2019.07.22 "Setouchi ASIA Forum 2019" Opening Session~Sharing community development by art~

As Setouchi Triennale Executive Committee (Chairman: Keizo Hamada, the Governors of Kagawa Prefecture), since the efforts of the Setouchi Triennale as community development by art are attracting attention from overseas, "Setouchi ASIA Forum 2019" will be held for 4 days from August 21 (Wed) to 24 (Sat).

People who work on community development by cultural arts in Asian countries gather, learn and talk together.

As the opening session, we will invite experts who are active in various fields as lecturers at "Kagawa International Conference Center" on Wednesday, August 21 to hold keynote lectures. We look forward to your participation.

The outline
Date and time: 10:30-18:30, August 21 (Wed), 2019
Open door :10:00

Venue: Kagawa International Conference Center

Capacity: 200 people (application first-come-first-served basis)

Fee: Admission free

Application : Fill in the required items in " Participation Request Form " ,and apply.

Others: Simultaneous interpretation (Japanese, English, Chinese trilingual)


Part 1 What "Setouchi Asia Forum" aims for (10:30-13:00)

Organizer greeting
Keizo Hamada (Chairman of Setouchi Triennale Executive Committee, Governor of Kagawa Prefecture)

Problem presentation
"What do people seek in art in a tumultuous world"
Fram Kitagawa (General Director, Setouchi Triennale)

Keynote Speech 1
"Why does the UN work in tourism-the possibility of cultural tourism"
Musallim Afandiyev (Senior Officer, United Nations World Tourism Organization Business Change / Azerbaijan)

Keynote Speech 2
"What can the art festival do -beyond the exhibition"
Anthony Gardner (Director, Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford / UK)

"Day break"

Part 2 Regional Arts Festival and Asia (14: 30-16: 30)

1 "Why does China hold the" Art Festival of the Earth "?"
Xie Yang (Researcher, Development Research Center of State Council P.R.China/ China)

2 “What the Singapore Biennale 2019 Aims”
Patrick Flores (Biennale 2019 Director / Singapore)

3 "Thailand where 3 Biennales started. What's next?"
Gridthiya Gaweewong (Director, Jim Thompson Art Center)

4 "How to see away from the center-the practice of spotlighted Indonesian art collectives"
Leonhard Bartolomeus (curator, ruangrupa representative / Indonesia)


Part 3 Discussion (17: 00-17: 45)
Special Lecture 17: 45-18: 15
"Can an art festival be possible in Okinawa?"
Natsuki Ikezawa (writer)

Greeting Soichiro Fukutake (General Producer, Setouchi Triennale)

Overview of the Setouchi ASIA Forum (a plan)

○ August 21 (Wed) ※ Open to the public
Opening session (as indicated in the text)

○ August 22 (Thu) ※ Closed to the public
Art tour (Oshima, Megijima, Ogijima) and
Session: Know about current Asia (Venue: Kagawa International Conference Center)

○ August 23 (Fri) ※ Closed to the public
Art tour (Shodoshima) and
Session (Venue: Olive Hall in Shodoshima Olive Park)
Group A: "Art has left the White Cube and started getting involved in the field"
Group B: "People move the world with art as a clue"
Group C: "The company has begun to be involved in the Utopia called art festival"

○ August 24 (Sat) ※ Closed to the public
Closing session (Venue: Olive Hall in Shodoshima Olive Park)

Application for coverage: If you would like to make a coverage, please apply from " Press Room "by 17:00 on August 19 (Mon).


2019.05.08 Official Event "Lion Dance: Sanuki Tradition - entering a new era" will be performed in Shodoshima and Takamatsu port on 12(Sun) May.

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Lion Dance: Sanuki Tradition - entering a new era, which will be performed at tent space of Takamatsu sunport, will be also performed in Shodoshima and Takamatsu port on 12(Sun) May.

