Press Release


2019.10.10 Due to the approaching Typhoon #19, The Setouchi Triennale 2019 artworks and facilities will be closed all day on October 12, Saturday.

Typhoon #19 is approaching according to information issued by the Takamatsu Meteorological Agency. Artworks and facilities will be temporarily closed all day except some artworks on October 12. All events on this day will be cancelled.

*More information about Benesse related artworks and facilities closing can be found at the Benesse Art Site Naoshima, please check this website for further information:

*No. sd27 “GEORGES gallery” on Shodoshima and No. sd32 “Fisherman's Dream” in Twenty-Four Eyes Movie Village, Shodoshima will be open normal hours on October 12.

*No. mg19 “Oninoko Tile Project” in Onigashima Cave on Megijima, No. tk13 “Portraits of Architecture in JAPAN: Stories of its protagonists” at The Kagawa Museum, No. tk15 “Suitcase in a Bottle” in Takamatsu Yashima, No. tk16 “Place out of Time” in Shikokumura, No. tk18 “Watch Tower” in Takamatsu Ryuozan each have a website, so please check for further information.

Some artworks will be closed from the morning on October 11 due to damage prevention. The artworks will be reopened after checking the condition, and events will be expected to be held as well on October 13.

Depending on the typhoon’s track, the information may be changed. We will update the detailed information of artworks, facilities and events as Urgent Information on our website, Please do not go near the artworks because it is very dangerous during these closed hours.

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Benesse Art Site Naoshima A List of Artworks&Facilities

2019.09.27 The artists and projects participating in the Setouchi Triennale 2019

From the autumn season starting on Saturday, September 28, new 25 art works will be exhibited and 3 artworks will be replaced. Also many performance events will be held.
In addition, some of the exhibition are canceled and some work title are changed.

1 New artworks from autumn season
New works from the fall season and works that will be replaced or added are shown in Attachment 2.

2 Works that will be canceled
The following works will be canceled during the fall season.

(Work number) na23-B
(Artist / work title) Chiyoko Todaka “Sense in the distance”
Due to the water level of Hiroki Pond, the exhibition place, the artwork can not be exhibited.

(Work number) sd29
(Artist / work title) Rosa Barba "Fosse ’d Orchestre" "White Museum"
One of the three works that had been suspended from the summer due to a problem
(Artwork using the recorded voices of people working at an island factory, and its speakers are floating in the sea)
(Reason) Due to maintenance problems of the typhoon season

3 Works whose titles will be changed
The following works will be renamed.

(Work number) na06-B
(Artist) [Architecture] Taira Nishizawa [Art] Yoichi Midorikawa [Curation] Motoyuki Shimomichi
(Title) Before the change "Yoichi Midorikawa Exhibition" → After the change "Setouchi "Yoichi Midorikawa" Museum"

(Work number) ho12
(Artist) Alicja Kwade
(Title) “Revolution / WorldLines”

《Attachment 1》artists and projects of Setouchi Triennale 2019 (Japanese)

《Attachment 2》Artworks exhibited and replaced from autumn season (Japanese)

2019.09.27 Christiaan Bastiaans "Valuable Cargo"

Details of the new artwork “Valuable Cargo” that will be performed (E30) around Takamatsu Port and video installation (os10) in Oshima during the fall season of the Setouchi Triennale 2019 will be announced as follows.

Date|11.01/FRI , 11.02/SAT


Venue|Small Hall 1, Takamatsu Sunport Hall

Based on a video installation exhibited in Oshima, popular actors in Japan and Europe will appear on stage. Draw a world of illusions that combine video and performance. By sharing time and space with the actors, the audience will feel more physically and directly the experience of those who have been isolated in Oshima for a long time. And Akira Emoto specially appears only on this stage.

Advance Ticket: 4,000yen
Today's ticket: 5,000yen
Passport holder:4,500 yen
elementary school to high school students: 2,000 yen( Both advance ticket and today's ticket)
Preschoolers: No admission

Sales counter|
Advance ticket:
Today's ticket: Reception desk at the venue on the day

Direction|Christiaan Bastiaans
Performers|Akira Emoto, Maruschka Detmers, Shizuka Ishibashi, Hélène Vrijdag etc.

