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About Okayama Art Summit

Photos are from the Okayama Art Summit in 2016.

  • Ryan Gander, Because Editorial is Costly, 2016
    Courtesy of the artist and TARO NASU, Tokyo
    ©Okayama Art Summit 2016
    Photo: Yasushi Ichikawa
  • Liam Gillick, Development, 2016
    Courtesy of the artist and TARO NASU, Tokyo
    ©Okayama Art Summit 2016
    Photo: Yasushi Ichikawa
  • Liam Gillick, Faceted Development, 2016
    Courtesy of the artist and TARO NASU, Tokyo
    ©Okayama Art Summit 2016
    Photo: Yasushi Ichikawa
  • Simon Fujiwara, Joanne, 2016
    Courtesy of the artist and TARO NASU, Tokyo
    Commissioned by FVU, The Photographers’ Gallery
    and Ishikawa Foundation
    Supported by Arts Council England
    ©Okayama Art Summit 2016
    Photo: Masahiro Ikeda
  • Rochelle Goldberg, Leaked Into Fixture, 2016
    Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery
    ©Okayama Art Summit 2016
    Photo: Yasushi Ichikawa
  • Trisha Baga, Beautiful Lunchtime Michael, 2016
    Courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali Gallery
    ©Okayama Art Summit 2016
    Photo: Yasushi Ichikawa
  • Ryan Gander, Because Editorial is Costly, 2016
    Courtesy of the artist and TARO NASU, Tokyo
    ©Okayama Art Summit 2016
    Photo: Yasushi Ichikawa
  • Liam Gillick, Development, 2016
    Courtesy of the artist and TARO NASU, Tokyo
    ©Okayama Art Summit 2016
    Photo: Yasushi Ichikawa
  • Liam Gillick, Faceted Development, 2016
    Courtesy of the artist and TARO NASU, Tokyo
    ©Okayama Art Summit 2016
    Photo: Yasushi Ichikawa
  • Simon Fujiwara, Joanne, 2016
    Courtesy of the artist and TARO NASU, Tokyo
    Commissioned by FVU, The Photographers’ Gallery
    and Ishikawa Foundation
    Supported by Arts Council England
    ©Okayama Art Summit 2016
    Photo: Masahiro Ikeda
  • Rochelle Goldberg, Leaked Into Fixture, 2016
    Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery
    ©Okayama Art Summit 2016
    Photo: Yasushi Ichikawa
  • Trisha Baga, Beautiful Lunchtime Michael, 2016
    Courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali Gallery
    ©Okayama Art Summit 2016
    Photo: Yasushi Ichikawa

Okayama Art Summit 2019
"IF THE SNAKE"

Held in Okayama City once every three years,
the Okayama Art Summit is an international exhibition of contemporary art.
With Pierre Huyghe taking the reins as artistic director,
the Okayama Art Summit 2019 brings the artistic touch to various historical and
cultural sites near Okayama Castle and Okayama Korakuen Garden
for two months from 27 September to 24 November, 2019.
The event offers visitors the opportunity not only to see exciting exhibits
but also to experience the thought processes of the artists,
enabling a unique interaction with art that transcends time and
space̶all from the historic city of Okayama.

  • Name of event
    Okayama Art Summit 2019
  • Title
    IF THE SNAKE
  • Period
    27 September (Friday) to 24 November (Sunday), 2019 [51 days]
    Closed: Mondays (Open 14 October (Monday, holiday) and 4 November (Monday, holiday); closed Tuesday in lieu)
  • Opening hours
    9:00 am ‒ 5:00 pm (admission until 4:30 pm)
  • Venues
    Former Uchisange Elementary School, Former Fukuoka Soy Sauce Factory, Tenjinyama Cultural Plaza of Okayama Prefecture, Okayama Orient Museum, Okayama Castle, Cinema Clair Marunouchi, Hayashibara Museum of Art, and more
  • Management structure
    Organizer Okayama Art Summit Executive Committee(Okayama City, Ishikawa Foundation, Okayama Prefecture)
    Chairman Masao Omori, Mayor of Okayama City
    Vice Chairmen Kenro Sato, Vice-Governor, Okayama Prefecture
    Hisashi Matsuda, President, Okayama Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    Auditor Masato Miyanaga, Chairman, Chugoku Bank
    Executive Producer Yasuharu Ishikawa, President, Ishikawa Foundation
    Executive Director Taro Nasu, Owner, TARO NASU
    Artistic Director Pierre Huyghe, Artist
    Public Program Director Chieko Kinoshita, Associate Professor, Osaka University
    Advisors Masahiko Urakami, Chairman, Okayama city council
    Takamasa Koshimune, Chairman, Sanyo Shimbun
    Hirofumi Makino, President, Okayama University
    Affiliated Entities Okayama City, Okayama City Board of Education,Okayama Prefecture, Okayama Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Okayama Visitors & Convention Association, Okayama Culture Zone Liaison Council, The Consortium of Universities in Okayama, Sanyo Shimbun, RSK Sanyo Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Okayama Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Setouchi Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Okayama Bus Association, Okayama Taxi Association, West Japan Railway Company, Chugoku Bank, and Ishikawa Foundation