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Yokohama, Japan

6 August - 6 November 2011

Director General: OSAKA Eriko
Director of the Yokohama Museum of Art

Artistic Director: MIKI Akiko

Our Magic Hour: How Much of the World Can We Know?

The fourth edition of the Yokohama Triennale is focused on works of art that refer to the mysteries of the world and our everyday lives - such things as magic-like powers, supernatural phenomena, mythology, legend and animism.

Yokohama Triennale 2011 takes place both outdoors and indoors at two main venues, the Yokohama Museum of Art and BankART Studio NYK. lt includes artworks by just over 60 contemporary artists and also some from the museum's collection. From site-specific installations and media work to modern painting and historical objects such as Coptic tapestry fragments, the exhibition includes a wide range of artworks in terms of both age and material.

One of the distinctive features of this Triennale is that there are unexpected "encounters" at various corners of the exhibition space.

More about, see:

Greeting by the President of the Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale

Greeting from the Director General

Curatorial text
By MIKI Akiko, Artistic Director


Yokohama Museum of Art
NYK Waterfront Warehouse (BankART Studio NYK)
and the surrounding areas

Special Tie-Up Programs:
Shinko Pier Exhibition Hall (BankART1929)
Koganecho Area
(Koganecho Area Management Center)



City of Yokohama
Yokohama Arts Foundation
Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)
The Asahi Shimbun
Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale Office

Chairperson, Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale:
Director of the Yokohama Museum of Art



Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale Office
c/o Yokohama Museum of Art
3-4-1, Minatomirai Nishi-Ku
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Examples from the photo tour:

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