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In this section we write about the activities undertaken at Benesse Art Site Naoshima and explore some facets of the daily life unfolding on the islands in the Seto Inland Sea.

Celebrating  150 years of Japan-Denmark diplomatic relations <br> Benesse Art Site Naoshima's activities presented at symposium in Denmark on the theme of

Celebrating 150 years of Japan-Denmark diplomatic relations
Benesse Art Site Naoshima's activities presented at symposium in Denmark on the theme of "Regional Development through Architecture, Nature and Art"


Benesse Art Site Naoshima's activities presented at symposium in Denmark on the theme of "Regional Development through Architecture, Nature and Art"

The May 2017 issue of our quarterly magazine NAOSHIMA NOTE has been published.

The May 2017 issue of our quarterly magazine NAOSHIMA NOTE has been published.


The May 2017 issue of our quarterly magazine NAOSHIMA NOTE contains a special feature about "Artist at Gallery 6 2016" presented at Miyanoura Gallery 6.

Pannaphan Yodmanee, the winner of the 11th Benesse Prize visits the islands

Pannaphan Yodmanee, the winner of the 11th Benesse Prize visits the islands


Pannaphan Yodmanee, the winner of the 11th Benesse Prize, visited Benesse Art Site Naoshima in early March, 2017.

An encounter with Lee Ufan: What it Means to Accept

An encounter with Lee Ufan: What it Means to Accept "Uncertainty"


Lee Ufan was one of the leading figures of the Mono-ha school (School of Things), a contemporary art movement emerging in Japan in the late 1960s. A talk by Lee Ufan was held in Naoshima in January 2017, providing a deeper insight into the experience of the Lee Ufan Museum through the direct words of the artist.

Conference by Michael Govan

Conference by Michael Govan


In autumn last year, a momentous conference by Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), was held at Benesse Art Site Naoshima.

Naoshima Hall wins 2017 Wallpaper* Design Award in Best New Public Building category

Naoshima Hall wins 2017 Wallpaper* Design Award in Best New Public Building category


Designed by architect Hiroshi Sambuichi and completed in November 2015, Naoshima Hall is a public hall built in the Honmura district for the residents of Naoshima Island. The hall took the top spot in the Best New Public Building category of this year's coveted Wallpaper* Design Awards, presented by the eponymous British magazine.

Morning Talk about Claude Monet by Ayano Hayashi:

Morning Talk about Claude Monet by Ayano Hayashi: "Water Lilies in the morning sun and sweets the artist loved."


Chichu Art Museum permanently houses five works from Claude Monet's iconic "Water Lilies" series, painted by the artist in his later years. Monet was also very interested in cuisine, and he was an avid gardener and cook. As a tribute to this aspect of the artist's life, we will host a tour to explore the theme of art and food in Monet's life, inviting freelance curator Ayano Hayashi, whose special interest lies in finding and introducing a culinary connection in the work of painters - with a special focus on artists from the impressionist period.

The January 2017 issue of our quarterly magazine NAOSHIMA NOTE has been published.

The January 2017 issue of our quarterly magazine NAOSHIMA NOTE has been published.


The January 2017 issue of our quarterly magazine NAOSHIMA NOTE contains a special feature about Anri Sala's installation entitled "ALL OF A TREMBLE" unveiled to the public inside TESHIMA SEAWALL HOUSE on October 8th, 2016.

Olafur Eliasson<br><em>Self-loop</em> at Inujima Art House Project

Olafur Eliasson
Self-loop at Inujima Art House Project


On September 18th, 2016, prior to the beginning of the Setouchi Triennale autumn season, Olafur Eliasson's artwork Self-loop was unveiled to the public inside I-Art House at Inujima Art House Project.

The October 2016 issue of our quarterly magazine NAOSHIMA NOTE has been published.

The October 2016 issue of our quarterly magazine NAOSHIMA NOTE has been published.


The October 2016 issue of our quarterly magazine NAOSHIMA NOTE contains a special feature entitled "The Setouchi Triennale 2016 and People's Involvements".

Artist at Gallery 6 2016<br>vol.1 Yuki Iiyama

Artist at Gallery 6 2016
vol.1 Yuki Iiyama "100 Living Tales"


In the summer and autumn of 2015, Miyanoura Gallery 6 hosted an art project called "Artist at Gallery 6" inviting three socially engaged artists in residence to prepare installations for the following year:Yuki Iiyama, Yoshinori Niwa, and Mari Katayama.

"Artist Talk" with Christian Boltanski


To mark the opening of Christian Boltanski's new work on Teshima "La forêt des murmures" an artist talk was held at the Karato auditorium on Teshima on July 18th, 2016, the exhibition's opening day.

