Taiwan’s representation at the upcoming 60th Venice Biennale will address the theme “Everyday War,” it was announced at a media gathering in Taipei on November 23. The exhibition is dedicated to a solo presentation of leading new media artist Yuan Goang-Ming and is curated by Abby Chen, head of contemporary art and senior curator at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.
On July 5, the Aichi Triennale Organizing Committee announced the appointment of Hoor Al Qasimi, President and Director of Sharjah Art Foundation, as the artistic director of Aichi Triennale 2025.
The Organizing Committee for the Yokohama Triennale announced the theme and two new venues for the 8th Yokohama Triennale, which will take place next March. Titled “Wild Grass: Our Lives,” Yokohama’s historical buildings, Former Daiichi Bank Yokohama Branch and BankART KAIKO, have also been added as new venues for the exhibition.
The Japan Foundation (JF) announced on June 12 that artist Yuko Mohri has been selected to exhibit in the Japanese Pavilion at the 60th Venice Biennale. The exhibition will be overseen by Sook-Kyung Lee, senior curator of international art at the Tate Modern.
On June 16, the Inamori Foundation announced the laureates of this year’s Kyoto Prize. In Art and Philosophy, the 2023 Kyoto Prize laureate is Nalini Malani, an artist who has faced the predicaments of the oppressed, pioneered artistic expression representing the voice of the voiceless, and contributed greatly to the decentralization of art from the Global South.
Painter Tang Jo-Hung has won the Grand Prize of the 21st Taishin Arts Award, it was announced in Taipei on May 27. This is the first time in the award’s history that a painting exhibition has taken home the top honor.
On Tuesday, March 28, 2023, the Independent Administrative Institution National Museum of Art (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Eriko Osaka) launched the National Center for Art Research (“NCAR”, Director: Mami Kataoka) within the Institution as the first comprehensive hub to support the sustainable and international promotion of art in Japan.
The Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (FAAM), with generous support from the Ishibashi Foundation, has launched an English-Japanese bilingual website, Asian Art Resource Room, a learning space dedicated to deepening understanding of modern and contemporary Asian art, using the museum’s collection of documentation, information, and networks that it has accumulated over the years.
Broadcast online from Taipei on Jul 2, the 20th Taishin Arts Award ceremony proved to be a memorable occasion in more ways than one, as Mr. Wing Theatre Company became the first recipients in the history of the awards to win in multiple categories in the same year.
Tokyo is getting a new, citywide art initiative, it was announced Aug. 25. Scheduled for Nov. 4–7, the inaugural Art Week Tokyo will be a showcase of one of the world’s most exciting and dynamic art scenes.