Yokohama Triennale 2020 2020.7.3~10.11 Yokohama Triennale 2020 Yokohama Triennale 2020



About Yokohama Triennale 2020

The Yokohama Triennale, an international contemporary art exhibition, has been held every three years since 2001, introducing the new concepts and ideas that are shaping culture through a broad range of works by international established and emerging artists, Here, Yokohama engages with the world and contributes to the exchange of ideas and understanding.


Yokohama Triennale 2020, its 7th edition, will be led by Raqs Media Collective, a collective of three artists based in New Delhi, India, as its artistic director. Under Raqs Media Collective’s direction, it will take the artists and co-travelers on a journey through time and space.


The title of Yokohama Triennale 2020 is “AFTERGLOW,” a word chosen by Raqs Media Collective to reference how, in our everyday lives, we unknowingly experience the residues of light sparked at the beginning of our time, as in the case of how the “white noise” on our analog televisions included fragments of cosmic microwave background radiation left over from the cosmic Big Bang. By referring to the Big Bang’s destructive energy that propelled creativity and over time, gave birth to life on this planet, and its radiation that is toxic as well as therapeutic, Raqs Media Collective takes interest in the cycle of destruction/toxicity and recovery/care in the human activities of the contemporary age. Together with the artists, audience, and others, Raqs Media Collective will explore ways to co-exist with toxicity for human sustenance and survival in this world in flux, rather than eliminate it.


“AFTERGLOW” will consist of both an exhibition, and “Episōdos,” or a series of events that illuminate moments of deliberation. The“Episōdos” will begin in November 2019 in Yokohama, prior to the exhibition that opens in July 2020, and unfold in locations both inside and outside of Japan. In addition, Raqs Media Collective will share its sources for its deliberation through a Sourcebook , to expand its views and visions toward the world at large.



The Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale




Title Yokohama Triennale 2020 “AFTERGLOW”
Exhibition Dates July 3 - October 11, 2020
※Open for a total of 90 days
※Closed on every Thursday (except July 23, August 13, and October 8)
Main Venue Yokohama Museum of Art 3-4-1, Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Plot 48 4-3-1, Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan (Minato Mirai 21 Central District Block 48)
Organizers City of Yokohama, Yokohama Arts Foundation, Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), The Asahi Shimbun, and Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale.
Artistic Director Raqs Media Collective

※As for generic name of business name and the organization name, "Yokohama Triennale" (Yokohama = kanji notation), business name of the seventh exhibition become "Yokohama Triennale 2020" (Yokohama = katakana notation).




Artistic Director

Raqs Media Collective


The Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale

Honorary Presidents HAYASHI Fumiko (Mayor, City of Yokohama)【Representative】
MAEDA Terunobu (President, Japan Broadcasting Corporation [NHK])
WATANABE Masataka (President and CEO, The Asahi Shimbun)
Committee Members KONDO Seiichi (President, Yokohama Arts Foundation)【Chairperson】
OSAKA Eriko (Director, The National Art Center, Tokyo)【Executive Chairperson】
KURAYA Mika (Director, Yokohama Museum of Art)【Executive Chairperson】
KAKOI Kenichiro (Senior Associate Director, Cultural Promotions Center, Japan Broadcasting Corporation [NHK])
SAWA Kazuki (President, Tokyo University of the Arts)
JINBU Hiroshi(Director General of Culture and Tourism Bureau, City of Yokohama)
TAKASHINA Shuji (Director, Ohara Museum of Art)
TATEHATA Akira (President, Tama Art University)
TSUKA Hiroko (Executive Vice President, The Japan Foundation)
HORIKOSHI Reiko (Executive Director, Cultural Projects and Business Development, The Asahi Shimbun)

as of April 3, 2020


[Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale Office]

Senior Managing Director MATSUMOTO Kimiyoshi(City of Yokohama)
Managing Director IGARASHI Seiichi (Yokohama Arts Foundation)
Managers AKIYAMA Daisuke (Japan Broadcasting Corporation [NHK])
YAMAKI Naofumi (The Asahi Shimbun)


Project Manager HOASHI Aki *
Administration Manager KAJIWARA Atsushi **
Communication Manager NISHIYAMA Yuko


―Curatorial Team

Exhibition Head/Curator UCHIYAMA Junko*
Curatorial Head/Curator KIMURA Eriko*
Coordination Head/Registrar SUZUKI Yuko
Assistant Curator HIBINO Miyon*
Curatorial Coordinator KURASHIGE Natsuko
Assistant Project Manager FUKUOKA Ayako*
Project Coordinator SUZUKI Keiko


―Administration Team

Administration AKASAKI Yuka**, YAMADA Takahiro**, OSANAI Yukie*, TSUCHIDA Kaori*
Operation OGAWA Tetsu**, TSURUMI Tempei**
PR & Promotion TSUGANEZAWA Yasuyuki**, TAKAHASHI Nobuka*, IWATA Tomoko
TAKADA Satoshi**, HIRABAYASHI Otohiko**

*Yokohama Museum of Art (Yokohama Arts Foundation)
**City of Yokohama


Designer Ariane SPANIER
Space Design/Architect MMA inc. KUDO Momoko


[Raqs Media Collective Research Assistant] Kaushal Ajay SAPRE

as of February 5, 2020

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