Every three years Yokohama plays host to a contemporary art festival featuring artists both internationally renowned and up-and-coming, from all over the world. The 7th iteration of the Yokohama Triennale will be led and directed by Raqs Media Collective, three artists based in New Delhi, India. Their chosen title, "AFTERGLOW," refers to the residual energy left over from the Big Bang, cosmic microwave background radiation, the very first afterglow. The official statement tells us that "By referring to the Big Bang’s destructive energy that propelled creativity and over time, gave birth to life on this planet, and its radiation that is toxic as well as therapeutic, Raqs Media Collective takes interest in the cycle of destruction/toxicity and recovery/care in the human activities of the contemporary age. Together with the artists, audience, and others, Raqs Media Collective will explore ways to co-exist with toxicity for human sustenance and survival in this world in flux, rather than eliminate it."
|Event Name||2020 Yokohama Triennale Art Festival ~ Afterglow|
|Dates||Jul 17, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
Closed Thursdays (except 7/23, 8/13, 10/8)
|Venue Name||Yokohama Museum of Art, PLOT 48, NYK Maritime Museum|