previews

  • Yokohama Triennale 2014: “Art Fahrenheit 451: Sailing Into the Sea of Oblivion”

    Yokohama Museum of Art
    3-4-1, Minatomirai, Nishi-Ku
    August 1–November 3

    Curated by Yasumasa Morimura

    Best known for inserting himself into studiously researched photographic re-creations of masterpieces from the Western canon, artist Yasumasa Morimura will oversee the fifth edition of the Yokohama Triennale. He has selected approximately seventy international artists to address the dialectic of remembering and forgetting—a subject embodied in a new version of Michael Landy’s monumental Art Bin, 2010, a receptacle for failed artworks. With projects (including new efforts by Miwa Yanagi, Akira Takayama, and Masahiro Wada) arranged around such literary themes as“A Voyage into the Useless” and “A Voyage of Silence and Whispers,” Morimura’s curatorial strategy promises an idiosyncratic and necessary contrast to the state-driven agenda of “urban regeneration” behind many recent large-scale exhibitions in Japan. A catalogue featuring an essay by Morimura will be available in Japanese and English.