See you at Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2021! Find out details at the first press conference on 16 March.


For inquiry

Dates have been decided for Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2021
From Sunday 25 July to Sunday 12 September 2021

We are pleased to annnounce the details of the 8th itteration of Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2021 (ETAT2021) as follows:

The main visual: Photo by KAWAUCHI Rinko, Design by SATO Taku

  • Duration: 50 days from Sunday 25 July to Sunday 12 September 2021
  • Venue: 760㎢ of Echigo-Tsumari region (Tokamachi-city and Tsunan-town in Niigata Prefecture
  • Organiser: Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale Executive Committee
  • Co-organiser: NPO Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Cooperative Organisation
  • Passport (*prices in () indicates price at the door):
    Adult JPY3000 (JPY3500)
    Students (age above 16)JPY2500 (JPY3000)
    Free for children age under 15
  • Boad members:
    Chairman: SEKIGUCHI Yoshifumi (Mayor of Tokamachi-city)
    Vice-chairman: KUWABARA Haruka (Mayor of Tsunan-town)
    Honorary Chairman:HANAZUMI Hideyo (Governor of Niigata Prefecture)

About the 1st Press Conference

We will be holding the first press conference of ETAT2021 as follows and we look forward to sharing exciting plans and details with you.

  1. Date
    From 16:00 on Tuesday 16 March 2021
  2. How to join
    We will live stream the conference on the official YouTube.
    ※The recorded video will stream on YouTube with translation at a later date.
    ※ Please contact us should you wish to attend the press conference on site (Matsudai History Museum) by no later than noon Friday 5 March.
  3. Program
    ① Announcement of key programs
    ② Information on “passport” and more
  4. Presenters
    Chairman: SEKIGUCHI Yoshifumi (Mayor of Tokamachi-city)
    Vice-chairman: KUWABARA Haruka (Mayor of Tsunan-town)
    KITAGAWA Fram, General Director
  5. Other
    ① Summary of ETAT2021
    ② The kickoff meeting of ETAT2021 supporter
    ※ the meeting will be held after the press conference from around 17:50 for 1 hour and 40 min. Details will follow.

Basic COVID-19 safety measures at ETAT

a. Echigo-Tsumari is committed to protecting the health and safety of visitors and staff and minimising the spread of COVID-19 and thus has decided to hold the ETAT2021 under the current circumastance. With such commitment, we will continue the creation of artworks with artists while welcoming supports by kohebi members and other supporters so that we will be able to run the festival in co-operation. We will continue to monitor the advice of both prefectural and national governments accordingly and update our guidance as appropriate.

b. We will introduce new ways to run the ETAT which comply with restricting capacity and avoiding physical contacts. These include introduction of e-Passport and e-bike as well as operations of viewing artworks and official guided tours.

c. We will also increase our on-line presence with recording and live-streaming during the festival so that those who will be unable to visit ETAT will also be able to enjoy the festival.

… Based upon the above-mentioned basic policy we will keep reviewing and updating our COVID-19 Safety Plan in order to deliver a safe ETAT2021.

For inquiry

Echigo Tsumari Art Field Information Center
Address c/o Echigo-Tsumari Art Field Information Center 3743-1 Matsudai, Tokamachi-city, Niigata 942-1526
Tel 025-761-7767
Fax 025-761-7911
Press Officer
Address Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale Executive Committee Tokyo Office c/o Art Front Gallery A, Hillside Terrace, 29-13 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0033
Tel 03-3476-4360
Fax 03-3476-4874
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