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今だからこそ、アートをリアルで体験! ヨコハマトリエンナーレ2020
Art / photography
2020.08.03

Let's experience art in a real way now! Yokohama Triennale 2020

 

(Please note that this page was created using Google's automatic translation service and understand that because of this, its translation may not necessarily be accurate.)

 

(TOP image) Nick Cave " Kinetic Spinner Forest" (2016/2020) ©Nick Cave

 

The art festival "Yokohama Triennale 2020", which is held once every three years, has started!
This is the 7th time since the first event in 2001, and Indian media group Raqs Media Collective (hereinafter referred to Raqs) is in charge of Artistic Director. Under the title "AFTER GLOW", about 70 artists from Japan and overseas are participating.

 

First of all, I was surprised to come to the main museum, the Yokohama Museum of Art. The front of the building is covered with a striped cloth, but is it really under construction...?

Let's experience art in a real way now! Yokohama Triennale 2020
* Yokohama Triennale 2020 exhibition view Ivana Franke "Resonance of the Unforeseen" (2020) ©Ivana Franke

No, of course, this is an art work. I feel that the print curtain sways due to the wind and changes constantly, which is an art world that can only be experienced here.

 

Then, as you enter the museum, you will be fascinated by the glittering decorations that fill the grand gallery.

Let's experience art in a real way now! Yokohama Triennale 2020
* Yokohama Triennale 2020 exhibition view Nick Cave "Kinetic Spinner Forest" (2016/2020)©Nick Cave

This is called a "garden spinner" that is displayed in the garden of an American house.However, if you look closely, the glittering ornaments have a mixture of motifs reminiscent of guns and bullets. Given that the author, Nick Cave, is African-American, it is even more strongly communicated that the work is not just beautiful but is rooted in social issues.

 

This is a work that uses a glowing thread "fluorescent silk" developed by transplanting the gene of "Owan jellyfish" that emits light into silkworms. It is said that a broken bowl or dish was wrapped in cloth and the damaged part was repaired with fluorescent silk. It seems that the act of repairing living tools with a feeling of connection is connected to one of the sources of the Triennale, "care---charging one another."
Let's experience art in a real way now! Yokohama Triennale 2020
* Yokohama Triennale 2020 exhibition view Kei Takemura "Renovated: Y.K’s Foro" (2020) and others ©Kei Takemura

 

One of the features of this time is that many large video works are exhibited. Some of the works have stools, etc., so that you can watch them carefully as time permits.
Let's experience art in a real way now! Yokohama Triennale 2020
*Yokohama Triennale 2020 Exhibition view IWAMA Asako "A mound of shells " (2020) ©Asako Iwama

 

Let's experience art in a real way now! Yokohama Triennale 2020
Contemporary ArtIf you don't understand, the captions attached to each work will help you. In this exhibition, you will be able to face the work from various angles, as it will be prepared in three stages: Raqs comment, statement by the artist, and commentary.

 

Let's experience art in a real way now! Yokohama Triennale 2020
*Yokohama Triennale 2020 Exhibition view Rosa Barba "Bending to Earth (installation view)" (2015)

 

Masaru Iwai, an artist who works on the theme of "washing", has developed 《Episōdo 06 Masaru Iwai "Broom stars"》 mainly online. We will engage in discussion and cleaning actions with the general public. The "fragment" is displayed at the venue.
*Please check here for details.

Let's experience art in a real way now! Yokohama Triennale 2020
* Yokohama Triennale 2020 exhibition view Masaru Iwai "Broom stars" (2020)©Masaru Iwai

 

When you proceed to the spacious and bright exhibition room, you will find a large electronic snake. The organic shape is based on the mathematical knot theory, and it seems that 264 parts with different shapes are combined to create a single knot loop.

Let's experience art in a real way now! Yokohama Triennale 2020
*Yokohama Triennale 2020 exhibition view Kim Yunchul "Chroma" (2020)©Kim Yunchul

 

The red carpet spread in the center of the exhibition room is an art work that you can experience with your own feet by taking off your shoes. Walk up and down as if you were driving an obstacle race and try to "run" towards a new one?

Let's experience art in a real way now! Yokohama Triennale 2020
*Yokohama Triennale 2020 exhibition view Zuza Golińska "Run-up" (2015/2020)©Zuza Golińska

 

A huge three-dimensional work lies in the passage on the third floor. The author was interested in "the shape and feel of the human body, which feels good to the human body, such as shiatsu products to relieve stiff shoulders". I see, the surface is soft and the inside looks like shiatsu goods.

Let's experience art in a real way now! Yokohama Triennale 2020
*Yokohama Triennale 2020 exhibition view Eva Fàbregas "Tangles" (2020)

Yes, this is also one of the works that I can touch and feel. There is a germicidal gel on the side, so let's "experience" after properly disinfecting your fingers.
By the way, Raqs is I expanded my imagination from the shape to the world created by intestinal bacteria.
Let's experience art in a real way now! Yokohama Triennale 2020

 

The three-dimensional work that is a collage of figures is a work by Teppei Kaneuji, who has also been involved in stage art in recent years. When the theme is familiar things, contemporary art feels familiar.

Let's experience art in a real way now! Yokohama Triennale 2020
*Yokohama Triennale 2020 exhibition view Teppei Kaneuji "White Dischage (Figure/203)" (2003-20)
Let's experience art in a real way now! Yokohama Triennale 2020
*Yokohama Triennale 2020 exhibition view Teppei Kaneuji "White Dischage (Figure/203)" (2003-20)

 

This giant three-dimensional work is a giant plant of Central Asia, Giant Hogweed (Japanese name: Baikaruhanaud). This plant has once spread to the world for ornamental purposes, but has been eradicated because it has the toxicity to cause a rash on touch. It can be said to be connected to one of the sources listed by Raqs, "poison-coexist with the poison that exists inevitably in the world".

