Take a Look Around the World's Largest Art Installation

Every 3 years this amazing spectacle takes place.
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Every three years hundreds of thousands of art lovers visit what's probably the most ambitious art-installation in the world, the Echigo-Tsumaria Art Triennale located in the city of Niigata, Japan. The event which was created by Tokyo-based gallery Art Front Gallery (AFG) hosts the work of some of the most famous artists, sculptors and architects from around the world with their installations scattered throughout hundreds of small villages covering a total of three hundred square miles.

The art festival first started in 2000 and this years marks its 6th run with an estimated half a million people attending. In order to celebrate the fifteen years since the event started director and curator Fram Kitagawa has created a book that details every single artwork that has been on display, 800 of them to be precise. Checkout just a select few of the artworks below.

Gift for Frozen Village; Artist-Kyota Takahashi; Photo by Osamu Nakamura

Gift for Frozen Village; Artist-Kyota Takahashi; Photo by Osamu Nakamura

Tsumari in Bloom; Artist- Yayoi Kusama; Photo by Osamu Nakamura

Tsumari in Bloom; Artist- Yayoi Kusama; Photo by Osamu Nakamura

For Lots of Lost Windows; Artist- Akiko Utsumi
; Photo by T. Kuratani

For Lots of Lost Windows; Artist- Akiko Utsumi
; Photo by T. Kuratani

Yamanaka Zutsumi Spiral Works; Artist- Chiyoko Todaka; Photo by Hisao Ogose

Yamanaka Zutsumi Spiral Works; Artist- Chiyoko Todaka; Photo by Hisao Ogose

Rolling Cylinder; Artist- Carsten Höller; Photo by Osamu Nakamura

Rolling Cylinder; Artist- Carsten Höller; Photo by Osamu Nakamura

To the Dead, to the Living; Artist- Yoshio Kitayama; Photo by Anzai

To the Dead, to the Living; Artist- Yoshio Kitayama; Photo by Anzai

Restructure; Artist- Harumi Yukutake; Photo by Masanori Ikeda

Restructure; Artist- Harumi Yukutake; Photo by Masanori Ikeda

House Memory; Artist-Chiharu Shiota; Photo by Takenori Miyamoto

House Memory; Artist-Chiharu Shiota; Photo by Takenori Miyamoto

The Day After Tomorrow Newspaper Cultural Department; Artist-Katsuhiko Hibino; 
Photo by T. Kobayashi

The Day After Tomorrow Newspaper Cultural Department; Artist-Katsuhiko Hibino; 
Photo by T. Kobayashi

Sun and Footprints; Artist- Takahito Kimura, Photo by Osamu Nakamura

Sun and Footprints; Artist- Takahito Kimura, Photo by Osamu Nakamura

Lost #6; Artist-Ryota Kuwakubo; Photo by Osamu Nakamura

Lost #6; Artist-Ryota Kuwakubo; Photo by Osamu Nakamura

The Tower
 and the Red Dragonfly; Artist- Shintaro Tanaka; Photo by Anzai

The Tower
 and the Red Dragonfly; Artist- Shintaro Tanaka; Photo by Anzai

Super High-Resolution Human Size Photographs of Insects; Artist- Norihisa Hashimoto; Photo by T.Kobayashi

Super High-Resolution Human Size Photographs of Insects; Artist- Norihisa Hashimoto; Photo by T.Kobayashi

Hachi & Seizo Tashima Museum of Picture of Picture Book Art; Artist-Seizo Tashima

Hachi & Seizo Tashima Museum of Picture of Picture Book Art; Artist-Seizo Tashima

More Info: echigo-tsumari.jp

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