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June 17, 2016

Aichi Triennale

View of Liu Wei, Bentu: Chinese Artists in a Time of Turbulence and Transformation, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, 2016. Photo: Marc Domage. © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage / Liu Wei Studio.

Aichi Triennale 2016
Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan
August 11–October 23, 2016

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Aichi Triennale 2016
Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan
August 11–October 23, 2016

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Full lineup of over 100 artists announced in the two-month run-up to the opening of Aichi Triennale 2016

Aichi Triennale 2016 has finalized its lineup of over 100 artists (individuals and groups) participating from 38 countries. 26 artists have recently been added to the 93 already announced.

Held every three years since 2010, Aichi Triennale is a major international art festival showcasing both contemporary visual art and stage performances. The rich program comprising an international art exhibition, film program, performing arts, and an opera production will be overseen by the 2016 festival’s artistic director, photographer and author MINATO Chihiro, and will open under the theme Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan on August 11, 2016.

Aichi Triennale is a public project undertaken by Aichi Prefecture to make a positive contribution to the development of the world’s culture and art, to make culture and art more accessible, and to enhance the visitor appeal of Aichi. Initially, venues included only Nagoya City. The 2nd Triennale was expanded to include Okazaki City, known as a city of jazz, and the upcoming 3rd Triennale will be spread across three cities with the addition of Toyohashi City, which is home to over 6,000 Brazilian expats, one of the largest communities of its kind in Japan.

Celebrating Aichi’s close ties with Brazil, the festival has invited São Paulo-based Daniela Castro to serve as a curator, and will be presenting the works of five Brazil-based artists including João Modé(visual arts) and Dani Lima(performing arts). Also joining the Triennale 2016 curatorial team is Istanbul-based Zeynep Öz. Taking on board curators and artists from many different countries and regions, and highlighting the uniqueness of languages and cultural backgrounds of people from all over the world, Aichi Triennale 2016 is set to become an international art festival that strongly reflects its underlying cultural anthropological perspective.

The lineup of artists has now been finalized. A total of 119 artists will take part, of which five artists including Liu Wei and Nidhal Chamekh who are exhibiting in the international art exhibition, plus 21 artists including Agnès Varda and Ciro Guerra participating in the film program, were newly announced at the end of May. The international art exhibition, featuring as many as 20 artists who are showing in Japan for the first time, is sure to become a not-to-be-missed chance to discover artists and works from countries less familiar to Japanese audiences.

Aichi Triennale 2016 will present as its opera production a fresh interpretation of The Magic Flute, the last operatic work composed by W. A. Mozart. The production will be directed and designed (stage set, lighting, and costumes) by Teshigawara Saburo, a dancer and choreographer whose highly original productions have won him international acclaim, and conducted by Gaetano d'Espinosa, one of Italy’s most talented and exciting conductors.

The lineup of performing arts will include works by Company DCA / Philippe Decouflé, one of France’s unique talents, the maverick flamenco dancer and choreographer Israel Galván, and many other enticing productions with a focus on geographical locations closely related to the roots of indigenous traditions of dance and performing arts.


Overview
Aichi Triennale 2016
Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan

Artistic Director: Minato Chihiro
Venues: Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya city, Toyohashi city, Okazaki city
Organizer: The Aichi Triennale Organizing Committee


Curator:
Visual arts: 
Haito Masahiko (Chief Curator; Japan), Daniela Castro (Brazil), Hattori Hiroyuki (Japan), Kanai Tadashi (Japan), Zeynep Öz (Turkey)
Film program: Echigoya Takashi, Hama Haruka
Performing arts: Fujii Akiko, Karatsu Eri
Opera production: Mizuno Manabu

Artists newly announced:
Visual arts: 
Kerstin Brätsch, Nidhal Chamekh, Ali Cherri, Liu Wei, L Pack
Film program: Bi Gan, Chen Chieh-Jen, Mati Diop, Azza El-Hassan, Maureen Fazendeiro, Christophe Gautry, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi, Ciro Guerra, Ito Takashi, Boris Labbé, Miyagi Futoshi, Ogawa Iku, Lois Patiño, Lois Patiño, Georges Schwitzgebel, Agnès Varda, Roy Villevoye, Yamamura Koji, Yuki Yoko, Midi Z

Detailed artist information can be found here

Artists by country (a total of 38 countries):
Japan (58), USA (8), France (7), Brazil (5), Holland (3), Italy (3), Spain (3), UK (3), China (2), Colombia (2), Cuba (2), Germany (2), India (2), Kirghiz (2), Korea (2), Philippines (2), Taiwan (2), Turkey (2), Argentina (1), Australia (1), Belgium (1), Egypt (1), Indonesia (1), Jordan (1), Lebanon (1), Lithuania (1), Mexico (1), Mongolia (1), Myanmar (1), Palestine (1), Papua New Guinea (1), Singapore (1), Sweden (1), Switzerland (1), Thailand (1), Tunisia (1), UAE (1), Vietnam (1)

–Based on country of birth. Listed by number of artists in descending alphabetical order.
–Individual artists credited alongside groups/troupes/companies count toward the number of artists from a country.

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