Aichi Triennale 2016 opened on August 11. This triennial contemporary art festival is organized under the initiative of Aichi Prefecture and is one of the largest of its kind in Japan.
Held under the theme, “Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan”, the 3rd Aichi Triennale has venues spread across the three cities of Nagoya, Okazaki and Toyohashi, which is home to one of the country’s largest expat Brazilian communities. The number of participating artists (individuals and groups) is the largest in the festival’s history, with 119 artists hailing from 38 countries and regions. Of the 85 artists participating in the visual art section, 66—about 80%—are presenting new works. The festival is off to a good start with over 10,000 visitors (Nagoya, Toyohashi and Okazaki venues combined) attending on the first day.
Thu., August 11 (nat. hol.) – Sun., October 23, 2016 [74 days]
Aichi Arts Center
Nagoya City Art Museum
Nagoya city (Chojamachi, Sakae, and Nagoya Station Sites)
Toyohashi city (PLAT, Buildings on the Water, and Toyohashi Station Main Street Sites)
Okazaki city (Higashi-Okazaki Station, Kosei and Rokku Sites)
- Jerry Gretzinger, Jerry's Map, 2016, Courtesy of the artist