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17 Oct 2021 - 17 Oct 2021

Setouchi Asia Forum 2021

Setouchi Asia Forum 2021 - Artists' Breath Live - will be held online on 17 October, and will consist of booklet releases and live reports from around the world discussing the theme artists in the midst of the pandemic.

Over these one and a half years after the outbreak of the new coronavirus, traveling, dining, gathering, and holding exhibitions have been restricted, and the humanity that humankind had acquired over 20,000 years have been lost. Despite being in such a difficult time, it gives us hope to hear from artists who continue to think and create their artworks. The desire to contact with art is growing stronger and stronger, and there has never been a time when artists’ ideas and works have become hope.

The Setouchi Asia Forum was launched as a part of Setouchi Triennale 2016 in hopes to create a platform for people from Asian countries and regions who had been (or wished to be) involved in regional revitalization through art and culture by sharing their experiences, learning from each other, and discussing their ideas, in order to build continuous and sustainable relationships. The 2nd edition of the forum was held in 2019, joined by 33 groups from 15 different countries and regions. This time, we would like to expand the scope to all over the world and make it an online form in which global artists participate. The Artists’ Breath Live consists of (1) creation of a booklet composed of over 100 participants’ texts and its open release to the public (2) live reports of 3-minutes each delivered online on the day of the forum, showing the diversity of artists and the simultaneity of the world.

Date: Sun, 17 October, 2021 / JST 16:30 start, 19:35 close 

Organizer: Setouchi Triennale Executive Committee
Co-organizer: Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale Executive Committee, Fukutake Foundation
Assisted by: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan

About the live-streaming event
-       Date: Sun, 17 October, 2021 / JST 16:30 start, 19:35 close 
-       Moderator: Fram Kitagawa(General Director of Setouchi Triennale and Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale)
-       Program: Artists from around the world will give live reports
Performers and program details to be announced on 10/13
-       How to watch: Join us on Youtube live