Thursday 11 August 2016 to Sunday 23 October 2016
Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya/Toyohashi/Okazaki Cities

At Aichi Triennale 2016, more than 100 artist groups from various genres of art from Japan and abroad will meet and showcase their creations to present cutting-edge contemporary art under the theme “Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan.”

[Left] Architects of Air, Pentalum, 2013, photo: Alan Parkinson
[Centre] Hassan KHAN, DOM-TAK-TAK-DOM-TAK Installation view at SALT Beyoğlu 2012 photo: Serkan Taycan Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
[Right] Chris WATSON, Chris Watson recording alligators, Courtesy of the artist


Aichi Triennale 2016
Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan
Artistic Director: MINATO Chihiro
Dates: Thursday 11 August - Sunday 23 October 2016 [74 days]
Aichi Arts Center
Nagoya City Art Museum
Nagoya City (Chojamachi, Sakae, and Nagoya Station Sites)
Toyohashi city (PLAT, Buildings on the Water, and Toyohashi Station Main Street Sites)
Okazaki city (Higashi-Okazaki Station, Kosei and Rokku Sites)
Organised by: The Aichi Triennale Organizing Committee

Participating artists from the UK


Established in 1992 in Nottingham
Based in Nottingham

Company founder Alan Parkinson started creating pneumatic sculptures he called Luminarium's in the 1980s. Alan's first "Luminarium" was completed in 1985. The Luminarium is a sculpture which people enter and interact with. Upon entering they are greeted by a sense of wonderment, of beauty and colour created by the natural sunlight that floods into the sculpture from the outside and in every direction. This magical phenomenon of light combined with an intricate pathway leading to a small and larger gathering spaces finds its inspiration in Islamic art, Gothic cathedrals and contemporary architecture. The Aichi Triennale 2016 hosts "Pentalum", conceived in homage to the pentagon. Since 1985, 21 different Luminarium sculptures have been created travelling to 40 countries around the world.

Dates: Saturday 1 - Sunday 16 October 2016, 11.00-17.00 (last admission 16.30)
Venue: Okazaki Park (Okazaki City)
*Entry may be restricted


Born 1975 in London, UK
Based in Cairo, Egypt

Hassan Khan is an artist and musician who works with sound, text, object, space and situation to produce meaningful forms that respond to the world. Over the span of his practice, Khan has developed a language that is unique to himself through the construction, deconstruction and juxtaposition of imagery and sound. Selected exhibitions include MMK, Frankfurt, Germany (2015); Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, Cairo, Egypt (2014); Kunsthalle Sao Paulo, Brasil (2014); dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany (2012); SALT, Istanbul, Turkey (2012); trusted sources, CCA, Kitakyushu, Japan (2011); Told/Untold/Retold, Mathaf, Doha, Quatar (2011) amongst many more.

Dates: Thursday 11 August - Sunday 23 October 2016
Venue: Okazaki CIBICO (Okazaki City)/Yoshida Shoji Co., Ltd (Choja-machi Area)


Born 1953 in Sheffield, UK
Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Chris Watson is a musician who has been featured on numerous albums, but he is also a renowned audio documentarian who methodically records sounds from the natural environment, or that reflect the natural or human history of specific sites, with breathtaking clarity. His recordings have been widely broadcast on TV and radio and used as source materials for experimental music. Here we present a selection of these recordings, which vividly evoke the captured environments in the mind’s eye of the listener.

Dates: Thursday 11 August - Sunday 23 October 2016
Venue:  Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art (Nagoya City)