Yokohama

Yokohama

Yokohama Triennale 2011

Yokohama Triennale
Yokohama Museum of Art and other venues
August 6–November 6, 2011

Curated by Akiko Miki and Eriko Osaka

Taking its thematic title, “Our Magic Hour,” from a sculpture by Ugo Rondinone (in which a billboard-size rainbow of text spells out the same), the Fourth Yokohama Triennale looks to art as a portal to “magic”—what we intuit to lie beyond or beneath the technologically controlled structures and administrative procedures of our globalized world. As the show’s subtitle asks, “How much of the world can we know?” The Yokohama Museum of Art and BankART Studio NYK will serve as primary venues for this psychic expedition, while throughout the city a whole range of interior and outdoor public spaces will be furnished with works by more than sixty international artists—including Massimo Bartolini, Peter Coffin, Ryan Gander, Taro Izumi, Carsten Nicolai, and Koki Tanka—inviting all passersby to consider the “mysteries of our world and everyday lives . . . areas that cannot be figured out by science or reason.”