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Art Place Japan

The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale and the Vision to Reconnect Art and Nature

Since its inception in 2000, the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale has remained a unique cultural event attended by over 500,000 people. Recurring every three years, it brings together art, ecology, and communities in the Echigo-Tsumari region in Niigata prefecture, Japan. With the overarching theme of "humans as part of nature," both individual artists and cultural organizations from around the world transform the 300 square miles of land in north central Japan into a large-scale art installation.

For the first time in English, art fans and attendees of the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale can take home a piece of the event — both past and present. Art Place Japan (Princeton Architectural Press, Nov. 3, $35) has been translated from the original Japanese edition and features all new photographs highlighting the various sculptures and installations at the event. Fifty pages of new content have been added chronicling the event since its beginning fifteen years ago. For new attendees, it also features background information on how the triennale began and details about some of the most remote sites.

The 6th Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale takes place from July 26th to September 13th. Roughly 180 artists will participate in this year's event including landscape artists, sculptors, and architects who will create artworks in approximately 200 villages across the Echigo-Tsumari Art Field.

Über den Autor
Fram Kitagawa ist Generaldirektor der Echigo-Tsumari Kunst-Triennale. Er erhielt zahlreiche Auszeichnungen, darunter den Ordre des Arts et des Lettres der Republik Frankreich, den Kulturorden der Republik Polen und 2006 die Auszeichnung für Kunst des japanischen Ministers für Bildung.

Ausführliche Informationen:
Steph Leke
Tel.: (+1) 212 995 9620 ext. 229

Titelbild: Harumi Yukutake, Restructure, 2006
© Foto: Masanori Ikeda)

Art Place Japan

Art Place Japan
The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale
and the Vision to Reconnect Art and Nature

Fram Kitagawa

Übersetzt von Amiko Matsuo und Brad Monsma

15,5 x 21 cm
304 Seiten / 233 Farbfotos

ISBN 978-1-61689-424-5
$35.00 / £21.99
Erscheint im November 2015

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