Press Release


2021.10.05 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
Performers and program details to be announced on 10/13
-       How to watch: Join us on Youtube live


【Live report on 17th October from the following artists (As of 4th October 2021)】
Ayse Erkmen (Turkey / Germany), Dinh Q. Le (Vietnam), Christiaan Bastiaans (the Netherlands), Mounir Fatmi (Morocco / France), Kendell Geers (South Africa / Belgium), Ilya & Emilia Kabakov (Russia / US), Tadashi Kawamata (Japan), Alexander Ponomarev
(Russia), Kidlat Tahimik (Philippine), Leonid Tishkov (Russia), Richard Wilson (UK), Wang Wen-Chi (Taiwan)
And more…

About the booklet of the compiled text
-       Available from 11th October via the following link:
-       Price: 1,500yen

【Text from the following artists (As of 4th October 2021)】
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

Press Release(Japanese)

2021.10.01 ART SETOUCHI Special opening of the indoor artworks on Megijima Island and Ogijima Island!

We would like to announce that the indoor artworks on Megijima Island and Ogijima Island will be open to the public for four days only, October 9th (Sat), 10th (Sun), 23rd (Sat), and 24th (Sun).
Please refer to the attached ART SETOUCHI Artworks List(Japanese) for details.

Please note that the indoor artworks on Ogijima Island can only be viewed by tour with advance reservation.

For details, please see the attached press release.

Press Release(Japanese)

ART SETOUCHI Artworks List(Japanese)

2021.10.01 Notice of ART SETOUCHI events and status of artworks

This is the notice of the opening status that ART SETOUCHI events and artworks. Some of the artworks will be open. For details, please see the Artworks Calendar or the following related websites.

Benesse Art Site Naoshima
Twenty Four Eyes Movie Studio
Mitoyo City website

Requests to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as below;
- Those with fever, cough, sore throat, or any other symptoms, or those who are concerned about their health, are advised to refrain from watching the artworks.
- Please keep a distance between you and others (at least 2 meters).
- Please keep a distance (more than 2 meters) from the artwork and do not touch it.

Press Release(Japanese)

ART SETOUCHI Artworks List(Japanese)