Multitudes by Andreas Greiner, there is a pianola with five water containers on top with bioluminescent algae, which emit natural blue light
Andreas Greiner, Multitudes, 2014, © Andreas Greiner, composition by Tyler Friedman
17. July2020-11. October2020Add to Calendar

'Afterglow' – Yokohama Triennale 2020

ExhibitionYokohama Museum of Art PLOT 48 Yokohama
Multitudes by Andreas Greiner, there is a pianola with five water containers on top with bioluminescent algae, which emit natural blue light
Andreas Greiner, Multitudes, 2014, © Andreas Greiner, composition by Tyler Friedman

Funded: Ivana Franke, Andreas Greiner and Rosa Barba

Ivana Franke is on display at the Yokohama Triennale 2020 with a particularly large project. Her work "Resonance of the Unforeseen" stretches across the entire facade of the Yokohama Museum of Art. It challenges the audience's gaze, causing the outline of the solid building to sway and finally disappear.

Andreas Greiner continues to develop his project "Multitudes", which is exhibited in Plot 48. It combines art, natural sciences and the humanities. Tyler Friedman composed a piece for a self-playing piano. On the pianola are water containers with bioluminescent algae. They react to the music and the vibrations of the instrument and emit natural blue light.

At the Yokohama Museum of Art, Rosa Barba reconstructs her installation "Bending to Earth", which she developed for the Venice Biennale in 2015. Images taken from the air with a handheld camera reveal a landscape that has been altered by man and contaminated by radiation.

These artists were supported by the ifa exhibition funding.


About Yokohama Triennale

The Yokohama Triennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art held in Yokohama once every three years. The exhibition features both internationally renowned and up-and-coming artists, and presents the latest trends and expressions in contemporary art.

The Raqs Media Collective (Raqs), a collective of three artists based in New Delhi, India, leads the Yokohama Triennale 2020, its 7th edition, as its artistic director.

The title is 'Afterglow', a word chosen by Raqs to reference how, in our everyday lives, we unknowingly experience the residues of light sparked at the beginning of our time. Raqs takes interest in the cycle of destruction/toxicity and recovery/care in the human activities of the contemporary age.

Exhibition Funding

The Exhibition Funding programme supports contemporary artists in implementing art projects abroad.

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