Aichi Triennale 2013: Awakening – Where Are We standing? – Earth, Memory and Resurrection.

2nd Aichi Triennale: 10.8. – 27 .10.2013.

While reflecting on arts in the wake of the 2011 East Japan Earthquake, the coming second Aichi Triennale, “Awakening – Where Are We Standing? – Earth, Memory and Resurrection”, will bring together from within and outside Japan cutting-edge contemporary arts, performing arts including dance and theater, and operas which manifest and resonate with the socio-political reverberations occurring in various areas of the world.

Aichi Triennale accommodates both contemporary art and stage performances, which is one of its unique features.

Artistic Director

Taro Igarashi
Born in Paris, 1967. Igarashi has taught as Lecturer at Chubu University and Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Tohoku University, and was appointed Professor of the Graduate School in 2009. He was the commissioner for the Japanese Pavilion of the 2008 Architecture Biennale in Venice. He was also a member of the selection committee for the Choja-machi Curatorial Competition for the Aichi Triennale in 2010. Igarashi is currently Professor of Architecture and Building Science at Tohoku University Graduate School of Engineering.

Curators Exhibition of Arts

Lewis Biggs
Born in 1952. Biggs was the Director of Tate Liverpool from 1990 to 2000. He is the founding director of Liverpool Biennial and also has held the position as Artistic Director from 2000 to 2011. Biggs is currently working as a freelance curator based in London.

Fumihiko Sumitomo
Born in 1971. Sumitomo is one of the curators of the Beppu Contemporary Art Festival 2012, ‘Mixed Bathing World’. He is also Curator for the reparatory office of the upcoming museum of Maebashi City, and is a part-time lecturer at Tokyo University. He has previously worked at the NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, etc.

Shihoko Iida
Born in 1975. Iida was involved in the opening of Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery from 1998 and has held position as Curator until 2009. From 2009 to 2011, she was a visiting curator at Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane and is currently working as a freelance curator.

Masaiko Haito
Assistant Director, International Arts Festival Section, Aichi Prefectural Government
Curator, Aichi Triennale 2010.


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