Last Updated:Nov 2, 2008

Art@Agnes 2008

Held at the Agnes Hotel and Apartments in Iidabashi and now in its 4th year, “Art@Agnes” brings 33 of Tokyo’s top galleries together for a weekend-long bed-bound contemporary art fair.

Hitoshi Kuriyama's 'Hotel Magical' greets visitors in the lobby.
Hitoshi Kuriyama's 'Hotel Magical' greets visitors in the lobby.
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Works by Misaki Kawai on display in Take Ninagawa's room.
Works by Misaki Kawai on display in Take Ninagawa's room.
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Looking into Mizuma Art Gallery's bathroom, and its occupant looking back.
Looking into Mizuma Art Gallery's bathroom, and its occupant looking back.
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A member of artist group Chim↑Pom curls her hair at Mujin-to Production.
A member of artist group Chim↑Pom curls her hair at Mujin-to Production.
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Kodama Gallery was one of the few to really alter the shape of their room.
Kodama Gallery was one of the few to really alter the shape of their room.
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Ota Fine Arts is showing three video works by Takao Minami.
Ota Fine Arts is showing three video works by Takao Minami.
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Lit in red, Gallery Sora's room featured a music installation by Mario Garcia Torres.
Lit in red, Gallery Sora's room featured a music installation by Mario Garcia Torres.
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Artist Yoichi Umetsu and drag queen art partygoer Vivienne pose in Arataniurano's room.
Artist Yoichi Umetsu and drag queen art partygoer Vivienne pose in Arataniurano's room.
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Aoyama Meguro displayed its work in a haphazard but visually striking manner that seemed to subsume individual works in favour of an overall installation-like feel.
Aoyama Meguro displayed its work in a haphazard but visually striking manner that seemed to subsume individual works in favour of an overall installation-like feel.
Photo: AR

With so much of the Tokyo art world having converged in one place, the reception party was absolutely packed.
With so much of the Tokyo art world having converged in one place, the reception party was absolutely packed.
Photo: AR

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Ashley Rawlings

Ashley Rawlings

Ashley Rawlings was the editor of TABlog from 2006 to 2008. More information about his work can be found at www.ashleyrawlings.com.

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