It will provide opportunities for visitors to explore the concept of nature, cities, economy and lifestyles and to find out more about how cities can coexist with nature based on a reassessment of urban and environmental issues in Sapporo/Hokkaido, Japan, and the region’s history in the context of art.
The theme of the second Sapporo International Art Festival is “What is an Art Festival?”
Projects and performances will take place at venues throughout the city. Art museums will naturally host some of the work, but a former government building and underground passageways count among the more unusual sites that SIAF will utilize. Main venue are:
Susukino Area / Tanukikoji Area / Maruyama Area / Sapporo Art Park /Sapporo Shiryokan (Former Sapporo Court of Appeals) / Moerenuma Park
Programs involving contemporary art, music, performing arts, media arts and workshops and other events.