The Aichi Triennale and Nakanojo Biennale, Japan

Various Venues, Japan
Katsuya Tomita, TENZO, 2019. Courtesy of All-Japan Young Soto Zen Buddhist Priest Association.


I n its fourth edition, the Aichi Triennale will open with the intriguing title, Taming Your/ Our Passion and bring together work by over 90 individual artists and artist groups from Japan and overseas and feature a wide range of creative practices. The cities of Nagoya and Toyota will play host to a rich and varied program of film, performing arts, and music, in addition to a central contemporary art exhibition.

Japanese rock band Sakanaction.

Further north, the 7th iteration of the Nakanojo Biennale will see work by more than 150 artists inhabit the town’s stunning mountain setting, spilling out into nearby onsen spa towns and abandoned wooden school buildings. For a month, Nakanojo will overflow with exhibitions of drawing, sculpture, photography and installation.

Kyoko Fujiwara, Sanctuary, 2015. Photograph by K.Hayashi.

The Aichi Triennale 2019 runs through 14 October, whilst The Nakanojo Biennale 2019 will begin on 24 August and run until 23 September.

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