Hakata Riverain Art Project

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The city of Fukuoka and its bustling port of Hakata have been a hub for trade and travel between Japan and mainland Asia since ancient times. The site draws on this local history and houses various facilities such as a shopping mall, theater, and hotel. The project's underlying concept was to create an "Asian Garden," a communal place for people to gather, which received wide acclaim for its focus on Asian artists from countries such as Japan, South Korea, China, and Taiwan. 【Artists】 Choi Jeong Hwa (South Korea), Keita Egami (Japan), Cheong Kwang Ho (South Korea), Hiroshi Yoshimizu (Japan), Fang Zhenning (China), Kim Hongjoo (South Korea), Mei DienE (Taiwan), Hossein Golba (Iran), Sanggawa (artist collective, Philippines), Katsuhito Nishikawa (Japan), Noboru Tsubaki (Japan), Perminder Kaur (UK), Cai Guo-Qiang (China), Sudarshan Shetty (India) 【Basic information】 Location: Shimokawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka Completed: March 1999 Commissioned by: Toshi Mirai Fukuoka Co., Ltd. Design & Supervision: Nikken Sekkei Ltd. (Architectural Design) NIHON SEKKEI, INC. (Architectural Design) Taisei Corporation (Construction) Number of Installations: 15 (14 artists)