Thursday, November 20, 2008

Yokohama Triennale, Time Crevasse

Here are some photos from the Yokohama Triennale, which is currently on in Tokyo until the end of November this year. Housed in 7 separate locations throughout the city, the triennale showcases an impressive amount of international contemporary art.

The theme this year is "Time Crevasse", coined by artistic Director Tsutomu Mizusawa, in an effort to analyze 'time in day-to-day sensitivities', which Mizusawa refers to as "Crevasses".
In response to this theme, 74 artists from 25 countries present their works.

The main shed at Shinko Pier and the NYK Waterfront Waterhouse has the largest and most comprehensive collections of installation, sound and video pieces.

Puppets critique the theories of socialist, marxist, capitalist models and other influential thinkers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Very clever indeed. The puppets were used in a short educational film on social theory. A spoof, if you will. 
Marina Ambramovic.