YOKOHAMA.- The Yokohama Triennale series of international exhibitions of contemporary art, first held in 2001, opens its third exhibition in 2008. Based on the comprehensive exhibition theme set by the artistic director, a diverse range of artworksincluding videos, installations, photography, painting, and sculptureby about 60 to 70 selected artists from many countries will be put on display.
While showcasing newly-released artworks of the cutting-edge contemporary art around the globe, the Triennale will also feature many site-specific works highlighting the distinctive charms of the host city so that it will unfold the large extravaganza of art. Vigorous supplementary events will be conducted during the exhibition period, including symposiums to flesh out the Triennale concept and the workshops and gallery talks to enhance the dialogue among the artists, participants, and the visitors. The Triennale will also seek to establish and strengthen ties with art organizations and other international exhibition secretariats in Japan and abroad.