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Ragnar Kjartansson, The Visitors, 2012, nine-channel video installation

“Islands,” “Constellations,” and “Galapagos” are keywords that connote connectivity and isolation, imagination and creativity, identity and diversity, among others. While the world today is expanding with globalization, it is being shaken to its foundations by challenges such as conflict, refugees and immigration, and the emergence of protectionism, xenophobia, and populism. The sixth edition of the Yokohama Triennale will contemplate the world in which conflicting concepts and phenomena are intricately intertwined and constantly in flux. Here, in Yokohama, the first port that opened to foreign countries in the late 19th century, we will see how the courage, imagination and creativity of human beings can be used to derive a new vision and ground design for the future.