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Art Fair Tokyo 2023
Mar 10 at 8:00 am - Mar 12 at 5:00 pm¥4000
With the transition towards life after corona and the rapid recovery to new conditions from inside and outside of Japan, art fairs are beginning show a sign of recovery. In the last few years following 2022 galleries from around the world are back to exhibiting across the country. The art industry as a whole is gradually regaining its former vitality.
The cancelation of Art Fair Tokyo due to the spread of Covid in 2020 led to a decline in visitors. However in 2021 sales reached 3.08 billion yen. Following that year, 3.36 billion yen* in 2022. Marking an all time high in our record as well as offering us an opening for a positive change. (*From Art Fair Tokyo 2022 Report)
With that, Art Fair Tokyo 2023 Japan’s largest art fair is excited to announce the return of its annual fair. The showcase of the excellence of Japan’s unique art scene. Art Fair Tokyo has continuously produced works of various genres throughout its long art history, proudly withholding the global art market trend of “diversity.”
This exhibition will be a place to experience firsthand how the Japanese art market achieves a consistent and genuine change in the contemporary art industry. Art Fair Tokyo 2023 is proud to feature creative works by both Japanese and International artists. We welcome uprising independent artists into our exhibition to share their remarkable craftsmanship.
1. Exhibitions from 7 Overseas Galleries
3 overseas galleries in 2022, next year’s Art Fair Tokyo will exhibit 7 overseas galleries. Participating among them are the internationally active Shanghai-based gallery: Pearl Lam Galleries, Tehran-based gallery: SARAI Gallery (SARADIPOUR), London-based: Unit London. In addition to that Taiwan-based YIRI ARTS, which participated last year will continue to participate. The same goes for Hong Kong and LA-based: OVER THE INFLUENCE. Galleries based in various cities in Japan will participate, the number will increase from 25 cities in 2022 to 35 cities in 2023. Diversity can be found here as well.
2. Re-Introducing galleries to exhibit first time in several years
In 2023, “Nishimura Gallery” will be participating for the first time in nine years, “Kaikai Kiki” for the first time in 15 years, and “Ichibanboshi Gallery” for the first time in 12 years. These galleries have artists who are active not only in Japan but also around the world.
3. Galleries that have driven Art Fair Tokyo forward
On the other hand, some galleries have been participating for many years. Other than the galleries to which the committee belongs to, “Gallery Gyokuei” “Nagoya Gallery” “Kobayashi Gallery” “Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery” “Shugo Arts” “Taka Ishii Gallery” “Taguchi Fine Art” “Mizuma Art Gallery” “GALLERY KOGURE” “Art Kogei Tanchu” and others will participate. While being faithful to the direction of each gallery’s project, we strive for positive and productive change. To create new values in the global trend toward diversity. We believe that it will lead to a sense of trust from our customers.
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Thu, Mar 9 [Invitation day] | 11:00 – 19:00
Fri, Mar 10 | 11:00 – 19:00
Sat, Mar 11 | 11:00 – 19:00
Sun, Mar 12 | 11:00 – 16:00
Venue: Tokyo International Forum Hall E / Lobby Gallery (3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Admission fee: Advance ticket 4,000 yen (tax included) / Same-day ticket 5,000 yen (tax included)
*Free admission for elementary school students and younger only when accompanied by an adult