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2nd Echigo-Tsumari Triennial
20 July - 7 September 2003

Echigo-Tsumari / 2003

Overview of Dates and Facts


20 July - 7 September 2003


Echigo-Tsumari Region

An area of 762 km² in Niigata Prefecture. Included are the city of Tokamachi, the towns of Kawanishi, Tsunan, Matsudai and Matsunoyama, as well as the village of Nakasato.

See Location map


See the text by Fram Kitagawa and our introduction.

General Director:

Fram Kitagawa

Born in Takada, Niigata Prefecture. Artistic Director, President of the Art Front Gallery in Tokyo. General Coordinator of the Echigo-Tsumari Art Necklace Project (since 1997) and the Triennial from the beginning.

Art Advisors:

Hou Hanru  (curator from China, lives in France)

Rosa Martinez  (curator, Spain)

Tom Finkelpearl  (curator, USA)

Yusuke Nakahara  (art critic, Japan)


157 artists and groups from 23 countries.
See the List of participants.

Short Video Festival: 28 participants from 11 countries and regions.


Diverse events and parallel shows -
see the Information on the official website.


Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial Executive Committee

Contact and further details, see Start page.




This overview has been compiled from information that we received from the organizers. We do not assume responsibility regarding its accuracy.
Pat Binder and Gerhard Haupt, Universes in Universe


Echigo-Tsumari / 2003