Megumi Matsubara participates in Aichi Triennale 2016 – Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan, presenting a new series of ceramic works produced with support of Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Nagoya School for the Blind, Okazaki School for the Blind.
Aichi Triennale 2016
Artistic Director: Chihiro Minato
Curators [Visual Art]: Masahiko Haito (Chief Curator), Daniela Castro, Hiroyuki Hattori, Tadashi Kanai, Zeynep Öz
Aichi Arts Center
Nagoya City Art Museum
Nagoya city (Chojamachi, Sakae, and Nagoya Station Sites)
Toyohashi city (PLAT, Buildings on the Water, and Toyohashi Station Main Street Sites)
Okazaki city (Higashi-Okazaki Station, Kosei and Rokku Sites)
According to artistic director Chihiro Minato, the Aichi Triennale is “a rare international art festival in that it aims to showcase, in the most integrated manner possible, the artistic activities of our times, including but not limited to visual art, moving images, music, performing arts, and opera.” Inspired by the more measured insights that might be gleaned from taking the long, historical view, Aichi hopes to draw the frazzled, restless attention of the contemporary audience towards a slower, more thoughtful consideration of the connections “between art and the natural world,” and “interactions mediated by intellect and sensitivity.”
Poetic yet conceptually rigorous, Minato’s theme, “Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan,” is centered on the timeless idea of a creative journey propelled by human curiosity, and an “expedition caravan that travels across all sorts of borders in search of the next resonances and shapes.”
The Aichi Triennale 2016 runs August 11 through October 23, 2016.
*Text by Darryl Wee