'This fourth Yokohama Triennale, titled "OUR MAGIC HOUR — How Much of the World Can We Know?," focuses on art that is related to the mysteries of the world and everyday life, magical powers, and supernatural phenomena as well as works that are rooted in mythology, legends, and animism. This emphasis is not on a desire to question the limits of science, glorify mysticism, or pursue art as a form of entertainment. Rather, by reexamining these realms, which cannot be explained through science or reason, I have attempted to shed light on values that have been marginalized or completely forgotten, and while considering the relationship between human beings and nature, suggest more flexible and open ways or relating to the world, and alternative views of various things and historical events.' - Akiko Miki, Artistic Director, Yokohama Triennale 2011
This is the catalogue of the fourth edition of the Yokohama Triennale held from August to November 2011 at the Yokohama Museum of Art, NYK Waterfront Warehouse (BankART Studio NYK), and surrounding areas. Includes essays by Eriko Osaka and Akiko Miki. With installation views, images of artworks, accompanying descriptions, and list of works.
Note: Only contemporary Asian artists are listed below.