Irish artist John Gerrard's projection X. laevis (Spacelab) is reflected in Skin Pool (Oromom) by Swiss artist Pamela Rosenkranz, a swimming pool filled with a bubbling pink liquid, at The Okayama Art Summit in Setouchi, western Japan. Photo: Ola Rindal/The Okayama Art Summit 2019Irish artist John Gerrard's projection X. laevis (Spacelab) is reflected in Skin Pool (Oromom) by Swiss artist Pamela Rosenkranz, a swimming pool filled with a bubbling pink liquid, at The Okayama Art Summit in Setouchi, western Japan. Photo: Ola Rindal/The Okayama Art Summit 2019
Irish artist John Gerrard's projection X. laevis (Spacelab) is reflected in Skin Pool (Oromom) by Swiss artist Pamela Rosenkranz, a swimming pool filled with a bubbling pink liquid, at The Okayama Art Summit in Setouchi, western Japan. Photo: Ola Rindal/The Okayama Art Summit 2019

Artists do it for themselves at Okayama Art Summit, where less is more and there’s no curator dictating their vision

  • An antidote to conventional art biennales, event in western Japan sees 18 artists exhibiting their works together at a small number of sites
  • Its theme ‘If the snake …’ is deliberately open-ended, and the result is a show that asks questions about technology, our imagination and the human condition

Topic |   Art
Irish artist John Gerrard's projection X. laevis (Spacelab) is reflected in Skin Pool (Oromom) by Swiss artist Pamela Rosenkranz, a swimming pool filled with a bubbling pink liquid, at The Okayama Art Summit in Setouchi, western Japan. Photo: Ola Rindal/The Okayama Art Summit 2019Irish artist John Gerrard's projection X. laevis (Spacelab) is reflected in Skin Pool (Oromom) by Swiss artist Pamela Rosenkranz, a swimming pool filled with a bubbling pink liquid, at The Okayama Art Summit in Setouchi, western Japan. Photo: Ola Rindal/The Okayama Art Summit 2019
Irish artist John Gerrard's projection X. laevis (Spacelab) is reflected in Skin Pool (Oromom) by Swiss artist Pamela Rosenkranz, a swimming pool filled with a bubbling pink liquid, at The Okayama Art Summit in Setouchi, western Japan. Photo: Ola Rindal/The Okayama Art Summit 2019
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