SIAF 2014 – the city’s first international art festival – will be held as part of the Creative City Sapporo initiative over a period of 72 days from Saturday, July 19 to Sunday, September 28, 2014, under the stewardship of Guest Director and globally renowned artist Ryuichi Sakamoto.
The theme of the event is City and Nature.
Globally active contemporary artists will contribute to this international art festival, which will provide opportunities for visitors to examine how cities can coexist with nature in the future. During SIAF 2014, a variety of projects will be implemented across Sapporo. The entire city and its museums will serve as a stage for the event.
Sapporo International Art Festival 2014 (SIAF 2014)
<theme> [City and Nature]
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■ Guest Director
■ Length of the Festival period
July 19(Sat), 2014-September 28(Sun), 2014 (72 days)
■ Main Venues
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art / Sapporo Art Museum / Sapporo Ekimae-dori Underground Walkway (chi ka ho) / Former Hokkaido Government Office Building / Moerenuma Park / Sapporo Shiryokan (Former Sapporo Court of Appeals) / Sapporo Odori 500-m Underground Walkway Gallery
Creative City Sapporo International Art Festival Executive Committee
Creative City Sapporo International Art Festival Executive Committee Chairperson : Fumio Ueda [Mayor of Sapporo, City of Sapporo]