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Triennale 2018 - Echigo-Tsumari Art Field
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Duration
51 days, Sun 29 July to Sun 17 Sep 2018
Echigo-Tsumari Region
Venue
(Tokamachi city/Tsunan town, Niigata Prefecture, 760㎢)
Organizer
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale Executive Committee
Co-organizer
NPO Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Collaborative Organization
Honorary Chairman
Ryuichi Yoneyama (Governor of Niigata Prefecture)
Chairman
Yoshifumi Sekiguchi (Mayor of Tokamachi city)
Vice Chairman
Kenji Kamimura (Mayor of Tsunan town)
General Producer
Soichiro Fukutake (Director, Fukutake Foundation)
General Director
Fram Kitagawa (Art Director)
Creative Director
Taku Satoh (Graphic Designer)
Official Supporter Leader
Kohey Takashima (Representative Director, CEO, Oisix.daichi Inc.)

Concept

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Question homogenous
space

In an era in which a regional sense of value has been swamped by globalisation and in which all becomes homogenised and optimised, we will stage an exhibition and musical performances to examine the role of examine the role of architecture and the power of art. On the 7th festival, we begin our journey with the Hojo, in which Kamo-no-Chomei attempts to see the world from a four-and-half-mat hut; the Gogoan, in which Ryokan creates a diverse range of works; and Ihatov, the imagined utopia of Kenji Miyazawa.

Drawing by Hiroshi Hara
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Art that is born in the
place where humans
inhabit

Fifty selected site-specific artworks for the anthropocene are presented in Echigo-Tsumari, where humans have co-existed with nature and developed a way of life described as ‘satoyama.’.

Yukihisa Isobe Work Image Photo by Photo by ANZAÏ
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Migration expedited by art

As the festival develops stronger ties with other art festivals, a network being built through art is expanding beyond national, as other countries and institutions abroad set up satellite bases in Echigo-Tsumari.

“HonKong House” Reference image
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Special exhibitions
returning to the
origins of humans

Echigo-Tsumari is a place where nature and humans have co-existed for 5000 years. This exhibition will feature primitive artworks such as the Lascaux and Altamira cave paintings and present the way of life of the people who created them..

Olga Kisseleva “EDEN” Reference image (2018 proposal)

Base

会場地図
Tsunan Area’s Base
Kamigo Clove Theatre
Nakasato Area’s Base
Kiyotsu Warehouse Museum
Kawanishi Area’s Base
House of Light
Matsunoyama Area’s Base
Sansho House
Matsudai Area’s Base
NOHBUTAI Snow-Land Agrarian Culture Center, Matsudai
Tokamachi Area’s Base
Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum
of Contemporary Art, KINARE

Art museum for exchange people, products and information. In conjunction

Designed by architect, Hiroshi Hara, the building was opened in 2003 as a place for exchange people, products and information. In conjunction with the ETAT2012, it was re-opened as Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE. The museum serves as a gateway to the Echigo-Tsumari region with artworks inspired and representing topography, history, villages, fields, closed schools and abandoned houses, and food. to detail

Nearby Facilities
Nearby Spotlighted Artworks

A significant piece of contemporary architecture

Matsudai Nohbutai is a few minutes walk from Matsudai station on the Hokuhoku Line. This building serves as an innovative platform for connecting art and agriculture, comprising a visitor information center, gallery, restaurant and museum shop, and is a significant piece of contemporary architecture in its own right. to detail

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Nearby Spotlighted Artworks

Llocal knowledge eagerly await for your visit

Sansho House is a unique accommodation built from 50 year old renovated wooden school building. Guests can sleep in hand-crafted wooden beds arrange in the former classrooms. Staff members with thorough local knowledge eagerly await for your visit. to detail

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Nearby Spotlighted Artworks

Guest house for meditation without a parallel to anywhere in the world

This experimental work, where you can experience the artist's art world, is architecture without a parallel to anywhere in the world. House of Light was conceived as a guesthouse for meditation, which Turrell took the concept from Junichiro Tanizaki's essay In Praise of Shadows. The idea came across the artist's mind to incorporate his media, lights, to detail

Collection of Yukihisa Isobe's artworks, enormous artworks as local central space

The gymnasium of a former Kiyotsukyo primary school has been tranformed into a space of gallery and warehouse of artworks. The opening exhibition "four artists: materials and hands" is launched in conjenction with the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2015. The rest of the school building serves as an information centre as well as a platform for "Kiyotsuya" - a food project operated by a joint team between Tokyo Denki University and Kyoritsu Women's university during ETAT2015. to detail

Nearby Spotlighted Artworks

It provides resident and restaurant, base for performing arts

Kamigo Junior High School closed in 2012 re-opens as a base for performing arts. This is a resident, space for practice and stage to present performances. Artists stays and lead satoyama life-style and learn through collaboration with local people and complete their performances. A unique restaurant runs and "is performed" by local women engaging with customers serves local delicacies. to detail

