Release – KINAN ART WEEK 2021

-An art festival set in Kinan, a place of nature, faith, history and culture-


The Kinan Art Week Executive Committee will hold the "Kinan Art Week 2021", an international art festival set in the Kinan region of Wakayama Prefecture, from November 18th to November 28th, 2021. 15 artists from around the world have been invited to exhibit 18 works in a place where visitors can experience the history and culture of Kinan, Wakayama.

Kinan Art Week Official website

At the Kinan Art Week 2021, which will be held for the first time in November 2021, we will invite the works of contemporary artists who are active all over the world. Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand), winner of the Palme d'Or, the highest award at the Cannes Film Festival, Ho Tzu Nyen (Singapore), scheduled for a large-scale solo exhibition at the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art this fall, Artistic Director of Documenta 15 in 2022 Ade Darmawan (Indonesia), representative of Rwan Rupa, Toshi Ichiyanagi, one of Japan's leading contemporary musicians, the variety of works by top Asian artists, up-and-coming young artists, and artists closely related to Wakayama, who are attracting worldwide attention. At "Kinan Art Week," we aim to create a system that does not rely on administrative budgets or subsidies.

We are also taking on the challenge of a private-sector-led and sustainable art project, and we are currently conducting crowdfunding on the crowdfunding platform "MotionGallery" (until November 16th, 2021).

Finally, the outline and lineup of the event are as follows.
Dates: November 18th to November 28th, 2021
Venue: Shirahama town, Tanabe City, Kinan Area Wakayama Prefecture
Free Admission
※Some venues may require entrance fee.

Participating artists

◯Shirahama area
Nanki-Shirahama Airport
 Toshi Ichiyanagi (Japan)

Kawakyu Museum
 Ho Tzu Nyen (Singapore)
 Ade Darmawan(Indonesia)
 Chang-Jung Wu (Tainan)
 Dan Isomura (Japan)

Adventure World
 Ai Hasegawa(Japan)
 Yuma Kishi(Japan)

Shinju Building
 Nobuhiro Shimura(Japan)
 Kenta Cobayashi(Japan)
 Ming Wong(Singapore)
 Ai Kawano(Japan)

Shirahama Town
 Ai Kawano

◯Tanabe area
Kozanji Temple
 Apichatpong Weerasethakul(Thailand)
 Kohei Maeda(Japan)

Tanabe Station Street
 Terue Yamauchi(Japan)
 Afu (Afzal Shaafiu) (Maldives)
 Nobuhiro Shimura

Minakata Kumagusu Hall of Honour
 Kohei Maeda