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1st Echigo-Tsumari Triennial
20 July - 10 September 2000


Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2000
1st International Triennial, Japan

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The beginning of the Echigo-Tsumari Triennial in 2000 was the first highlight of the Art Necklace Project for the development of the region (see our introduction about the triennial itself). 150 artists and groups were invited from 32 countries, including well-known stars of the international art scene such as Marina Abramovic, Christian Boltanski, Daniel Buren, Jimmie Durham, Alfredo Jaar, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Tadashi Kawamata, Joseph Kosuth, James Turrell (see list of participants).

The artworks, realized in six municipalities, were visited by ca. 163,000 guests. But naturally, many more people saw the site-specific works, which for the most part remained after the end of the triennial.

Parallel to the then largest international visual arts event in Japan to date, there was a multifaceted program including conferences on environmental issues, concerts, readings, and dance performances.

20 July -
10 September 2000

General Director:
Fram Kitagawa

Art Advisors:

Jean de Loisy
Okwui Enwezor
Apinan Poshyananda
Ulrich Schneider
Yusuke Nakahara

Dates and facts

List of participants


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