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Yokohama Triennale 2017

Islands, Constellations & Galapagos

AI Weiwei Safe Passage, 2016/ Reframe, 2016
©Ai Weiwei Studio
Photo: KATO Ken

August 4 – November 5, 2017 (Open for 88 days)

Yokohama Triennale 2017 Directors:
Main venues:
Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1, Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall (Basement)
Number of Participating artists: 38 artists and 1 project
Total project cost: Approx. 90 million yen
Total number of visitors (to paid venues):
Approx. 260,000 (Approx. 260,000)
Number of tickets sold: Approx. 100,000
Volunteer registration: 1,474

Seeing the world being shaken to its foundations caused by the expansion of networks beyond conventional frameworks, and events such as conflicts, refugees and immigration crises, The U.K.ʼs withdrawal from the EU and the rise of populism, the 6th edition examined the state of the world through the themes of ʻisolationʼ and ʻconnectivityʼ. In order to elaborate on these themes from visual and discursive perspectives, the exhibition, consisting of loosely connected mini solo exhibitions like a constellation or an archipelago, was complemented by a series of cross-disciplinary public dialogs. As 2017 marked the 150th anniversary of the return of power from the Shogunate to the Emperor, Yokohama Sites, which featured historical buildings and landmarks, that signify isolation and connectivity in Yokohamaʼs unique history.



Organizers City of Yokohama, Yokohama Arts Foundation, Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), The Asahi Shimbun, Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale
Cooperation Agency for Cultural Affairs (Program to Support International Arts Festivals)
The Japan Foundation, Kanagawa Arts Foundation
Under the Auspices of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kanagawa Prefectural Government, Kanagawa Shimbun,Television Kanagawa, Royal Thai Embassy, Embassy of Malaysia
Special Sponsor Warehouse TERRADA

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., MITSUBISHI ESTATE Co., Ltd.,

New Constructor's Network Co., Ltd., STARTS GROUP, Nice Holdings,Inc.,
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., Takashimaya Yokohama Store, FUJITSU FSAS INC.,
MEIKEN LAMWOOD CORPORATION, Mori Building Co., Ltd., The Bank of Yokohama, Ltd.

The Obayashi Foundation, Kawamoto Industry Corporation, Kitamura, Kiyoken Co., Ltd.,
SAKATA SEED CORPORATION, NEC Corporation, Hara Model Railway Museum,
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., The Yokohama Shinkin Bank
Support Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.「SOMPO ART FUND」(Association for Corporate Support of the Arts, Japan:2021 Fund for Creation of Society by the Arts and Culture),
French Embassy / Institut français-Paris,
Takashimaya Charitable Trust for Art and Culture, British Council,
Embassy of Ireland, Culture Ireland, Goethe-Institut Tokyo,
Association for Corporate Support of the Arts, Japan:2021 Fund for Creation of Society by the Arts and Culture
Corporate Cooperation ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD., Kokuyo Camlin Limited
Certification beyond 2020