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Yokohama Triennale 2011
OUR MAGIC HOURーHow Much of the World Can We Know?ー

YIN Xiuzhen, One Sentence, 2011, Courtesy ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING, Photo: KIOKU Keizo


August 6–November 6, 2011(Open for 83 days)

Director General: OSAKA Eriko
Artistic Director: MIKI Akiko
Main venues: Yokohama Museum of Art, NYK Waterfront Warehouse (BankART Studio NYK)
Number of Participated artists: 77 groups (79 artists, 1 collection)
Number of works: 337
Total project cost: Approx. 900 million yen
Total number of visitors
(to paid venues):
Approx. 330,000 (Approx. 300,000)
Number of tickets sold: Approx. 170,000
Volunteer registration: 940


Yokohama Triennale 2011

The City of Yokohama took over the organization of the event from the Japan Foundation, and the Yokohama Museum of Art became the primary venue for the first time. The opening day was shifted from September to August to coincide with the summer holiday season, and to attract families and children. The exhibition focused on phenomena that, despite scientific progress, still cannot be explained and also shed light on marginalized values. Incorporating works from the museum collection made it possible to provide a different context from that of past events. Despite the effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake, the triennale opened according to plan. Special tie-up programs with local NPOs, introducing artist-initiated and residency-based projects, were also set up to coincide with the event.

* The Report features excerpts from the Yokohama Triennale 2011 Document, published by BIJUTSU SHUPPAN-SHA CO., LTD.


Organizers City of Yokohama; Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK); The Asahi Shimbun; Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale
Co-organizer Yokohama Arts Foundation
Under the Auspices of Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Kanagawa Prefectural Government; Kanagawa Shimbun; Television Kanagawa, inc.
Cooperation Agency for Cultural Affairs (Program to support International Arts Festivals)
Sponsors Mitsubishi Estate CO., LTD.; Mori Building Co., Ltd.; NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.; ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.; JVC KENWOOD Corporation; OBAYASHI CORPORATION; Kawamoto Industries Co., Ltd.; Shiseido Co., Ltd.; WACOAL CORP.; Kiyoken Co., Ltd.; SAKATA SEED CORPORATION; The Yokohama Shinkin Bank; The Bank of Yokohama; MABUCHI CONSTRUCTION Co.,LTD.; Minato Mirai21District Heating and Cooling Co.,Ltd.
Support Asian Cultural Council; Asahi Beer Arts Foundation; Iaspis; Nomura Foundation
Corporate cooperation Kitamura Co., Ltd.; Keikyu Corporation; SAGAMI RAILWAY Co., Ltd.; SOFTBANK TELECOM Corp.; TOKYU CORPORATION; JAPAN AIRLINES; NIPPI Corporation; POMPADOUR Co., Ltd.; YOKOHAMA MINATOMIRAI RAILWAY COMPANY; Transportation Bureau, City of Yokohama; RITEWAY PRODUCTS JAPAN
Benefactors The Yokohama Shinkin Bank; JGC CORPORATION; TRON management inc.
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