Published on July 26th, 2016 | by Ozlem Avcioglu0
Setouchi Triennale Japan, until November 6th 2016
The Setouchi Triennale is a contemporary art festival held every three years on a dozen islands in the Seto Inland Sea the sea which separates Honshu and Shikoku, two of Japan’s main islands. Contemporary art has gained a prominent position in the region in recent decades thanks to various art projects by the Benesse Corporation on the island of Naoshima, Inujima and Teshima, all of which also serve as festival venues. About 100 new artworks by artists from Japan and overseas are exhibited on the twelve islands and around the ports, in addition to a considerable number of museums and artworks already in existence, including several permanent art installations from the previous festivals.