I went to Art Triennal in Niigata, with my college classmates. It's a part of class curriculum, and we picked the place to see and made a plan. We reserve middle size bus and a driver, to go to Niigata prefecture. It took about six hours drive to get there, so it's quite far, but because of Niigata is located in North side of Japan, there were much better temperature and less humidity, so we were able to enjoy summer study tour! ;P We stayed there two nights at the wooden lodge, and were slept using sleeping bags. We struggled and took so long time to make this plan, but finally everything worked well and we enjoyed a lot!
I will change my major from Media course to Graphic Design course, next semester so it was might be the last chance to hangout with them. Therefore I was happy to go around and talk to them and drinking a lot together at night. Having a lot of nature around calms down myself.
Here are some of my favorite works that I found from this triennal: First one is created by Chiharu Shioda, title is Memory of the Home. She used black woolen yarn to cover entire old house. The idea was simple, however that simple method changed entire atmosphere and I liked what she did. Second one is created by Christian Boltanski, called Final Classroom. Entire elementary school is directed with a lot of lights and sound of heart. That was very illusory and was also bit scary. I liked the atmosphere. And I also liked the specimen of spider's thread, but I forgot the name of the artist. House of Light, created by James Turrel is also one of my favorite piece, which is known as Japanese house for meditation. A lot of controlled lights direct entire atmosphere and it was really beautiful. I hope I can stay all night someday.
Images below are some of my favorite pics from this tour. Please check them out ;)