This catalogue was published as a result of the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2009. First organised in 2000, the aim of this art festival is to reinvigorate the local community through bringing positive economic effects and strengthening the bonds within local village communities.
In addition to exhibitions of artworks in the local communities, there were many other events such as the Echigo-Tsumari Art Symposium, various performances by artists, theatre and music concerts.
With colour plates of artists' works accompanied by brief curatorial notes. The catalogue includes statistics and surveys of the Triennial, media coverage, documentation of the preparatory process, calendar of events and the artist's biographies.
Only participating artists with Asian backgrounds are listed below.