In contrast to FT2 which featured works using the latest technology and indigenous materials, this triennale attempts to showcase works that reflect the global/local, physical reality/vitual reality, people or groups who have different ideas and different ways of feeling living together side-by-side. As Ishida Takehisa suggests, "Indifference and incomprehension towards the different worlds result in confrontation. The artists who gaze seriously at these Parallel Realities, however, never represent their society pessimistically. Instead they try to suggest the potential of such parallel or isolated cultures and societies to mingle and resonate in harmony."
The catalogue includes a foreword by Ishida Takehisa, Director of Fukuoka Asian Art Museum and individual artist statements. Selected biographies are also provided at the back of the catalogue.
Exhibition Theme - Parallel Realities: Asian Art Now
Art Exchange Program and Artists in Residence Schedule
Contemporary Art Scene in Asia
The Development of Bhutan Contemporary Art: From the Research for the 3rd Fukuoka Triennale - Yuko YAMAKI, 山木裕子
Even S/superman can be able to come back in punk style - Po Po
The Contemporary Malaysian Art Scene: Developing New Strategies - Beverly YOUNG
Gazing Towards Asian Contemporary Art Essays by the Selection Committee Members
International Exhibitions and Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale: Post-Szeemann Curation - Aomi OKABE, 岡部あおみ