This publication serves as the catalogue of the fifth edition of Yokohama Triennale 2014, titled 'ART Fahrenheit 451: Sailing into the Sea of Oblivion', under the principal curatorial direction of Japanese artist Morimura Yasumasa. 

The main title of the exhibition resonates with the dystopian science fiction Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury in 1953, in which books are banned and burned, though there exists a resistance of the people who memorize the contents of books to avoid obliteration. Out of this association Morimura derived the overarching theme for the exhibition: that of memory, remembrance, and forgetting. He postulated the idea of 'the sea of oblivion', an imaginative conceptual space, outside of oneself, upon which one can sail to find their forgotten memories. 

Structurally he divided the museum space into two introductions and eleven chapters, a layout that reminisces the book. Along with this narrative line, each chapter presents works of art that explore different themes out of 'oblivion'.

Includes overview of education, screening and other subsidiary programmes. 

Please note that only Asian artists are indexed in this record page.

Access level

Onsite

Location code EX.JAP.YOT.2014
Language

English, 

Japanese

Publication/Creation date

2014

No of pages

368

ISBN / ISSN

9784582206760

No of copies

1

Content type

catalogue

Chapter headings
Introduction 1: Unmonumental Monuments
Introduction 2: What is in the Center of the World?
Chapter 1: Listening to Silence and Whispers
Chapter 2: Encountering a Drifting Classroom
Chapter 3: ART Fahrenheit 451
Chapter 4: Laboring in Solitude, Wrestling with the World
Chapter 5: Impersonal Chronicles: Still Moving
Chapter 6: Monologues by the Enfant Terribles
Chapter 7: Vanishing into the Light
Chapter 8: A Drifting Journal/A Sea Reflecting Fleeting Images
Chapter 9: Performing 'Fahrenheit 451'
Chapter 10: Days after Deluge
Chapter 11: Drifting in a Sea of Oblivion
Voyage through the 'Sea of Oblivion' - Tour Guide to the Yokohama Triennale 2014 'ART Fahrenheit 451: Sailing into the Sea of Oblivion' - Yasumasa MORIMURA, 森村泰昌
Introduction to Yokohama Triennale 2014 - Eriko OSAKA, 逢坂恵理子
Three Stories about Oblivion - Yasumasa MORIMURA, 森村泰昌
Yokohama Triennale 2014: ART Fahrenheit 451: Sailing into the Sea of Oblivion
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Yokohama Triennale 2014: ART Fahrenheit 451: Sailing into the Sea of Oblivion, ヨコハマトリエンナーレ2014: 華氏451の芸術: 世界の中心には忘却の海がある