Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial

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"Casagrande & Rintala: Potemkin, Echigo-Tsumari, Japan 2003"
Another angle from inside "Potemkin"
Casagrande & Rintala's steel park Potemkin (2003) in Kuramata village, Echigo-Tsumari.

The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial is an international modern art festival held once every three years in the Niigata prefecture, Japan.[1] The festival was created by the Tokyo commercial gallery Art Front Gallery (AFG) and is directed by Fram Kitagawa.[2] It was first held in 2000 for a "grand" two-month exhibition in "communities, rice fields, vacant houses, and closed schools across a 760 square kilometer (187,800 acre) region."[1] In 2009 the pieces included a silver "croquette" house serving a croquette of locally harvested potatoes, a herb shop, a giant grasshopper slide, and a sculpture of a giant man.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c The World's Largest International Art Triennial November 2009 Vol. 029 page 58 Japan Up!
  2. ^ Klien, Susanne (2010). "Contemporary art and regional revitalisation: selected artworks in the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2000-6". Japan Forum. 22 (3-4): 513–543. doi:10.1080/09555803.2010.533641. 

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Coordinates: 37°01′00″N 138°36′00″E / 37.0167°N 138.6000°E / 37.0167; 138.6000