Liu Ding - Artistic Director of Yokohama Triennale 2023
09 December 2023 - 10 March 2024
Yokohama Triennale 2023 will be held from December 9, 2023 to March 10, 2024.
The Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale (Chairperson: Kondo Selichi [Chairperson, Yokohama Arts Foundation]) has appointed the team of Liu Ding and Carol Yinghua Lu as artistic director of Yokohama Triennale 2023, the 8th edition of the tri-annual event.
The Triennale will be the first major event held at Yokohama Museum of Art after extensive renovations are completed. The event's second venue will be PLOT 48. This edition of the Triennale will be the first to be held in winter.
Liu Ding and Carol Yinghua Lu are an artist and art historian respectively who started joint curatorial work in 2007. Based in Beijing, they have participated in international exhibitions around the world including the Venice, Gwangju, Istanbul and Busan biennales.
In a time of historical flux, their curation seeks out kernels of wisdom for surviving the present in both the minutiae of individual endeavor and the grand turning points of history. Their frame of reference transcends time and place, as they seek ideas in everything from traditional oriental philosophy to the globalized lifestyles of the 21st century.
The Yokohama Triennale welcomed its first non -Japanese artistic director for its 7th edition in 2020. Since then the on-going challenges of COVID-19 and war have shown us just how inextricably interconnected our world has become. For the 8th edition, we once again welcome as artistic director a team that is active on the global stage, and with them we look forward to creating an event that is open to the world and that takes advantage of our port city's role as a crossroads of people and culture.