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Once every three years, contemporary art from around the world goes to Yokohama Yokohama Triennale 2017 Island, constellations and Galapagos

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This is the work I want to keep at the Yokohama Museum of Art

Ai Weiwei (Kumi not yet) 《Safe passage》 2016 《Reframe》 2016
Yokohama Triennale 2017 exhibition view (Yokohama Museum of Art) Photo: Ken Kato © Ai Weiwei Studio Photo courtesy: Yokohama Triennale Organizing Committee

On the outer wall at the entrance of the Yokohama Museum of Art, a large-scale installation related to the refugee issue being addressed by contemporary artist I Weiwei (born in Beijing, China) is on display. Ai Weiwei is an artist who is always involved in the social situation in which she is placed and is promoting activities that seem to extend the concept of art. It consists of life jackets and lifeboats actually worn by refugees who crossed the Mediterranean from the Middle East and North Africa and drifted to Lesbos. From the hordes of life jackets worn by people in extreme conditions, whether to live or die, it seems that a silent cry can be heard.

Joko Avianto, The border between good and evil is severely shrunken 2017
Installation view of Yokohama Triennale 2017 Photo: Yuichiro Tanaka Photo courtesy: Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale

At the Grand Gallery, just after the entrance, you can see a huge sash rope that is an ancient Japanese motif. A bamboo installation welcomes you. This work is by Joko Avianto, born in East Java, Indonesia, who has repeatedly considered the traditional culture that is being lost in his country, the symbiosis between humans and nature. The artist himself made about 1,500 bamboos from his native country and knitted it with his own technique. It is quite large and has a strong presence even when viewed from the second floor.

Zao Zao (赵 赵) 《Project Taklamakan》 2016 image

Zao Zao (赵 赵), from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in China, is a young artist introduced in earnest for the first time in Japan and presents works that cut into various problems facing modern China. The work `` Project Taklamakan '' is the artist's hometown, and it is an image of the act of carrying a huge refrigerator in the middle of the Taklamakan Desert, the second largest desert in the world, wiring and drinking cold beer . The used 100km electric wire is also exhibited, and it reminds me of the modern isolated state in the vast desert.

Olafur Eliasson “Green light—Artistic Workshop” 2016 Co-produced by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Photo: Sandro EE Zanzinger / TBA21, 2016 © Olafur Eliasson

argin-bottom: 30px "> Don't miss the work of Olafur Eliasson, born in Copenhagen, Denmark, the most important artist in the contemporary art scene. The" Green light Artistic Workshop "is in Vienna, Houston and Venice. This workshop was established for the purpose of supporting refugees and immigrants. Implemented with the goal of refugees and those who have difficulty coming home to think and share the significance of connecting to society and the meaning of symbiosis with a wider group of people through the act of assembling the green light (green light) that will be the light of hope together with the staff Will be.

Performed new works related to `` Yokohama '' at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No. 1

Christian Jankovsky, Heavyweight History 2013 Photographer: Szymon Rogynski Courtesy: the artist, Lisson Gallery

Christian Jankovsky, known for his humorous work born in Göttingen, Germany, has a trilogy mentioning the relationship between the body and public sculpture. An active player of the weight-lifting Polish national team praises Yokohama's public sculptures to lift up the sculptures of historical figures in Warsaw city and to improve the Japanese “spirit” in front of the Olympics Watch the image of a masseuse trying to unwind while actually lying or sitting on a therapeutic bed or chair.

In addition, the visual works that make theatrical space appear with movements and sounds of home appliances and remodeled electric guitars by Tokyo-born Muneaki Ujino are also interesting. The stage is the daily life of the industrialized 20th century Japan after the war. I am trying to connect with and reconfigure it with English narrative by the artist himself. Situation descriptions that speak indifferently in the flowing video will highlight the present Japanese society and the existence of a homogeneous world.

Works are also displayed in the basement of the Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall

This year, the 100th anniversary of the opening of the museum, the Yokohama City Opening Memorial Hall is now designated as an important cultural asset of the country. You can appreciate the work by entering the basement where you can't usually go inside. A musty, dark basement is waiting for Godzilla made of scrap wood from Yukinori Yanagi, born in Shizuoka Prefecture. Godzilla who rubs this with big eyes from rubble is powerful. There are also other works that pose questions about Japan's “now”, such as the LED of Article 9 of the Constitution and works in which the Japanese flag collapses with a motif. If you don't want to walk too much, you might want to start watching from the same building right next to Nihon Odori Station on the Minato Mirai Line. It is a good idea to walk a few minutes from here to BankART Studio NYK and move to another venue by bus.

Free bus service between venues

There is a free bus service between the Yokohama Museum of Art and the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse every 30 minutes, which is decorated by the artist's hand (operated every 15 minutes during the day on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays). There are also buses connecting the Koganecho Bazaar venue and BankART Studio NYK, so let's enjoy the art tour while checking the operation information.

Let's install a free voice guide app

If you install the “Yokohama Triennale 2017 Voice Guide” app on your smartphone, you can listen to the work guide and interviews with artists. You can use Wi-Fi for free at each venue, so please download and use the app.

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Mr. “Tokyo evening, a city I know as if a hole was in my chest” 2016
© 2016 Mr./Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.Courtesy Perrotin

Places where free Wi-Fi can be used

・ Yokohama Museum of Art (Grand Gallery, Exhibition Room, Shop, Cafe)
・ Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1 (2nd and 3rd floors)
・ Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall (underground)

Check out the art program that you can enjoy together with the Yokohama Triennale 2017

As a program that can be viewed with "set tickets", let's first introduce "BankART Life Ⅴ-Sightseeing" held at BankART Studio NYK. The theme here is a large group of works utilizing the large space of the venue and an urban road that leads to the Koganecho area. In addition, the “Koganecho Bazaar 2017 Double Façade Multiple Ways to Meet Others” held at the Koganecho Bazaar venue holds an art festival with the theme of art-community relationships and exchanges with Asia. In addition to the exhibition of works, there are various contents such as the release of the production process and participatory programs.
YCC Yokohama Creative City Center will hold an exhibition “YCC Temporary” by Kengo Kito, and “Yokohama Paratriennale 2017” and “Smart Illumination Yokohama 2017” will be held around Elephant's Nose Terrace. The Yokohama Palatriennale is an art project that aims to realize a symbiotic society by engaging in artistic activities from diverse citizens and artists, regardless of whether they have disabilities or not. Smart Illumination is an international art event of light that combines environmental technology and art creativity.Color the night of Yokohama in cooperation with
In the waterfront area of the city center of Yokohama (around Ookagawa-Elephant nose park), an outdoor exhibition-type art exhibiting various artworks on the waterfront of the ocean and river as a “Creative Waterway River” A program is also held.

Paola Pivi I and I (Photo: Guillaume Ziccarelli Courtesy of the Artist & Perrotin)

Many people are looking forward to the Yokohama Triennale once every three years, where you can travel around Yokohama. You may change your values from tomorrow by spending time together with the work without thinking hard and leaving yourself with contemporary art in the world. There are still many art programs that we couldn't introduce this time, so please check the official website for details.

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