Funded artists: Ivana Franke, Andreas Greiner and Rosa Barba
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.
Andreas Greiner develops his project 'From Strings to Dinosaurs' which explores art, natural science, and humanities. In a theater of PLOT 48, a self-playing piano plays a score composed by Tyler Friedman. Bioluminescent algae in water containers placed on the piano will emit natural blue light by reacting to the music and vibration of the instrument.
Rosa Barba reconstructs 'Bending to Earth', a piece presented at the 2015 Venice Biennale, in a gallery of Yokohama Museum of Art. Here Barba will reveal the landscape intervened and altered by human through the images of the fields contaminated by radiation filmed from the air by a handheld camera.
Yokohama Triennale 2020 has commissioned to Ivana Franke a project of a grand scale to be installed at the façade of the building of Yokohama Museum of Art. Her work will optically challenge the audience’s habitual gaze and fluctuate and eventually vanish the outline of the solid building.
This exhibition was supported by the ifa exhibition funding.