The first Aichi Triennale opened in August 2010 in Nagoya, showcasing a wide range of fresh contemporary art from all over the world. Under the artistic direction of Akira Tatehata, the inaugural Triennale focused on the theme 'Arts and Cities', taking on the streets of Nagoya and various urban spaces in addition to museums and theatres. With an intention to transform mundane places into inspiring spaces through close audience interaction with the cutting-edge art, the celebration drew more than 570,000 visitors.
This year, the third Aichi Triennale takes place from summer to late autumn, focusing on 'humankind's creative journey – or caravan – to the unknown, the kind of journey that invariably takes the form of an endless quest driven by curiosity.' It's also expanded its activities to the city of Toyohashi, in addition to Nagoya and Okazaki. You can see exhibitions including but not limited to visual arts, moving images, music, performing arts and opera, with international participants including Brazil's Daniel Castro and Zeynep Oz from Turkey.