December 3, 2018 - Yokohama Triennale - Raqs Media Collective appointed as Artistic Director for 2020 edition
December 3, 2018

Yokohama Triennale

Raqs Media Collective from left: Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula, Shuddhabrata Sengupta. Photo: Tanaka Yuichiro.

Raqs Media Collective appointed as Artistic Director for 2020 edition

Yokohama Triennale
Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan
3-4-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku
Kanagawa
Yokohama 2200012
Japan

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The Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale is pleased to announce the appointment of Raqs Media Collective as the artistic director of Yokohama Triennale 2020.

Since its inauguration in 2001, the Yokohama Triennale has strived to be a leading force in the Japanese contemporary art scene. Ahead of its 20th anniversary, the triennale seeks to reassess and shift its position by joining forces with Raqs Media Collective, a New Delhi-based collective consisting of Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula, and Shuddhabrata Sengupta.

Selected on the basis of its highly intellectual and polemical approach, the collective is notable for its originality and inquisitive attitude. Active as artists, curators, and producers, the group is versatile and collaborative, working frequently with architects, computer programmers, writers, curators, and theater directors. Among the major biennales and exhibitions they have curated are the Shanghai Biennale, Why Not Ask Again (2016) and most recently In the Open or in Stealth (2018) at Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA).

In the 19th century, Yokohama became one of the first Japanese ports to open to the outside world after a period of nearly 200 years of national isolation. Since that time, the city has remained open to untested ideas and unfamiliar knowledge. Acutely aware of local issues, Raqs Media Collective will function as creative agents, finding “polyglot anchors that translate and poetically amplify” the triennale’s concerns, including subjects with specific global and social implications.

For Raqs Media Collective's profile and the selection process,
view full press release

 

Yokohama Triennale 2020
Exhibition Dates: early July–mid-October, 2020
Organizers: City of Yokohama, Yokohama Arts Foundation, Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), The Asahi Shimbun, and Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale

Press contact
Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale (Nishiyama, Takahashi)
c/o Yokohama Museum of Art, 3-4-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, 220-0012 Japan
press [​at​] yokohamatriennale.jp / T +81 (0)45 663 7232 / F +81 (0)45 681 7606

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