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Our Magic Hour: How Much of the World Can We Know? at the Yokohama Triennale

YOKOHAMA.- This yearʼs fourth edition of the Triennale has been designated by the Agency for Cultural Affairs as an incubator project for International Arts Festivals in Japan. The Yokohama Triennale 2011 is therefore poised to carry on the tradition and history of this festival as a project on a national scale. Some of the unique features of this yearʼs Triennale. One of the main venues for the exhibition, with its theme “OUR MAGIC HOUR–How Much of the World Can We Know?”, is the Yokohama Museum of Art. The Museum possesses rich holdings of art dating from the latter half of the 19th century, in addition to a rare and valuable photography collection that befits Yokohamaʼs status as the birthplace of Japanese photography. I have been wanting to make use of this prominent arts institution as a key venue for the Triennale for some time, and I am delighted to be able to say that we have s