Category: Setouchi Triennale 2013

Inside the Red Pumpkin

    Spring is here, Art Setouchi is open for its 2015 session (don’t get me wrong, no festival this year, just the permanent artworks being open after the winter break for some of them), weather is finally nicer. Despite all that, I pretty much...

Awashima Saltworks

  Today, a small retrospective of an artwork from the Setouchi Triennale 2013.     It’s Awashima Saltworks (粟島製塩所) by Koji Yamamoto.     The following video (not by me) will give you a better idea of what this installation was all about:    ...

MECON on Megijima

  Shinro Ohtake is one of the incontournable artists of Naoshima. He has no less than three artworks on the island: the beloved “I Love Yu” Naoshima Bath, as well as Haisha, one of the houses from the Art House Project and finally, Shipyard Works,...

Light of Shodoshima

  Light of Shodoshima (小豆島の光) by Taiwanese artist Wen-Chih Wang was one of the most impressive artworks from the Setouchi Triennale 2013. I’m using the past tense, because unfortunately, it was dismantled last month. What made it so special is also what prevented it from...

Big Bambú on Teshima

  When most people hear the words Japan, Art and Island, the first thing that comes to their mind is Naoshima. And it is true that Naoshima was the first “art island.” A little more than 20 years ago, museums and art installations started popping...

Chinu, the Black Sea Bream of Uno

    Chinu, the Black Sea Bream of Uno by Yodogawa Technique is a fascinating piece. If you have been through Uno Port (in Tamano City, Okayama) – for example, going to Naoshima from Honshu – you must have seen it. It was made three...