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Yokohama Triennale 2020

September 1, 2020

Afterglow (July 17 - October 11, 2020)

Eisa Jocson, All is Vain, 2009, Courtesy of the artist and Rey Agapay

“Life, the universe, the world, and the time of each day disintegrates and gets re-constituted through innumerable acts, incrementally rebuilding through luminous care. Broken minutes are mended in the afterglow of time’s toxic debris. Life is a luminous autodidact.”

The 7th edition of the Yokohama Triennale launches this July 2020 in continuing their search for a modality to build a shared milieu of sources and conversations, through the interactions and instigations of artists, curators, and the community. The theme of Afterglow invites our understanding of energies, presences, and care in these uncertain times. Space is turned into complex diagrams of thought and feeling, and made hospitable to the diverse currents of our world.

Curated by Raqs Media Collective (BAP residents, 2019) the Triennale features Episōdos or ‘Episode’, likened to passing or transient time or events, as a way to weave the community of artists, curators, cineastes, dancers, musicians, performers, and futurists together. Episōdo #4 ‘Institute for Tropical and Galactical Studies‘ is curated by BAP artistic director Inti Guerrero and features works from the YMA collection: Ishikawa Mao, Ishiuchi Miyako, Paul Jacoulet, Tanaka Atsuko, Wilhelm Von Gloeden, and with invited artists Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner (with Dan Lin), Eisa Jocson (BAP resident, 2019), Cristina Lucas (BAP resident, 2018), as well as 20th-century anting-anting clothes from the Philippines.

“The pulse running through the connecting cords of the Institute are the vestiges of colonial patriarchal violence, and in particular the embodied memory of the American military and colonial history that took different forms and nuances across various tropical contexts in the Asia-Pacific region: from the occupation of the Philippine archipelago in the late 19th century to the post-1945 U.S. military domination in the region, including the years of nuclear testing in Micronesia, all with their lasting damage to societies, cultures, and the environment.”

Image: Eisa Jocson, All is Vain, 2009, Courtesy of the artist and Rey Agapay

For more information, visit yokohamatriennale.jp.

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