at Akiba Square
in the Chiyoda area
This event has ended - (2009-04-02 - 2009-04-05)
Business transactions seemed to be far from gallerists’ minds. Rather, they were keen to introduce their work to whoever was passing. Though perhaps not as successful as last year’s interconnecting booth layout, the venue was still organized in an effective and fun way. Variety gave the different sections character and prevented you from getting lost. Some booths were huddled together like a mosh pit, meaning you couldn’t but help moving amongst the art works themselves.
An opening night wouldn’t be an opening night without some strange, unexplained performances. 101Tokyo’s choice was eclectic but eschewed pretentiousness for sheer spontaneous inanity.
The Fair features a series called “101 Discoveries”, individual exhibits by up-and-coming artists, which did much to break up the monotony of booths you often experience at an art fair.
The Fair has also organized an accessible series of talk events on a range of themes, running throughout the April 4 and 5 weekend.