Dojima River Biennale 2009 “Reflection: The World Through Art”

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The “Dojima River Biennale 2009“ is a contemporary art festival held every second year at Dojima River Forum located by Dojima River in Osaka. In the first edition of the Biennale, titled “Reflection: The World Through Art”, and we introduced 26 artworks from the Singapore Biennale, one of the prominent Asian international art exhibitions directed by Fumio Nanjo (Artistic Director of Singapore Biennale 2006 and 2008, Director of Mori Art Museum, Tokyo). The world is facing serious problems such as the current economic crisis, conflicts, poverty, and continual and progressive environmental deterioration. Attempting to draw our attention to these political, social and cultural problems from different points of view, contemporary art plays its role as a mirror reflecting the present of the world. In this era of globalization, where is Japan heading and where are we all going? 【Artists】 Aktan Abodykalykov, Makoto Aida, Jane Alxander,Alfredo Juan Acquilizan & Maria Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan, Isak Berbic, Drik Picture Library Ltd., Ryuro Fukuda, Hossein Golbsa, Tzu Nyen Ho, Clare Langan, Din Q. Le, Christina Lucas, Hiroyuki Matsukage, Isaac Montoya, Julio Cesar Morales, Farhad Moshiri and Shirin Aliabadi, Charly Nijensohn, Tomas Ochoa, Sergio Prego, Ki-Bong Rhee, Suha Shoman, Leonid Tishkov, Su-Mei Tse, Bing Xu, Joshua Yang, i-Lann Yee 【Basic information】 Period: 2009.8.8 - 9.6 Venue: Dojima River Forum (1-1-7 Fukushima, Fukushima-ku, Osaka, Japan) Organized by: Dojima River Forum Special Sponsor: Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. Artistic Director: Fumio Nanjo Curator: KenjiKubota Coordinator: Nanjo and Associates Dojima River Biennale 2009 Reflection: The World Through Art