press release

Venues: Yokohama Museum of Art / Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1 / Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall (Basement)


Yokohama Triennale 2017
Islands, Constellations & Galapagos
August 4–November 5, 2017

The Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale announces the full list of artists for its sixth edition, Yokohama Triennale 2017, Islands, Constellations & Galapagos, which embarks on a multi-faceted examination of the themes of connectivity and isolation.

At the main venues—Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No. 1, and Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall—works in diverse media by approximately 40 artists or groups from Japan and the world will be exhibited. It may appear like an aggregation of small solo exhibitions by a tightly selected group of artists, with many of them showing multiple works to give the viewers a deeper understanding of individual artists’ creative worlds, and at the same time, to embody the image of these worlds gradually connecting like stars or islands forming constellations and archipelagoes.

The Full List of Participating Artists(* =newly announced artists)
Ai Weiwei / Aoyama Satoru* / Joko Avianto* / Broomberg & Chanarin / Maurizio Cattelan / Ian Cheng* / Dong Yuan / Sam Durant / Olafur Eliasson / Alex Hartley / Hatakeyama Naoya / Carsten Höller, Tobias Rehberger, Anri Sala & Rirkrit Tiravanija / Jenny Holzer / Christian Jankowski / Mark Justiniani* / Kawakubo Yoi / Kazama Sachiko / Kinoshita Susumu* / Ragnar Kjartansson / Konishi Toshiyuki* / Map Office / Prabhavathi Meppayil / Mr.* / Ozawa Tsuyoshi / Katie Paterson / Paola Pivi / Kathy Prendergast / Rob Pruitt / Anne Samat* / Seo Natsumi* / Wael Shawky / Shooshie Sulaiman / Terunuma Atsuro* / The Propeller Group, Tuan Andrew Nguyen* / Tatiana Trouvé* / UJINO / Yanagi Yukinori / Zhao Zhao*

Project: Don't Follow the Wind

Note: participating artists include names of individuals and groups.

The press preview will be held on August 3, 2017. (For information, please contact

Yokohama Triennale 2017 Directors:
Miki Akiko / Curator/ International Artistic Director, Benesse Art Site Naoshima Osaka Eriko / Director, Yokohama Museum of Art Kashiwagi Tomoh / Project Director, Yokohama Museum of Art

Venues: Yokohama Museum of Art / Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1 / Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall (Basement)

Hours: daily 10am–6pm
Closed on 2nd and 4th Thursdays (August 10, 24 / September 14, 28 / October 12, 26) Open until 8:30pm on October 27, 28, 29 / November 2, 3, 4 *Admission until 30 minutes before closing time

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