2021.10.11 Setouchi Asia Forum 2021 Artists’ Breath Live - Artists in the midst of the pandemic

Over these one and a half years after the outbreak of the new coronavirus,
traveling, dining, gathering, and holding exhibitions have been restricted,
and the humanity that humankind had acquired over 20,000 years have been
lost. Despite being in such a difficult time, it gives us hope to hear from
artists who continue to think and create their artworks. The desire to
contact with art is growing stronger and stronger, and there has never been
a time when artists’ ideas and works have become hope.

The Setouchi Asia Forum was launched as a part of Setouchi Triennale 2016 in
hopes to create a platform for people from Asian countries and regions who
had been (or wished to be) involved in regional revitalization through art
and culture by sharing their experiences, learning from each other, and
discussing their ideas, in order to build continuous and sustainable
relationships. The 2nd edition of the forum was held in 2019, joined by 33
groups from 15 different countries and regions. This time, we would like to
expand the scope to all over the world and make it an online form in which
global artists participate. The Artists’ Breath Live consists of (1)
creation of a booklet composed of over 100 participants’ texts and its open
release to the public (2) live reports of 3-minutes each delivered online on
the day of the forum, showing the diversity of artists and the simultaneity
of the world.

Sun, 17 October, 2021 / JST 16:30 start, 19:35 close 

Organizer: Setouchi Triennale Executive Committee
Co-organizer: Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale Executive Committee, Fukutake Foundation
Assisted by: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan

About the live-streaming event
-       Date: Sun, 17 October, 2021 / JST 16:30 start, 19:35 close 
-       Moderator: Fram Kitagawa(General Director of Setouchi Triennale and Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale)
-       Program: Artists from around the world will give live reports
   【Details】Please check the attached files in the end of this page.
-       How to watch: Join us on Youtube live


【Live report on 17th October from the following artists 】
【Live report on 17th October from the following artists 】
Kidlat Tahimik (The Philippines),Christiaan Bastiaans (The Netherlands),Sopheap Pich (Cambodia),Leonid Tishkov (Russia),Nicolas Darrot (France),Stasys Eidrigevičius (Lithuania/Poland),Kendell Geers (South Africa/Belgium),Wang Wen-Chi 王文志(Taiwan),Emma Malig (Chile/France),Eko Nugroho (Indonesia),Mounir Fatmi (Morocco/France),Sokari Douglas Camp (Nigeria / UK),Yansong Ma 馬岩松/ MAD Architects (China),Esther Stocker (Italy / Austria),Raqs Media Collective (India),Tadashi Maeyama (Japan),Ilya & Emilia Kabakov (Russia / US),Manal AlDowayan (Saudi Arabia),Hans Op de Beeck (Belgium),José de Guimaraes (Portugal),Dinh Q. Le (Vietnam),Donald Wasswa (Uganda),Ayşe Erkmen (Turkey/France),Maaria Wirkkala (Finland / Germany),Jaume Plensa (Spain),Massimo Bartolini (Italy),Tobias Rehberger (Germany),Simón Vega (El Salvador),Tadashi Kawamata (Japan/France),Janet Laurence (Australia),Alexander Ponomarev (Russia),Richard Wilson (UK)

About the booklet of the compiled text
-       Price: 1,500yen
-       Available via the following link:

【Text from the following artists 】
Yusuke Asai (Japan), Massimo Bartolini (Italy), Aigars Bikse (Latvia),
Christiaan Bastiaans (the Netherland), Lauren Berkowitz (Australia), Simon
Beer (Switzerland), Hans Op de Beeck (Belgium), Cai Guo-Qiang (China/US),
Sokari Douglas Camp (Nigeria/UK), Yoan Capote (Cuba), Janet Cardiff & George
Bures Miler (Canada), Manal Al Dowayan (Saudi Arabia), Elmgreen & Dragset
(Denmark), Nicolas Darrot (France), Jimmie Durham (US), Ayse Erkmen
(Turkey/Germany), Stasys Eidrigevicius (Lithuania), Leandro Erlich
(Argentina), Fieldoffice Architects (Taiwan), Fiona Foley (Australia),
Mounir Fatmi (Morocco / France), Fernando Foglino (Uruguay), Anne Graham
(Australia), Jose de Guimaraes (Portugal), Kendell Geers (South Africa /
Belgium), Ann Hamilton (US), Francisco Infante (Russia), Jimmy Liao
(Taiwan), Veronique Joumard (France), joylabo (US), Ilya & Emilia Kabakov
(Russia / US), John Kormeling (the Netherlands), Anish Kapoor (India / UK),
Mischa Kuball (Germany), Tadashi Kawamata (Japan / France), Tomoko Konoike
(Japan), Liu Jianhua (China), Dinh Q. Le (Vietnam), Janet Laurence
(Australia), Llobet & Pons (Spain), Ma Yansong / MAD Architects (China),
Ekaterina Muromtseva (Russia), Emma Malig (Chile/France), Lavar Munroe
(Bahama / US), Tadashi Maeyama (Japan), Eko Nugroho (Indonesia), Maria
Nepomuceno (Brazil), Moataz Nasr (Egypt), Yoshitaka Nanjo (Japan), Oscar
Oiwa (Brazil / US), Damian Ortega (Mexico), Tsuyoshi Ozawa (Japan), Sopheap
Pich (Cambodia/US), Alexander Ponomarev (Russia), Jaume Plensa (Spain),
Tobias Putrih (Slovenia), Arin Rungjang (Thailand), Raqs Media Collective
(India), Tobias Rehberger (Germany), Pablo Reinoso (Argentine / France),
Esther Stocker (Italia), Santiago Sierra (Spain), Gerda Steiner & Jorg
Lenzlinger (Switzerland), David Spriggs (UK/Canada), Motoyuki Shitamichi
(Japan), Kidlat Tahimik (Philippine), Leonid Tishkov (Russia), Tam Wai Ping
(Hong Kong), Seizo Tashima (Japan), Mierle Laderman Ukeles (US), Milla
Vaahtera (Finland), Felice Varini (Switzerland), Simon Vega (El Salvador),
Wang Wen-Chi (Taiwan), Richard Wilson (UK), Xiang Yang (China)
And more…

Contact: Setouchi Asia Forum 2021 Artists’ Breath Live Secretariat

Program (Japanese)

Program of live-streaming event