The Yokohama Triennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art held in Yokohama once every three years. The exhibition features both internationally renowned and up-and-coming artists, and presents the latest trends and expressions in contemporary art.
Supplementary events are conducted during the exhibition period, including symposiums to discuss the Triennale concept and workshops and gallery talks to enhance the dialogue among the artists, participants, and the visitors.
Since its inauguration in 2001, the Yokohama Triennale has addressed the relationships between Japan and the world, and the individual and society, and reexamined the social role of art from a variety of perspectives, in response to a world in constant flux.
The first three editions (2001, 2005, 2008) were primarily organized and overseen by the Japan Foundation to enhance cultural exchange between Japan and other countries and cultures through contemporary art. From the fourth edition (2011), the City of Yokohama has been the primary organizer of the event.
The Yokohama Triennale is a national project supported by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, and also a project that represents the ‘Culture, Art and Creative City Yokohama’.
To open new channels through art
By celebrating contemporary art, the Triennale provides opportunities to engage with a wide range of expressions, which transcend any given genre or era, to foster better understanding between people from many different generations and backgrounds.
To engage with the world
As a national project, the Yokohama Triennale strives to contribute to international exchange and mutual understanding through its commitment to conveying new principles and values.
To engage with the community
By collaborating with partners in ‘Culture, Art and Creative City Yokohama’, the Yokohama Triennale enhances and promotes the unique resources in the city.
Yokohama Triennale is organized by City of Yokohama, Yokohama Arts Foundation, Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), The Asahi Shimbun, and Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale.Source: www.yokohamatriennale.jp