YOKOHAMA 2005: International Triennale of Contemporary Art

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/ Title /
YOKOHAMA 2005: International Triennale of Contemporary Art
/ Overview /
YOKOHAMA 2005 - Yokohama's second International Triennale of Contemporary Art - builds on the success of YOKOHAMA 2001 and will feature the work of around 80 participating international and Japanese artists exhibiting in the main venue - two enormous warehouses located on Yamashita Pier. The Triennale offers an alternative to the conventional style of art exhibition in which the observer simply looks at the works, instead offering a dialogue-based exhibition in which the barrier between the observer and the exhibitor is transcended, with the observer present during the artist creative process and being able to actually experience the work.

There will be an emphasis on “involvement with the site” in YOKOHAMA2005. This will be a new type of venue for people to encounter art realized through initiatives such as home-stays by artists and also by featuring participation-based art. The public will have the opportunity to view or be involved in the artist's creative process while much of the work will undergo change as a result of interaction with the community (works-in-progress).

Triennale plans also include movie screenings, community workshops on theater and other art-related topics, and events such as symposiums and gallery lectures to encourage interaction between art and the community.

/ Period /
September 28 (Wed.) - December 18 (Sun.), 2005
No Holiday during the period.
Time: 10:00-18:00 (-21:00 on Fri. Entrance 1 hour prior to the closing date)

*The exhibition venues will close in the event of bad weather.
Please call Hello Dial at 03-5777-8600 when you need further information.

When the organizer finds that the venues are crowded to the capacity, you will be asked to wait at the gate.
No video and photography in the venues.
Do not use cellular phones and pagers in the venues.

/ Venue /
Yamashita Pier No.3 Warehouse, No.4 Warehouse, and etc.

/ Artistic Director /
Tadashi Kawamata (Visual artist)

/ Curators /
Taro Amano (Curator of the Yokohama Museum of Art)
Takashi Serizawa (Director of P3 art and environment)
Shingo Yamano (Committee Chairperson for the Museum City Project)

/ Organized by /
The Japan Foundation
City of Yokohama
Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)
The Asahi Shimbun
The Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale

/ Under the auspices of /
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Agency for Cultural Affairs
Kanagawa Shimbun

/ In cooperation with /
Yokohama Arts Foundation