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Commentary

JAPAN

Imagined workshop

The 2nd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale 2002

by Robert J. Fouser

JUNG YEONDOO, Ajibi Dance Hall, 1 February 2002, sculpture lounge, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan. Photograph Shishio.

With its theme of "Imagined Workshop," the 2nd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale in 2002 stimulated the imagination through simple questions: Who makes art? How and why? And where and what is Asia? Straightforward as they are, these questions take on ever greater weight as biennales and triennales have become major global and glocal culture industries. To compete, biennales and triennales must…

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