* Yoshito Ohno only appeares in the video.
Cast in the video|Liv Ullmann, Yoshi Oida, Yoshito Ohno, Rayna Campbell, Ángela Molina, Anne Ratte-Polle, Claron McFadden, Stefan Stern, Nora Céline Ramakers

How to buy a ticket
Buy online:
Access the following URL from a PC, mobile phone or smartphone and search for “Setouchi Triennale”.
◎ Peatix
◎ Eplus
* Online sales are available only for the advance ticket.
* Please buy the today's ticket at the reception desk on the day.

About video installation (os10)
Date | September 28 (Saturday) to November 4 (Monday, National holiday) (Oshima closed days: October 17, 20, 24)

Time | 10: 15-16: 00

Place | Aji 2nd Elementary School Gymnasium on Oshima

Content | A video work on the people of Oshima who have been isolated for a long time. A documentary that films interaction with residents when the world-famous actress Liv Ullman visits Oshima intersects with fiction filmed in Japan and Europe.

Fee | 300 yen

2019.09.25 New artwork ( Shodoshima)

One of the participating artists and projects in Setouchi Triennale 2019, the following artwork was added on Shodoshima, and as shown in the attached "Setouchi Triennale 2019 Participated Artists and Projects", participating artists and projects are in 32 countries and regions from 215 works 35 events (as of September 25).
As a result, 25 new works will be released and 3 exhibitions will be changed from the fall season.

Location | Shodoshima (Olive farm, 26-221, Nouma, Shodoshima-cho)
Artist | Yuma Matsumoto + Wara Art JAPAN
Title | Leftover
Work number | sd 39

A 7.5m long and 4m high pig made of straw appears in the olive field.
It symbolizes the “remnants of food production” called olive porks, which feeds on strained lees of olive oil and rice straw after harvesting.

Please see the details from the artwork page.

Photo: Reference "Straw Japanese Zodiac Exhibition" (Iwamuro Onsen, Niigata City)

"Setouchi Triennale 2019 Participated Artists and Projects" (Japanese)

2019.09.13 Painting Workshop by Katsuhiko Hibino "Ototoi-maru"

“Project for the Museum of Seabed Inquiry Ship in Setouchi” that imagines an invisible and nearby world called underwater, has started in 2010.
Katsuhiko Hibino will hold a workshop to paint an art museum ship “Ototoi-maru” before the opening of the Setouchi Triennale 2019 Autumn season (September 28th to November 4th).

From 10 am on Sunday, September 22, 2019
* When it rains, it will be postponed from 10 am on 23rd September (Monday, National holiday).

Nio Marina (918-12 Nio, Nio-cho, Mitoyo City, Kagawa)

Participating fee

20 people

Things to bring that day
Comfortable clothes and drinks
* Because this is the outside workshop, so please bring a hat etc against direct sunlight.

The art museum ship "Ototoi-maru" was released at the 2013 Triennale and items hoisted up from the seabed were exhibited inside of the ship. Before the exhibition in Awashima for Triennale Autumn season, re-coating of the bottom of the ship and painting will be held.

Contact / Application
Setouchi Triennale Mitoyo City Executive Committee Office (Mitoyo City Tourism Exchange Section)
TEL: 0875-73-3013
Reception hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 to 17:15 (Deadline: 20th September, Friday)

Katsuhiko Hibino
In addition to holding numerous solo and group exhibitions both in Japan and overseas, he is active in a wide range of fields, including public art and stage art. In recent years, many art projects and workshops have been held in various places by making use of the characteristics of participants and each area.

Major works and exhibitions
Artistic Director of Roppongi Art Night (Tokyo)
Tohoku Earthquake reconstruction support "HEART MARK ♥ VIEWING" (All of Japan)
"Asia DAIHYO" (Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine Fukuoka)
Echigo-Tsumari Art Field, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2003 “Day After Tomorrow Newspaper Culture Division, Day After Tomorrow Morning Glory Project” (Niigata)
The 46th Venice Biennale (Italy)

Major Awards
1999 Mainichi Design Award Grand Prix
1983 30th Tokyo Directors Club ADC Award
1983 1st Japan Illustration Exhibition Grand Prix
1982 3rd Japan Graphic Exhibition Grand Prize