In a little over a week, the doors will open to Tokyo’s most exciting art fair. The Tokyo International Art Fair, now in its sixth successful year, will be making a welcome come-back to the city on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th October, bringing hundreds of inspiring artists and thousands of visitors to Tokyo’s vibrant art scene.
Set in the stylish Belle Salle exhibition hall in Roppongi, just a stone’s throw from the Mori Art Museum in the affluent Roppongi Hills, the free to attend two day art fair sees leading artists not just from Japan but from 25 other countries across the globe, converging on the capital for a celebration of contemporary art.
What is unique about the art fair is that it offers the chance for artists and galleries to show and sell their work directly to art lovers and collectors, with no fees for buying or selling. Art lovers, whether seasoned collectors or those just starting on their journey into art, can pick out a piece to add to or start their collection from thousands of incredible pieces on display.
There will also be a newly integrated Digital and Virtual art section at the sixth edition of the fair, selling artworks from international artists through the new Tokyo Online Art Gallery. This has its own booth complete with innovative technology allowing the visitor to buy art online as well as read more about the international artists. Among the artworks on show will be original paintings, sculptures, photography, illustrations, jewellery and much more, as well as the chance to commission art directly from the artists.
For Curator Gena Sasaki Johns of the award-winning Global Art Agency, this year’s Toyko International Art Fair holds particular significance. “We are hugely excited to be back in Tokyo and to open the doors to one of the city’s biggest and best art fairs,” says Gena. “The quality of artworks is exceptional, with carefully selected artists and galleries from across Europe, the United States, Australia and Japan filling the event with vibrancy and colour.
“We can’t wait to experience the buzz of artists and visitors talking, appreciating and of course, buying and selling art. Don’t miss it,” she says.
Among the incredible work on display will be pieces from the following featured artists: Menucha Page (Jerusalem), Naun Park (Korea), Vincenzo Coronati & Gentaro Yokoyama (Italy, Japan), Agnes Lui (Hong Kong), Alissa Chapman (New York, Marco Riha (Austria), Pia Kintrup (Germany), Mimi Revencu (Romania), Xana Abreu (Portugal), Johnny Duncan (USA), Nicole Rafiki (DRC).
Tokyo International Art Fair opens in style on Friday 8th October with a VIP reception and sneak preview of the artworks on display, plus the first chance to purchase directly from the artist. Reception from 18.00pm – 21.00pm. Tickets cost ¥ 2500 JPY ($ 20 USD) and can be booked at https://www.tokyoartfair.com/tickets. The fair continues on Saturday 9th October from 11.00am – 18.00pm and entry is FREE. The Outstanding Artist Awards will take place on Saturday at 17.30pm.
Tokyo International Art Fair takes place at Belle Salle Roppongi, Japan, 〒106-0032 Tokyo, Minato, Roppongi, 7 Chome−18−18, 住友不動産六本木通ビル More information is at https://www.tokyoartfair.com/