Aichi Triennale 2019
Taming Y/Our Passion
August 1–October 14, 2019
Launched by Aichi Prefecture in 2010, Aichi Triennale is counted among Japan’s largest international festivals of contemporary art. Aichi Triennale 2019, the fourth festival to be held, has the journalist and media activist Tsuda Daisuke as its Artistic Director. The Triennale’s cross-sectional curator team comprises eight experts in contemporary art, film and video, stage performance, music, and learning. The Triennale will bring together about 70 contemporary and film/video artists (individuals or groups) from inside and outside Japan, and stage performers will also showcase their works, mainly dramas, there. During the Triennale period, music programs suitable for the festival are also planned.
32 artists as of October 18, 2018, in alphabetical order:
Monira Al Qadiri [Senegal/Germany] / Candice Breitz [South Africa/Germany] / James Bridle [UK/Greece] / Miriam Cahn [Switzerland] / The Center for Investigative Reporting [USA] / dividual inc. [Japan] / Ayşe Erkmen [Turkey/Germany] / Fujii Hikaru [Japan] / Regina José Galindo [Guatemala] / Dora García [Spain/Norway] / Ichihara Satoko (Q) [Japan] / Imamura Yohei [Japan] / Kato Tsubasa [Japan] / Koizumi Meiro [Japan] / Kyun-Chome [Japan] / Lim Minouk [South Korea] / Mónica Mayer [Mexico] / Murayama Goro [Japan] / Nagata Kosuke [Japan] / Reynier Leyva Novo [Cuba] / Pangrok Sulap [Malaysia] / Park Chan-kyong [South Korea] / pascALEjandro (Alejandro Jodorowsky and Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky) [France] / Stuart Ringholt [Australia] / Saeborg [Japan] / Takamine Tadasu [Japan] / Takayama Akira (Port B) [Japan] / Tanaka Koki [Japan] / Javier Téllez [Venezuela/USA] / Usui Yui [Japan] / Yuan Goang-Ming [Taiwan] / Yumisashi Kanji [Japan]
A full list of artists will be announced in late March 2019.
“Participating artists” include names of individuals and groups.
Main Venues: Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya City (Shikemichi and Endoji), Toyota City (Toyota Municipal Museum of Art and off-site venues)
Artistic Director: Tsuda Daisuke
Planning Adviser: Azuma Hiroki
Chief Curator: Iida Shihoko
Curator International Contemporary Art Exhibition: Nose Yoko, Pedro Reyes, Washida Meruro
Film Program: Sugihara Eijun
Performing Arts: Soma Chiaki
Music Program: Oyama Takuya
Learning: Aida Daiya
Consultant: Hou Hanru
Organizer: The Aichi Triennale Organizing Committee
The Triennale’s theme—Taming Y/Our Passion—presented by Artistic Director Tsuda Daisuke embodies the following thought behind the Triennale: “Information foments our emotions, and as a result, people suffering from severe anxiety have become polarized around the world today. Instead of understanding the world in terms of opposition, we hope to search for clues to resolving the problems we face now by taking advantage of the power of art, which can deal with anything in the world, to appeal to people’s compassion.”