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Otomo Yoshihide made guest director for SIAF 2017

Otomo Yoshihide has been appointed as guest director for Sapporo International Art Festival 2017

The Creative City Sapporo International Art Festival Executive Committee has appointed Otomo Yoshihide as guest director for SIAF 2017. Talking of the appointment, Otomo said, “Maybe everyone was a little surprised by the news, but no one was more surprised than me. But I’ve decided to take this on faith, as I believe this is a strong message from Sapporo that I should help to realise the art festival to become something that exceeds the imagination.” The Sapporo International Art Festival (SIAF) is a triennial international art festival held in the capital city of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost main island. SIAF 2017 will take place in the summer of 2017.

Otomo’s full statement can be read online at the Sapporo International Festival website.