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Art Trip Japan (1) Setouchi

2010年11月7日


The Setouchi and Aichi triennials closed last weekend, after what has been a bumper summer in Japan for "art trip" tourism. While visiting them the week before, I was told that about 900,000 people visited Setouchi (3 x more that expected), and about 500,000 to the more logistically straightforward events in Nagoya. There is a clearly an appetite for outdoor art in Japan, and I find this very encouraging even when the quality of the art viewed and the level of experience of the viewers is very variable.

I like very much Noi Sawaragi’s take on the Setouchi event.
http://www.art-it.asia/u/admin_ed_contri9/TZLCDH6JVjhxiIeaoGON/

Some of the elite art curators at Hiroshima Gendai who I discussed the festival with, were a bit snooty about the Fram Kitagawa designed experience. But like Sawaragi, I think the art experience lies in the travel and the treasure hunt itself, rather than seeing any one fixed exhibition, the “high art” on the wall. Also, Setouchi continues the community renovation idea that Echigo Tsumari has so successfully inspired, and clearly had brought a lot of revenue and life to islands ravaged by industrial exploitation and population decline. Travelling across the seas between the islands, I was amazed still by the number of huge tankers and freighters sailing between the volcanic masses poking up through the water.



Logistics were a problem. Too many people, not enough boats. You had to get up early to make sure of a seat to the island of Inujima. The visit to Teshima once you got there and found a bus, was basically ruined by the panic of having to get off the island again on the last boat home. Public transportation connections were much better than at Echigo, but still there were sometimes nonsensical mismatches between boats and buses and trains. Japanese holidaymakers don’t mind standing around in queues, or being shuffled from one waiting group to another. But this kind of herding experience is the last thing that real art viewers want. Still, the open spaces of the sea and islands made up for it – and there were some spectacular highlights, such as seeing the fabulous Seirensho factory conversion with Mishima installations by Yukinori Yanagi on Inujima, the house installations by Yanagi and Kazuyo Sejima in the village nearby, Chiharu Shiota’s windows conversion of a old community building on Teshima, and the brilliantly converted Fukutake House by the Tokyo galleries in a sad, empty school on Mukojima.

Here are some images from Setouchi:


Seirensho


Yukinori Yanagi, Earth Gallery


Kazuyo Sejima/Yukinori Yanagi, Dollar Web Garden (2010)


Tadanori Yokoo house, Teshima




Chiharu Shiota, Farther Memory (2010)






Mukojima


Tadashi Kawamata, Island (2010)


Naoshima Ferry Port Terminal by SANAA


Abandonned Mazda van, Teshima


More on Aichi next time...

ADRIAN FAVELL
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