12 MAY (Sun) 2019

13:30~13:45 Obe-area, inside of Lin Shuen Long's art "Beyond the Border - Wave"
15:00~15:15 Nakayama-area, inside of Wang Wen Chih's art "Love in Shodoshima"

<Takamatsu port>
17:50~18:05 In front of Shinji Ohmaki 「Liminal Air –core-」

Admission fee:
Free( Required a passport or admission fee 300 yen to enter artwork in Shodoshima, if you are over 15years old.)

The performer:
Asakura-Lion dance

・Please make sure you will bring your hat or cap and drinks to protect yourself against hot weather.
・In the case of cancellation due to rain, we will announce on official website. Please contact Setouchi Triennale General Information Center (tel 087-813-2244) whenever you find something unclear.

Applicationf for media coverage:
For media coverage, please write the following items and apply to by 17:00 of 10th(Fri).
①Company name and department name
②name of the person in charge
③The phone number

About Asakura-Lion dance
About 100 years ago, when Asakura-Kasuga shrine in Asakura, Miki-town has built, Asakura-Lion dance was revived on the basis of Botan-kuzushi( a kind of rough performance) in Iwanami area of Higashi-Ueda, Takamatsu. For that a reason, Asakura-Lion dance which is sycronized 3 Lions; a parent lion, a child lion and a grandchild lion, differ from other extant Botan-kuzushi in Miki-town.
The size of Asakura-Lion is different for each lion, large, medium and small. Therefore, danced lion is changed by growth of performer.
The performer has been learning Lion-dance from the childhood, so Lion-dance is performed by a large family with connecting generations.

2019.05.07 Opening hours of Setouchi Triennale 2019 Takamatsu port official shop will be changed.

During Setouchi Triennale 2019, official shop has been opened at Takamatsu port and Miyanoura port( Naoshima).
And this time, from 7th of May(Tue) in the first year of Reiwa, opening hours of Takamatsu port official shop "The Sea Market" which is furnished with official goods and fine articles of Setouchi・Kagawa, will be changed as follows.
Still less, opening hours of Naoshima official shop will not be changed.

Takamatsu Port Official Shop "The Sea Market"
Takamatsu Passenger Terminal Building 3F, 1-1, Sunport, Takamatsu, Kagawa, 760-0019, JAPAN
Before the changes 9:00―21:00(no holidays during Triennale)
After the changes 9:00―20:00(no holidays during Triennale)
※ From 7th of May(Tue) in the first year of Reiwa, opening hours will be changed.

Naoshima official shop
40, 2249, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa, JAPAN
9:30―18:00(no holidays during Triennale)

2019.03.29 Press Preview of Setouchi Triennale 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Spring Season of “The Setouchi Triennale 2019”, which is The 4th Contemporary Art Exhibition in the picturesque nature of the Seto Inland Sea, will commence on April 26(Fri).

“Setouchi Triennale Executive Committee” (President | Keizo Hamada [Governor of Kagawa Prefecture]) will conduct the specific PRESS PREVIEW which enables only media journalists to cover the exhibition on April 23(Tue) ・24(Wed) prior to the opening.

Please participate in this preview and cover the art works and facilities at the Art sites. We are really appreciated if you transmit the various information concerning the impressive and fascinating feature of the Setouchi Triennale to public.

please refer to the attached documents.

2019.02.13 Setouchi Triennale 2019 has been featured in the US media

Setouchi Triennale 2019 has been featured in the major US magazines Fodor's Travel.
The articles list Setouchi Triennale in Once-in-a-Lifetime Museum Exhibits Worth Travelling to in 2019.

● Fodor's Travel:
・ Outline of this media:
Fodor's Travel is a major US publication on travel. Its website has 5 million users and 25 million page views per month.

・ The content of this article:

※At the end of last year, Setouchi is also ranked 13th in the Top 52 destinations everyone must visit in 2019 of Fodor's Travel. Thanks to the Setouchi Triennale 2019, Setouchi was the only place from Japan to make the list.