July 23, 2013 - Dojima River Biennale - Little Water
July 23, 2013

Little Water

Dojima River Biennale 2013: Little Water
July 20–August 18, 2013

Press conference: July 19, 15–15:40h
Press preview: July 19, 16–18h
Opening reception: July 19, 18–20h
Symposium: July 20, 13–15h

Dojima River Forum
1-1-17 Fukushima, Fukushima-ku
Osaka, Japan
Hours: Daily 11–19h


The third edition of Dojima River Biennale, organized by Taiwanese curator Rudy Tseng as its Artistic Director, draws inspiration from the beauty of Dojima River, and focuses on water’s importance to the everyday life of the local population. The title, Little Water, attends to many of this element’s concepts, tracing its importance not only as a natural resource, but also as a symbol, as it exists in different states, whether as ice, liquid, or vapor, and morphs itself into whatever form it is poured into. While people who reside near a water source may have certain memories and experiences of this proximity, the role water plays in rituals and religions, and its properties in cleansing and purification are equally pertinent. Though rivers and oceans may serve as geo-political boundaries, they not only separate, but also bond humans, families, and communities. Little Water re-examines water’s many meanings and explores its roles in agriculture, ecology, literature, and human sensibility, inviting works that embrace the complexity, diversity, and poetic beauty of this most basic element of nature.

Participating artists include Doug Aitken, Yukio Fujimoto, Gade, NS Harsha, Naoya Hatakeyama, Takashi Ishida, Teppei Kaneuji, William Kentridge, Wolfgang Laib, Lee Mingwei, Charles Lim, Aditya Novali, Pak Sheung Chuen, Sopheap Pich, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Taro Shinoda, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Tadasu Takamine, teamLab, Teng Chao-Ming, Charwei Tsai, Su-Mei Tse, Wang Yuping, Meg Webster, Lawrence Weiner, Andro Wekua, Lyota Yagi and Yuan Goang-Ming.

About Rudy Tseng
Born in 1959, Rudy Tseng is an independent curator and art collector based in Taipei. Tseng is actively involved in the international art scene, sitting on several international committees, including Asia-Pacific Acquisitions Committee of Tate Gallery and International Member of the Mori Art Museum.

Media contact:
Dojima River Forum, Osaka, Japan
Ms. Hisako Hara, Hara Art Office
dojima2013 [​at​] gmail.com
M +81 90 1221 6377 / F +81 6 6364 1718


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