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.