6th Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial
26 July – 13 September 2015
General Director: Fram Kitagawa
Artworks created under overarching theme “Humans are part of nature” in previous triennales have not only revealed the nature that local people admire and sometimes contend with in order to live in this region, but also introduced their ways of working with nature. In addition to over 100 existing artworks from past triennales, different projects resonating with the seasonal rhythms of Echigo-Tsumari have been developed in between years and shed some light on the layers of the nature, history and memories of this region.
The 6th Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale highlights artworks representing creative approaches and techniques as well as devices to appreciate those that have been cultivated by people over generations. This constitutes an alternative “art” for the 21th century, going beyond existing definitions of art.
Development of each areas
Building upon a legacy of over 200 artworks created and accumulated from five previous triennales and nearly 20 years of activities, and the hospitality of local people, and networks with other regions, the 6th Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale presents about 100 new artworks, exploring local sites and contexts, making use of local assets and revealing specific challenges. The different areas that make up the regional satoyama welcome you with their distinctive landscapes to experience a wonderful journey across local places, people and cuisine, guided by art.
“Explore Sense and Satoyama with Art”
Participating artists with new artworks:
AKUMA NO SHIRUSHI (Japan) | Yukio Amano (Japan) | Masanobu Ando (Japan) | Anusapati (Indonesia) | Noe Aoki (Japan) | Yusuke Asai (Japan) | Heidi Axelsen & Hugo Moline & Nathan Hawkes (Australia)BTanya Badanina (Russia) | BankART1929 (Japan) | Beaux Arts de Paris × Tokyo University of the Arts Joint Project (France / Japan) | Rebecca Belmore (Canada) | Charles-Eric Billard (Canada / Japan) | Bubb & Gravityfree with KEEN (Japan)CCai Guo-Qiang (China / USA) | CINEMA CARAVAN (Japan)EEAT＆ART TARO (Japan) | Hajime Emoto (Japan) | Toshikatsu Endo (Japan)FTakafumi Fukasawa (Japan)GShilpa Gupta (India)HHiroshi Hara + Fujiki Lab., Kogakuin University + F.A.D.S (Japan) | Noriyuki Haraguchi (Japan) | Masahiro Hasunuma (Japan) | Katsuhiko Hibino (Japan) | Yuichi Higurashi (Japan) | Takuto Hiki + Takumi Honda (Japan) | Yasuhiro Hoshina (Japan) | Huang Shih Chieh (Taiwan / USA) | Hyogen (Japan)IIde Shigehiro (Japan) | Gentaro Ishizuka (Japan) | Yukihisa Isobe (Japan) | Yoshiaki Ito (Japan) | Kazuya Iwaki+Tokyo Denki University Iwaki Lab. (Japan) | Satoshi Iwama (Japan) | Yukiko Iwatani (Japan)KIlya & Emilia Kabakov ( Russia / USA) | Yoshiaki Kaihatsu (Japan) | Tadashi Kawamata (Japan / France) | Maki Kijima (Japan) | Kenichi Kimura (Japan) | Mayo Koide (Japan) | Meeko Koike (Japan) | Kazufusa Komaki + Nocturnal Studio (Japan) | Toshihiro Komatsu (Japan) | Junichi Kurakake + Nihon University, College of Art Sculpture Course (Japan) | Takuboku Kuratani (Japan)LMoshekwa Langa (South Africa / Netherland) | Lee Bul (Korea) | Lee Hyung Woo (Korea) | Jimmy Liao (Taiwan) | Lin Shuen Long, Assignment Theatre (Taiwan) | Liu Jianhua (China) | Li Xiaodong (China)MJunko Maruyama (Japan) | Me (Japan) | Shigehito Matsuda (Japan) | Annette Messager (France) | Strange Kinoko Dance company (Japan) | Hiroshi Miyamoto (Japan) | momonga complex (Japan) | Monjunochienetsu (Japan) | Shigeya Mori (Japan) | Shinji Morino, Kiryubu (Japan) | Toshihiro Mizutani Lab., Musashino University (Japan) | Akiko Muto (Japan)NKayako Nakashima (Japan) | Katsuhito Nakazato (Japan) | Vladimir Nasedkin (Russia) | Nekkobangakuhozonkai (Japan) | Nibroll (Japan) | Michiyo Noda (Japan)OJiro Ogawa + Nippon Institute of University, Ogawa Lab. (japan) | Chiyo Ogino (Japan) | Kazumasa Ohira (Japan) | Shinji Ohmaki (Japan) | Ondekoza (Japan)PPaola Pivi (Italy / USA)RNavin Rawanchaikul (Thailand / Japan) | Rikigosan / Riki Kato, Godai Watanabe, Shinichi Yamazaki (Japan)SRaiko Sakamoto, Hiroshi Suzuki, Shunsuke Okuchi, Takefumi Kobayashi (Japan) | Koichi Sakao (Japan) | Sample (Japan) | Takehiko Sanada (Japan) | Kaori Sato (Japan) | Yu Sato (Japan) | Katerina Seda (Czech) | Tsuneo Sekiguchi (Japan) | Tetsuo Sekine (Japan) | Seppuku Pistols (Japan) | Masaya Shibayama (Japan) | Snuff Puppets（Australia） | Sturdy Style (Japan) | Hisako Sugiura & Tomoya Sugiura + Sugiura Laboratory, Showa Women’s University (Japan) | Yusuke Suzuki (Japan)TYuri Takanashi (Japana) | Kaori Tanaka (Japan) | Naoko Tanaka (Japan / Germany) | Seizo Tashima (Japan) | Nobuhiko Terasawa (Japan) | Takaharu Tezuka + Yui Tezuka (Japan) | Team Hong Kong (Hong Kong) | The Group of the Snow Art in Niigata (Japan) | Tokyo Denki University Yamamoto Space Design Lab. + Kyoritsu Women’s University Hori Lab. (Japan) | Shigeo Toya (Japan) | Tuneyuki Toyoda (Japan) | Ryo Toyofuku (Japan)UHaruyuki Uchida (Japan) | Yuji Ueno (Japan)WYasuyuki Watanabe (Japan) | Fiona Wong Lai-ching (Hong Kong)YTakayuki Yagi (Japan) | Aya Yamagishi (Japan) | Asayo Yamamoto (Japan) | Sotaro Yamamoto (Japan) | Naoko Yoshimoto (Japan) | Ohji Yoshino (Japan) | YUBIWA hotel (Japan)
Image: Carsten Höller, Rolling Cylinder, 2012. Courtesy Echigo-Tsumari Triennial