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Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial

Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial
Since 2000 in a rural area; one of the largest open air exhibitions worldwide. Works in public buildings, abandoned houses, rice paddies, mountains, etc.


Venice Biennale: Japan

Japan at the Venice Biennale
National pavilions of Japan at the Venice Biennales since 2001. Photo tours and information.


1st Singapore Biennale 2006

1st Singapore Biennale 2006
Curator: Fumio Nanjo; many participants from Japan. Photo tour: 16 venues, 126 works by 92 artists, ca. 320 photos, 25 video clips.


10th Istanbul Biennial, 2008

10th Istanbul Biennial, 2008
Curator: Hou Hanru, originally from China. Many Asian participants - see the extensive photo tour.


Thermocline of Art

Thermocline of Art
New Asian Art. Photo tour through the exhibition at the ZKM Karlsruhe, June - Nov. 2007. Curator: Wonil Rhee. Several artists from Japan.





4th Echigo-Tsumari Triennial

4th Echigo-Tsumari Triennial
26 July - 13 Sept. 2009. More than 200 participants in a rural region of Japan. Photo tour: 80 works and projects.

53rd Venice Biennial 2009

53rd Venice Biennial 2009
Japanese pavilion represented by Miwa Yanagi. Commissioner: Hiroshi Minamishima


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