Spiral Independent Creators Festival

Spiral Independent Creators Festival

Tokyo’s most compact art expo


Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on April 2012

Tokyo’s most compact art expo returns to Spiral Hall in Aoyama. Compared to the artistic indigestion you might suffer from the leading events like the sprawling Tokyo Art Fair, SICF forces emerging artists and collectives into the confines of 50 narrow booths. Among the young artists taking on the challenge this year are figures like Fumitoshi Eto, whose digital Pole Position paintings use Japan’s ubiquitous concrete telephone poles as a focal point for meditations on urbanization and transformation.

Spiral Hall, May 3-6 (listing).