The new triennial art exhibition Okayama Art Summit will take place at various locations across Okayama, Japan opening on October 9 and running to November 27.
Directed by New York-based artist Liam Gillick, 31 artists have been chosen to respond to the theme of ‘Development’ featuring work by Katja Novitskova Rachel Rose Trisha Baga Rirkrit Tiravanija Motoyuki Shitamichi Ahmet Öğüt Simon Fujiwara Hannah Weinberger and Ryan Gander among many others.
Taking place within a city that is under constant and heavy urban development, Gillick’s chosen theme is fitting as well as multi-directional. Spanning ideas of architecture and capitalist progress to gaming and cinema, there is a freedom to play with the political, formal and ideological structures inherent in this word. The exhibition will provide a strata of examination, from looking back to looking forward, where artists “deploy modes of withdrawal and resistance in the face of the dominance of “ideas in development”.
Visit the Okayama Art Summit 2016 webpage for more details.**