Let's experience art in a real way now! Yokohama Triennale 2020
* Yokohama Triennale 2020 exhibition view Ingela Ihrman "The Giant Hogweed" (2016/2020)©Ingela Ihrman

 

It takes less than 10 minutes to walk to the other main venue, Plot 48.

Let's experience art in a real way now! Yokohama Triennale 2020

 

Dennis Tan, who is based in Singapore and Tokyo, welcomes an installation work that rings a bicycle bell. Dennis Tan will also perform a performance linked to the exhibition during the session and after the closing, as a trip to the next triennale for 100 days.
*Episōdo 09 Dennis Tan << Bicycle Bell Matters>>

 

Let's experience art in a real way now! Yokohama Triennale 2020
*Yokohama Triennale 2020 exhibition view Dennis Tan "The case of the ringing bell" (2020)

 

The first thing you will see at the entrance of the South Wing is a work by Hicham Berrada.

Let's experience art in a real way now! Yokohama Triennale 2020
* Yokohama Triennale 2020 exhibition view Hicham Berrada "Mass and Martyr" (2020), etc.© ADAGP Hicham Berrada

 

What you can enjoy beyond the world of "understanding" and "don't know" is the works of Elena Knox on the second floor. It is a collection of works produced at past workshops under the common theme of "What can you do to make shrimp feel sexy?"

Let's experience art in a real way now! Yokohama Triennale 2020
* Yokohama Triennale 2020 exhibition view Elena Knox "Volcana Brainstorm (Hot Lava Version)" (2019/2020)©Elena Knox 2020 Courtesy of the artist and Anomaly Tokyo

 

The beginning is the circulation system called 《ecosphere》, which was used in the 1980s to scientifically study the way animals and plants sustain human life during space exploration. Why do you create sexual works from there? Please check the detailed explanation with the works at the venue.

Let's experience art in a real way now! Yokohama Triennale 2020
* Yokohama Triennale 2020 exhibition view Elena Knox "Volkana Brainstorm (Hot Lava Version)" (2019/2020)©Elena Knox 2020 Courtesy of the artist and Anomaly Tokyo

Art works in places like this...! The whole floor feels like a haunted house or a treasure hunt.

 

Let's experience art in a real way now! Yokohama Triennale 2020
* Yokohama Triennale 2020 exhibition view Elena Knox "Volkana Brainstorm (Hot Lava Version)" (2019/2020)©Elena Knox 2020 Courtesy of the artist and Anomaly Tokyo

Experience-based works with VR goggles are also on display. Since face guards are provided, let's "appreciate" while taking proper measures along with disinfection of fingers.

 

Let's experience art in a real way now! Yokohama Triennale 2020
*Yokohama Triennale 2020 exhibition view Farming Architects "The Space Coalition" (2020)

The outdoor exhibit is a work by architect firm Farming Architects based in Hanoi. A circulatory system that combines plants and aquariums to purify the water in which fish live by plants.

 

Let's experience art in a real way now! Yokohama Triennale 2020
*Yokohama Triennale 2020 Exhibition view Farming Architects " The Space Coalition" (2020)

 

In the north wing, Takehiro Iikawa's works in which participants take action in cooperation with each other are "exhibited". I'm sorry that I can't introduce it as an image, but if the timing is right, please experience it.
*Advance reservations are required on the website to participate.

 

Let's experience art in a real way now! Yokohama Triennale 2020
Finally. We also recommend the "Plot 48 Shop," which sells products designed by creators. A lineup of attractive items created by 44 creators who are associated with Yokohama.

 

Yokohama Triennale 2020
"AFTERGLOW"
[Date and time] From Friday, July 17 to Sunday, October 11 from 10:00 to 18:00 (Last admission 30 minutes before closing)
*Open until 20:00 on October 11th (Sunday), the last day of the session.
*10/2 (Fri), 3 (Sat), 10/8 (Thurs), 9 (Fri), and 10 (Sat) open until 21:00.
[Venue]
■ Yokohama Museum of Art (3-4-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama)
■Plot 48 (4-3-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama)
[Closed] Every Thursday (except 7/23, 8/13, 10/8)
[Ticket] General ¥2,000, university/vocational school students ¥1,200, high school students ¥800, free for junior high school students and younger (no advance reservation required), one person with disability certificate and one caregiver free (no advance reservation required)
*You must specify the date and time to enter the Yokohama Museum of Art. Plot 48 can be freely entered on the same day as the Yokohama Museum of Art.
*For details, please check the official website.

 

 

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Yokohama Museum of Art opened to the public on November 3, 1989. It is one of the largest art institutions in Japan. With its iconic architecture, featuring the expansive space of the Grand Gallery, the museum is made up of a total of seven gallery spaces, as well as an Art Information and Media Center that holds over 110,000 art-related books, ateliers hosting a wide range of workshops for children and adults, and many other facilities.
Located in the international seaport city of Yokohama, the museum focuses on collecting and showing modern and contemporary art created since the late 19th century, when the port of Yokohama opened, alongside many special exhibitions.

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The outward appearance:KASAGI Yasuyuki / Grand gallery:KASAGI Yasuyuki / Exhibition room:TANAKA Yuichiro

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