Unveiling of new artwork by Christian Boltanski from this summer,

Unveiling of new artwork by Christian Boltanski from this summer, "La forêt des murmures"


On July 18th, 2016, the first day of the Setouchi Triennale summer season, Christian Boltanski's artwork, "La forêt des murmures" also opened to the public.

Opening of the Summer Performing Arts Programs on Inujima Island

Opening of the Summer Performing Arts Programs on Inujima Island


In Inujima, four performing arts programs will be introduced at the summer and autumn seasons of the Setouchi Triennale 2016.

The July 2016 issue of our quarterly magazine NAOSHIMA NOTE has been published.

The July 2016 issue of our quarterly magazine NAOSHIMA NOTE has been published.


The July 2016 issue of our quarterly magazine NAOSHIMA NOTE contains a special feature about "Teshima 8 Million Lab," our latest permanent facility which opened in the Kou district of Teshima island on March 20th, 2016.

Nadegata Instant Party<br>「Well, come on stage!」<br>-spring-

Nadegata Instant Party
「Well, come on stage!」
-spring-


Artist unit "Nadegata Instant Party" will turn the towering presence of Mt.Danyama in the center of Teshima into a stage for theatrical performance, by planning various installations and events, involving numerous people and committing itself to the local community.

The April 2016 issue of our quarterly magazine NAOSHIMA NOTE has been published.

The April 2016 issue of our quarterly magazine NAOSHIMA NOTE has been published.


The April 2016 issue of our quarterly magazine NAOSHIMA NOTE contains a special feature entitled "Naoshima Architecture Chronicle―Visualizing the Future of the Town and its People".

A lecture by art historian Philippe Piguet, <br>great-grandson of Claude Monet

A lecture by art historian Philippe Piguet,
great-grandson of Claude Monet


The French art historian Philippe Piguet gave a talk at Benesse House, Naoshima.

Two Special Art Previews for Teshima Island Residents

Two Special Art Previews for Teshima Island Residents


Synchronously to the opening of the Setouchi Triennale on March 20th, 2016, two new art facilities are opening on Teshima Island. Special sneak previews were held on March 16th, exclusively for the residents of Teshima Island.

About Sputniko!'s Teshima 8 Million Lab

About Sputniko!'s Teshima 8 Million Lab


March 20 marks the start of the spring term of the Setouchi Triennale 2016, and with it the opening of Sputniko!'s Teshima 8 Million Lab, a new permanent facility on the island of Teshima.

The January 2016 issue of our quarterly magazine NAOSHIMA NOTE has been published.

The January 2016 issue of our quarterly magazine NAOSHIMA NOTE has been published.


The January 2016 issue contains a special feature on the latest work by artist Shinro Ohtake, which opens to the public on March 20th, 2016.

The Process of Creating Shinro Ohtake's New Work (Part 3: Transporting the Hull-Form Overland on Teshima)

The Process of Creating Shinro Ohtake's New Work (Part 3: Transporting the Hull-Form Overland on Teshima)


Guided and watched over by island residents, the hull-form was carried toward the village of Ieura-oka, where the former sewing needle factory is located.

The Process of Creating Shinro Ohtake's New Work (Part 2: Transporting the Hull-Form from Uwajima)

The Process of Creating Shinro Ohtake's New Work (Part 2: Transporting the Hull-Form from Uwajima)


The hull-form that will form the core of Shinro Ohtake's new work was transported out of the shipyard in Uwajima.

The Process of Creating Shinro Ohtake's New Work (Part 1: The Work Itself)

The Process of Creating Shinro Ohtake's New Work (Part 1: The Work Itself)


The artist Shinro Ohtake is currently in the process of producing a new work for the Setouchi Triennale 2016, to be installed in a disused sewing needle factory in the Ieura-oka area of Teshima.

The October 2015 issue of our quarterly magazine NAOSHIMA NOTE has been published.

The October 2015 issue of our quarterly magazine NAOSHIMA NOTE has been published.


The latest (October 2015) issue contains a special feature on "Benesse Art Site Naoshima at Night," which offers information on ways to experience Benesse Art Site Naoshima after sunset and on into the night.

New project launched at Miyanoura Gallery 6.

New project launched at Miyanoura Gallery 6.


Miyanoura Gallery 6, in the Miyanoura district of Naoshima, got a fresh start this summer as a gathering place aimed at generating new value through interactions among people, offering visitors the chance not only to view works of art but also to take part in workshops, artist talks, and a wide range of other events.

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