Art Place Japan
The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale and the Vision to Reconnect Art and Nature
233 color illustrations
Publication date: 11/03/2015
|Every three years, three hundred square miles of land in northwestern Japan are transformed into the most ambitious and largest-scale art installation in the world: the Echigo-Tsumari Art Field. One hundred sixty of the world's best-known landscape artists, sculptors, and architects create artworks in two hundred villages that dot the mountains and terraced rice fields of the Japanese countryside, with the intent of rediscovering relationships between nature, art, and humanity, forging collaborations between global artists and local communities, and connecting people to each other and the land. Half a million people make the annual pilgrimage to witness this unique art project.
Editorial ReviewsThe Los Angeles Times :
"The introduction by triennial director Fram Kitagawa, essays by Lynne Breslin and Adrian Favell and translation by Amiko Matsuo and Brad Monsma accompany photography of a compelling collaboration, one between artist and community in the most unlikely places."