E-Flux Press Release

The Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale announces the first 26 artists and one project for Yokohama Triennale 2017: Islands, Constellations & Galapagos.



International exhibitions

International Archives 2nd half of 2017

Yokohama Triennale 2017

Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama (Japan)

04.08 - 05.11.2017




"While the world today is expanding beyond traditional frameworks, and various kinds of networks are growing, it is being shaken to its foundations by challenges such as conflict, refugees and immigration, and the emergence of protectionism, xenophobia, and populism. At the same time, the world is awash in data far exceeding the processing capacity of human beings, and in an increasingly complex and sophisticated environment where communication tools such as social media are developing rapidly, people appear to be banding together into small, disparate groups of “island universe” and communities.

Also, there is increasingly assertive activity by a wide range of small-scale organizations that challenge the dictates of superpowers and centralized political systems.

Against this backdrop of widespread disruption of conventional social frameworks and values, Yokohama Triennale 2017 embarks on a multi-faceted examination, through art, of the themes of connectivity and isolation, under the title Islands, Constellations & Galapagos. We will contemplate the world in which conflicting concepts and phenomena are intricately intertwined and constantly in flux, the nature of identity and diversity, and how the courage, imagination and creativity of human beings can be used to derive a new vision and ground design for the future when our future remains uncertain." Akiko Miki, Co-Director, Yokohama Triennale 2017

Participating artists(as of April 18, 2017/ to be updated)
Ai Weiwei / Broomberg & Chanarin / Maurizio Cattelan / Dong Yuan / Sam Durant / Olafur Eliasson / Alex Hartley / Hatakeyama Naoya / Carsten Höller, Tobias Rehberger, Anri Sala & Rirkrit Tiravanija / Jenny Holzer / Christian Jankowski / Kawakubo Yoi / Kazama Sachiko / Ragnar Kjartansson / Map Office / Prabhavathi Meppayil / Ozawa Tsuyoshi / Katie Paterson / Paola Pivi / Kathy Prendergast / Rob Pruitt / Wael Shawky / Shooshie Sulaiman / The Propeller Group / Ujino / Yanagi Yukinori

Project: Don't Follow the Wind
Participating artists include names of individuals and groups.

Yokohama Triennale 2017 Directors
Osaka Eriko / Director, Yokohama Museum of Art
Miki Akiko / Curator/ International Artistic Director, Benesse Art Site Naoshima
Kashiwagi Tomoh / Project Director, Yokohama Museum of Art


Hatakeyama Naoya, Terril #02607, 2009. Loose-en-Gohelle. © Hatakeyama Naoya.

Exhibition 4 August - 5 November 2017. Yokohama Museum of Art, 3-4-1, Minatomirai, Nishi Ward – 220-00012 Yokohama (Japan).






Yokohama Triennale 2017, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama

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Hatakeyama Naoya, Terril #02607, 2009. Loose-en-Gohelle. © Hatakeyama Naoya.