Hakata Riverain Art Project

March 15, 1999

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Public & Corporate Art Consulting

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. Project Overview Location: Shimokawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 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) Participating 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)