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Highlight

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Events / Projects

Events Arrival at Nov. 16!
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“The flow of the river is ceaseless” By Minao Shibata, produced by Takeshi Kobayashi
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Photo by ≪YEN TOWN BAND @ NO×BUTAI》(2015)
“The flow of the river is ceaseless” By Minao Shibata, produced by Takeshi Kobayashi: The Birth of Songs. The musician Takeshi Kobayashi will re-arrange notes composed by Minao Shibata and produce an alternative music with an orchestra and chorus group.
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NEON DANCE
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Neon Dance is an internationally recognised dance company that produces exciting, collaborative work for the stage and screen.
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Echigo-Tsumari "Kamigo Clove Theatre" Restaurant
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Opens within Echigo-Tsumari "Kamigo Clove Theater" in the space of Kamigo Junior High School, this is a "performing restaurant" where local women cooks wonderful dishes and serve them according to script.

Tour / Ticket

Tour and Ticket
Let’s Join Two Official Tour

A guided bus tour which runs everyday during the festival and takes you to visit artworks recommended by the festival’s executive committee. Enjoy a special lunch created by Fumio Yonezawa. Highly recommended.
※Booking will be available from end Jan 2018 (tbc).

ETAT2018 Passport
ETAT2018 Passport

Advance ticket will be available for purchase from 16 November 2017. Special discount with entrance fees to designated hot springs, accommodations and official events / performances. Where to buy: Echigo-Tsumari Online shop, Echigo-Tsumari Hubs, and ticket sale agencies.

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Adults¥3,500¥3,000
Students¥3,000¥2,500
Children age under 15FreeFree
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Access

Getting Arround

By Train

from Tokyo Station (2 hours)
from Nagoya Station(4 hours)
JR Tokaido
Shinkansen
from Shinosaka Station(4.5 hours)
JR Tokaido
Shinkansen
from Sendai Station(3 hours)
JR Tohoku
Shinkansen
from Shinosaka Station(5.5 hours)
JR Tokaido
Line & Other
JR Hokuriku
Shinkansen
Myoko Haneuma
Line
Hokuriku
Hokuhoku line
Kanazawa Sta.
Joetsu Myoko Sta.
Naoetsu Sta.
from Nagano Station(2.5 hours)
JR Iiyama Line
Tokamachi
Sta.
Tokyo
Sta.
Omiya
Sta.
Echigo-
Yuzawa
Sta.
JRJoetsu Shinkansen
Hokuriku Hokuhoku Line

By Airplane

from Sapporo
New Chitose Airport
(1 hours)
ANA / AIR DO
from Tokyo Narita
International Airport
(1 hours)
ANA
from Nagoya Chubu Centrair
International Airport
(1 hours)
ANA
from Osaka
International Airport
(1 hours)
ANA/JAL
from Fukuoka
Fukuoka Airport
(1.5 hours)
ANA/JAL/FDA
Niigata
Airport
In case has only one flight time by route and your time, Please check the flight schedule.

By Car

from Tokyo(3 hours)
KAN-ETSU EXPWY
ShiozawaIshiuchi IC Route 353
ShiozawaIshiuchi ICRoute 353Road 76
(Take left turn at Sunaoshi Crossing)
Muikamachi ICRoute 253
from Nagoya(4 hours)
CHUO EXPWY NAGANO EXPWY JOSHIN-ETSU EXPWY/Toyodaiyama IC Route 117
from Osaka(6 hours)
MEISHIN EXPWYHOKURIKU EXPWY/JoetsuICRoute 253
from Kanazawa(3.5 hours)
HOKURIKU EXPWY/JoetsuICRoute 253
from Niigata(2 hours)
KAN-ETSU EXPWY/Echigo Kawaguchi ICRoute 117
Tokamachi
City

By Express Bus

Tokyo Station Tokamachi/Matsudai Sta.(6 hours)
Niigata Tokamachi Free-Bus
Free Shuttle Direct Bus “Green Liner”
Ikebukuro Station (East Exit) Muikamachi IC(3 hours)
20-30-minutes walk
and 10-minutes by local bus
Niigata Station Tokamachi Bus Garage(2.5 hours)
Echigo Kotsu Bus
Tokamachi
City
Muikamachi IC

Booking and inquiries: Plaese check below or visit here for booking the bus.

Seibu Bus: Seating centre +81(0)3-5910-2525 (9:00-19:00)
Niigata Kotsu: Highway Bus Booking Centre +81(0)25-241-9000 (9:00-18:00)
Echigo Kotsu: Nishinagaoka Information Centre +81(0)258-29-1850 (9:30-19:00)

*You can use Echigo Kotsu route bus with no reservation request, Please check each route has different schedule.

After arrival, Getting Arround

Echigo-Tsumari is the venue of "Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennake" with a focus on Tokamachi City/Tsunan at Niigata. That's artworks, facilities and activities are expanding in wide landed fields and nature. For enjoying the triennale, You work out long schedule and long-distance moving. Any form transportations wait you all over Echigo-Tsumari.

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