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Setouchi Art & Island News - Issue #1 (March 24th)

Setouchi Art & Island News
Setouchi Art & Island News - Issue #1 (March 24th)
By David in Setouchi • Issue #1 • View online
Hello and welcome to Setouchi Art & Island News, a newsletter to inform you about what is happening on the Setouchi “art islands” and the Setouchi Triennale.
I’ll try to post as regularly as possible, but we can already safely assume that I will have a lot to share with you during the Triennale, and a bit much less outside of the festival.
We’ll see how this goes.
For starters, if you haven’t already done so and you’ve arrived here from a link on social media or elsewhere, please subscribe so that you can receive future issues directly in your inbox.
There are two types of subscriptions. Free subscriptions & paid subscription. For the time being I don’t plan on posting any “paid-only content” and the paid subscription option is only there if you want to thank me financially for my work on my blogs and such.
Note that I’m still trying to figure a few technical details for the paid subscription option, so it’s not activated yet. If you can’t wait to send me money, I also have a “Buy me a Coffee” account. ;-)
In this newsletter, I’ll mostly post curated content and various links pertaining to the Setouchi Triennale and life on the islands. I may sometimes post about the neighboring areas, mostly Takamatsu and Kagawa Prefecture where I live.
For starters, a bit of self-promotion. In case you’ve missed it, I have recently updated my information page about the Setouchi Triennale 2022. You can read all about it there:

Setouchi Triennale 2022
I’ll also keep you informed of various updates on the site (I guess the next big one will be when the official list of artworks will be published).
Art Setouchi
A few pieces of news from Naoshima.
First some bad news. If you were hoping to see the Yellow Pumpkin again next month, I’m afraid you’ll have to wait a little more.
Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Yellow Pumpkin’ to stay sidelined for art festival | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis
On the positive side of things, not one but two new galleries are opening on Naoshima!
A new place called Valley Gallery. The building was designed by Tadao Ando and the artwork by Yayoi Kusama (who turned 93 years old two days ago!).
ベネッセアートサイト直島
本日3月22日は草間彌生氏のお誕生日です🎉すばらしい1年をお過ごしください🎂

今月オープンした直島のヴァレーギャラリーには、1966年のヴェネチア・ビエンナーレでパビリオン外に大量のミラーボールを敷き詰め、世界的注目を集めた記念すべき作品《ナルシスの庭》が屋内外に展示されています。 https://t.co/XXAVCwv8wn
Also, a section of the Benesse House Park Hotel is now open to everyone and not just hotel guests.
If I’m correct, it’s called Gallery of Time and it houses artworks by Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Travel
I stumbled upon this nice introduction of Shodoshima. You won’t learn much if you’re already familiar with the island, but if you’re not, it’s a useful (and short read).
Shodoshima, Japan travel guide: Island set to be Japan's next big thing
Media
If you’re in Okayama or Kagawa, know that on Friday night at 19h30 there will be a show introducing the Setouchi Triennale 2022 on NHK. I’m afraid it’s only local and not available in other parts of the country.
Ok, that’s pretty much it for today. This way you get an idea of what to expect.
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Thanks for reading.
Take care
David
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