Japan Official Participation at the 27th Sao Paolo Biennale in 2006
Rising Japanese Artists to Participate in Sao Paolo Biennale
The Sao Paolo
, started in 1951, is one of the most renowned contemporary
art festivals in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Japan Foundation has long been responsible for Japanese national representation
at the biennale. Japanese award winners over the 50 odd years have included Shiko
Munakata (1955), Yozo Hamaguchi (1957), Kumi Sugai (1965), and Yu Matsuzawa (1977).
For this year's twenty-seventh biennale, Sao Paolo has adopted the concept of
doing away with borders. Accordingly, it has abolished the traditional system
of national representation, instead engaging an international curatorial staff
led by Ms. Lisette Lagnado in the global selection of artists.
In addition to inviting Ms. Lagnado to Japan last year, the Japan Foundation
has dispatched the artists given below, who are already in Sao Paolo producing
artwork inspired by Brazil's geography and society, as well as by exchanges with
other participating artists. We look forward to seeing how their works will be
received in the Brazilian and global art scene.
Shimabuku with the street entertainers in
He is going to show artworks collaborated with them
at the biennale.
Conceptual drawings of Monkey Way
Bow-Wow to be exhibited
at the biennale.
© Atelier Bow-Wow
|Duration of exhibition:
||October 7, 2006, to December 17, 2006
||Pavilion Ciccillo Matarazzo, Parque do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Atelier Bow-Wow (Architectural duo of Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima)
In August 2006, a seminar titled "Collective
Life: Fourth International Seminar of the Twenty-seventh Sao Paulo Biennale" was
held in Sao Paolo.
The Japan Foundation dispatched Prof. Yuko Hasegawa of
Tama Art University, who served as the commissioner of the Japanese pavilion
at the fiftieth Venice Biennale in 2003.
||(Ms.) Makiko Nishioka, Japan Foundation Arts Department