03 Jan 2013
Artist to be Artistic Director of Yokohama Triennale
Morimura hopes that he can use his unique perspective as a practising artist to distinguish Yokohama from other international biennales.
The theme for the next Triennale is announced as: The Conscience of Art / Art of the Unknown
Outline of Yokohama Triennale
Morimura is critical of how international exhibitions have sprung up around the world which lack anything special and are merely large.
In an official statement he says:
The future is unknown. But a ship has set sail from Yokohama Port, and to be completely honest, the journey is likely to be risky with me as the captain.
Being an artist, I’ ve never had the chance to serve as the artistic director of any international exhibitions. I am taking the wheel for the first time and the ship has already left port without my having had a chance to learn how to steer.
But it seems to me that this kind of slightly reckless launch is exactly what’ s needed for an international exhibition today.
Comment from Art Radar Asia