.
© D.B - ADAGP Paris Photo : Shigeo Anzai

September 28–December 18, 2005(Open for 82 days)

Artistic director: KAWAMATA Tadashi
Curators: AMANO Taro, SERIZAWA Takashi, YAMANO Shingo
Main venues: Yamashita Pier No.3 and No.4 warehouses
Number of Participated artists: 86
Number of works: 84
Total project cost: Approx. 900 million yen
Total number of visitors (to paid venues):
Approx. 190,000 (Approx. 160,000)
Number of tickets sold: Approx. 190,000
Volunteer registration: 1,222

Yamashita Pier served as the primary venue, but works were also installed in Yamashita Park and Yokohama’s China Town. Site-specific pieces, participatory performances and collaborative projects were presented throughout the triennale to realize an exhibition as a work-in-progress. With increased opportunities for participation and exchange with citizen supporters, such as the operation of Triennale Station, the holding of courses at Triennale School, and the opening of Triennale Studio, the event signaled the triennale’s new emphasis on engaging the general public and involving local residents in a greater capacity.

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2005 Official


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
Sponsors Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd.; Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.; Mori Building Co., Ltd.; Sagami Railway Co., Ltd.; Naoshima Fukutake Art Museum Foundation(Chichu Art Museum); I-Net Corp.; Uyeno Transtech Ltd.; Shiseido Co., Ltd.; Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.; The Tokyo Electric Power Co.,Inc.; Tokyo Business Service Co., Ltd.; NYK LINE; Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd.; Matsuo Komuten Co., Ltd.; The Bank of Yokohama; Educational Foundation Iwasaki Gakuen; Ergotech Co., Ltd. ; Kawamoto Industries, Ltd.; Sakata Seed Corp.; Takanashi Milk Products Co., Ltd.; Toyota Weins Group; Mabuchi Construction Co., Ltd.; The Yokohama Shinkin Bank; Lions Clubs International 330-B District; Fancl Corp.; Royal Hall Yokohama; The Nissin Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Ltd.; Starlanes Travel Service Corp.; Arrow Yokohama;
Corporate Cooperation Embassy of Canada to Japan; Spain Embassy in Japan; Asian Cultural Council; Australia Council for the Arts; Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, México; Flemish Minister for Culture, Youth, Sport and Brussels Affairs; Office of Comtemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of Culture, Thailand; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand; Mondriaan Stichting (Mondriaan Foundation); Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores, México; ASAHI GROUP ARTS FOUNDATION; Nomura Foundation
Special Cooperation Tokyu Group; East Japan Railway Co. Yokohama Branch Office
Cooperation in Equipment Technology Partner:Apple Computer Inc.; Hewlett-Packard Japan,Ltd.
Benefactors Kansai Paint Co., Ltd.; Takeuchi Chemical Co., Ltd.; Tomijimaunyu Co., Ltd.
Technical Cooperation National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Cooperation in Transport Japan Airlines
Cooperation in Public Relations Central Japan Railway Co.
Partnership Yokohama Harbor Transportation Assn.; Yokohama Port Welfare Association; Yokohama Arts Foundation; The Yokohama Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Yokohama Junior Chamber Inc.; Mito Junior Chamber Inc.; Yokohama Chef Club L'Y; NPO:Yokohama Vision One Hundred Persons Committee
Support for Artists
Co-sponsorship
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Cooperation; Tokyo Roki Co., Ltd.
Support for Artists
Cooperation in Equipment
CASSINA IXC. Ltd.; KDDI Corporation; Tamasu Co., Ltd.; FUJIFILM Imaging Systems Co., Ltd.; Misubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation; Daikin Industries, Ltd.; Automotive Lighting
Support for Artists
Material Cooperation
Toyo Corporation; bonnyColArt Co., Ltd.
Support for Artists
Other Cooperation
Jim Thompson; la coleccion jumex ; Gallery Monma; Koizumi Sangyo Corporation; Sangetsu Co., Ltd.; Rose Hotel Yokohama; CAI Contemporary Art Institute; Fazioli; Oyo Corporation; Burton Electronics; Cooperative Motomachi SS-kai; MEM INC.; LIXIL Corporation; mm interioi space aoyama; Yokohama Satoyama Institute Nora; The James H W Thompson Foundation; Phuket Beer; Neighborhood Association of Naka-ku, Yokohama City; Yokohama Chinatown Development Association; Yokohama Overseas Chinese Association