2018 TRIENNALEPosted : May 9, 2018
The press conference of ETAT2018 was held at CHAO Hotel in Beijing on 8 May 2018 (organiser: HUBART) which was attended by more than 130 people including major Chinese madia, Japanese media based in China, distinguished Chinese guests, artists and people in the art industry.
In addition to Fram Kitagawa, General Director of the festival, Yoshifui Sekiguchi (Mayor of Tokamachi-city), Junichi Kurakake (a representing artist) and Tatsuo Sato (head of the Murono village where the China House is located in Echigo-Tsumari since 2016) also joined the press conference from Japan. The Genral Director introduced the history of Echigo-Tsumari and the grand plan of ETAT2018 while Mr Sekiguchi, Kurakake and Sato presented their view as a hosting city, participating artist and local resident.
The artists who participated in the festival as well as those who will present new artworks for ETAT2018 also joined and presented their personal views on the festival and their artworks with films and photos of their artworks.
A Chinese girl who stayed in the Murono village in 2017 came as a surprise and gave a lovely flower bouquet to Sato.
After the press conference, media had chances to interviews while artists introduced themselves each other to extend networks. We look forward to diverse artworks to be created by artists from China for ETAT2018 as well as welcoming many visitors from China to enjoy the festival.