Art Fair Tokyo 2010
This event has ended.
Art Fair Tokyo, the largest fair of its kind in Japan, began in 2005. This year it celebrates its fifth anniversary. Featuring contemporary art, modern art, nihonga and ukiyoe, in addition to other Asian works of art and antiques, Art Fair Tokyo is known throughout the world for both the wide range of genres and periods it covers and for the quality of its exhibits.
Last year's edition of the fair attracted 45,000 people, an increase on the previous year, and an indication of how interest in art has gradually grown in Japanese society. Art Fair Tokyo 2010 will be held, as always, at the Tokyo International Forum, and it will include 138 galleries. As with last year, a special section that is devoted to new galleries of contemporary art will be set up, this time under the banner of "Pojects". It will be held in the lobby of the main venue.
Meanwhile, a fascinating selection of related events will be held, including the popular talk series, "Dialogues in Art," and a range of guided tours tailor-made for everyone from art fair beginners to veteran collectors.
From 2010-04-02 To 2010-04-04
April 2nd (Fri) 11:00-21:00, April 3rd (Sat) 11:00-20:00, April 4th (Sun) 10:30-17:00 *Last entry 30 mins before closing time.
Opening Reception on 2010-04-01
The biggest event in the Japanese art calendar kicked off at the International Forum.
Tokyo Art Fair
The annual event offers a time to indulge your senses and trust your taste
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The Japan Times Online 4/2
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