Suzu-city, located at the tip of the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture, has long interacted with the continent and distant parts of the Japanese archipelago to form a rich culture centered on the satoyama and satoumi landscape. However, since the 20th century, the city has been left behind by urbanization and become a remote place “at the furthest edge of the world.
” After four years of preparation, Oku-Noto Triennale 2017 was held to help revitalise the city. Artists invited from all over the world engaged with an original landscape at a place that could be described as “forgotten Japan” and developed the charm of the place through their artworks. The significance of being at the “furthest edge of the world” and the potential it has is increasingly important as we struggle with environmental challenges and the world gets more and more homogenous.
The second iteration of the festival will be held in the autumn of 2020. We will bring the most contemporary art that will resonate in harmony with local traditions.
The festival aims to further evolve and explore the region’s potential with the world’s leading artists.
Please look forward to the "foremost art festival at the furthest edge of the world."
（Oku-Noto Triennial General Director）