Aichi Triennale 2019 Taming Y / Our Passion: August 1st to October 14

  • Tue-Sun 10:00~18:00 ~20:00 Fri
    Closed Mon Theater and concert times vary
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  • Adult (One-Day Pass) ¥1,600
  • Adult (Passport) ¥3,000
  • College Students (One-Day Pass) ¥1,200
  • College Students (Passport ¥2,300
  • HS Students (One-Day Pass) ¥600
  • HS Students (Passport) ¥1,100
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  • Aichi Arts Center
  • (052) 971-5511
  • 名古屋市東区東桜一丁目13番2号

    2019 marks the fourth Aichi Triennale since the inaugural festival in 2010. Over the four festivals, it has grown to be one of the largest in Japan and is always full of beautiful, interesting, and challenging artwork. The 2019 festival features  contemporary art, as well as film, performing arts, and music programs, with over 90 artists contributing.

    The Programs:

    International Contemporary Art Exhibition

    • The cutting edge of contemporary art will be showcased through the work of roughly 60 individual artists and groups from Japan and overseas.
    • Exhibition sites include the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art as the main venue, along with Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya City Art Museum, and other areas (Shikemichi and Endoji), in Nagoya City, as well as the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art and venues in the vicinity of Toyotashi Station, in Toyota City.

    Music Program

    • Newly added to the program are captivating live performances of popular musical genres such as rock and pop.
    • The Aichi Triennale 2019 Music & Arts Festival, a multidisciplinary program that brings together art and music, will be held at the Aichi Arts Center. Music events will also be held in the Shikemichi and Endoji area.

    Film Program

    • Film works by roughly ten artists and groups from Japan and overseas will be screened at the Aichi Arts Center & other venues.

    Performing Arts Program

    • 14 cutting-edge theater and performance will be staged at the Aichi Arts Center and other venues. Also part of the program are lecture performances by the artists taking part in the International Contemporary Art Exhibition as well as participatory projects realized through auditions and workshops that center around creation.
    • A packed and multifaceted program engaging different people (performers and audiences from Japan and overseas), art forms (visual arts and theater) and spaces (the theater and city), will take place during the Performing Arts Focus Period (August 1–4, September 6–8, October 11–14).


    Opportunities for mutual learning will be offered to visitors through the program.

    Keywords: receive, deepen, shape, and own

    • Art Playgrounds, installed at multiple sites, are environments designed to enhance visitors’ experience of art. Based on the distinct themes of a given site, programs will be held that focus on visitors’ creativity and active participation. In one space, a kind of playground built of cardboard—the creative outcome of the Artist Outreach Program involving young children and students—visitors can not only let loose and play but also become creators of the site themselves by taking part in its formation. The Art Playgrounds serve as an open platform for visitors to share their experience of art: programs will be held that involve participants sharing their ideas to a group or translating their experience of a certain artwork into their own creation.

    The Venues

    Aichi Arts Center

    This art complex is the big building next to the Oasis 21 “spaceship” in Sakae.

    Nagoya City Art Museum

    This museum is in Shirakawa Park, near Fushimi Station.

    Shikemichi and Endoji

    These areas will be hosting artworks at the Edo-period Ito Family House and in the Endoji Shopping arcade.

    Toyota City

    Art will be hosted at the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art and at venues around Toyotashi Station.

    The Venues

    International Contemporary Art Exhibition

    After “Freedom of Expression?” [Japan] / Song-Ming ANG and Jason MALING [Singapore/Germany, Australia] / AOKI Miku [Japan] / Walead BESHTY [UK/USA] / Candice BREITZ [South Africa/Germany] / James BRIDLE [UK/ Greece] / Tania BRUGUERA [Cuba/USA] / BUNYA Yukari [Japan/Belgium] /  Miriam CAHN [Switzerland] / Pia CAMIL [Mexico] / The Center for Investigative Reporting [USA] / Heather DEWEY-HAGBORG [USA] / dividual inc. [Japan] / DOKUYAMA Bontaro [Japan] / ECHIGO Masashi [Japan] / Ayşe ERKMEN [Turkey/ Germany] / exonemo [Japan/USA] / Ceal FLOYER [British/Germany] / FUJII Hikaru [Japan] / FUJIWARA Aoi [Japan] / Regina José GALINDO [Guatemala] / Dora GARCÍA [Spain/Spain, Norway] / GE Yulu [China] / HO Tzu Nyen [Singapore] / Anna HULAČOVÁ [Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic] / IMAMURA Yohei[Japan] / IMAZU Kei [Japan/Indonesia] / ISHIBA Ayako [Japan] / ITO Gabin [Japan] / IWASAKI Takahiro [Japan] / KATO Tsubasa [Japan] / Kyun-Chome [Japan] / LEUNG Chi Wo + Sara WONG [Hong Kong] / LIM Minouk [South Korea] / Amanda MARTINEZ [USA] / Claudia MARTÍNEZ GARAY [Perú/Netherlands] / MASUMOTO Keiko [Japan] / Mónica MAYER [Mexico] / MURAYAMA Goro [Japan] / NAGATA Kosuke [Japan] / Reynier Leyva NOVO [Cuba] / ODAWARA Nodoka [Japan] / Pangrok Sulap [Malaysia] / PARK Chan-kyong [South Korea] / pascALEjandro (Alejandro JODOROWSKY and Pascale MONTANDON-JODOROWSKY) [France] / Tania PÉREZ CÓRDOVA [Mexico] / Stuart RINGHOLT [Australia] / Ugo RONDINONE [Switzerland/USA] / SAWADA Hana [Japan] / Sholim [Serbia] / Taryn SIMON [USA] / Studio Drift [Netherlands] / SUGE Syunichi [Japan] / TAKAMINE Tadasu [Japan] / TANAKA Koki [Japan] / Javier TÉLLEZ [Venezuela/USA] / Barthélémy TOGUO [Cameroon/Cameroon, France] / tomotosi [Japan] / TSUDA Michiko [Japan] / USUI Yui [Japan] / WADA Yuina (Shinkazoku) [Japan] / WASHIO Tomoyuki [Japan] / Anna WITT [Germany/Austria] / YUAN Goang-Ming [Taiwan] / YUMISASHI Kanji [Japan] / Katarina ZDJELAR [Yugoslavia/Netherlands] 

    Film Program
    Basma ALSHARIF [Kuwait] / Kathryn BIGELOW [USA] / CHOI Seung-Ho [South Korea] / Company Matsuo [Japan] / Claire DENIS [France] / HIROSE Nanako [Japan] / Alejandro JODOROWSKY [Chile] / KOMORI Haruka [Japan] / Milo RAU [Switzerland] / Leni RIEFENSTAHL [Germany] / TODA Hikaru [Japan] / Tokai Television Broadcasting [Japan] / TOMITA Katsuya [Japan] / YOSHIGAI Nao [Japan]

    Music Program
    Junretsu [Japan] / Sakanaction [Japan] / U-zhaan [Japan]

    ENDO Mikiko and HIBINO Katsuhiko [Japan]

    Performing Arts
    Monira AL QADIRI [Senegal/Germany] / ICHIHARA Satoko (Q) [Japan] / KOIZUMI Meiro [Japan] / Nature Theater of Oklahoma + EN-KNAP Group [USA, Slovenia] / Milo RAU (IIPM) + CAMPO [Switzerland/Germany, Belgium] / Saeborg [Japan] / TAKAYAMA Akira (Port B) [Japan] / Theater Urinko + MIURA Motoi + KUWAKUBO Ryota [Japan]

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