YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 2020 (2 articles)
the yokohama triennale is an international contemporary art exhibition that introduces culture-shaping concepts and ideas through a broad range of works by both international established and emerging artists. this year under the artistic direction of raqs media collective -- a collective of three artists based in new delhi, india -- the exhibition investigates the theme of 'afterglow'. the term refers to how we unknowingly experience the residue of light sparked at the beginning of time -- for example, how 'white noise' on analog televisions included fragments of cosmic microwave background radiation left over from the cosmic big bang. by referring to the big bang's destructive energy that propelled creativity, gave birth to life on this planet, and whose radiation that is both toxic and therapeutic, yokohama triennale 2020 explores the cycle of destruction/toxicity and recovery/care in the human activities of the contemporary age.