Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair 2009

Tokyo’s third main art fair and its second contemporary art fair was held at Tokyo Bijutsu Club. The fair focussed on young artists and affordable art pieces.

poster for

"Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair"

at Tokyo Art Club
in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
This event has ended - (2009-11-21 - 2009-11-23)

In Photo Reports by William Andrews 2009-11-29

Live painting at the entrance to one of the floors

Seen also at 'Emerging Directors Art Fair: Ultra 002', Akira Yoshida's rocking horse, Yukari Art Contemporary

Mutsumi Sue of Osaka's fabre8710 gallery stands in front of her work

Shinseido had by far the most impressive booth in terms of its physical set-up, with Akio Ohmori's 'Circus in the Dream'

Akio Sumiyoshi's work, Tezukayama Gallery (Osaka)

Hiroyuki Toi, Tezukayama Gallery

LOOTone's beguiling sad clowns and characters, Galleria Grafica Tokio booth

Extraordinary wooden sculptures by Takeshi Haguri from Nagoya's Gallery APA

Haguri's work uses a lot of old Edo era motifs, such as traditional tattoosA familiar sight at the Mori Yu Gallery booth: Paramodel also made this design (top) into a TAB t-shirt

The photo does not do it justice: Ginjiro Mawatari's remarkable masks at the galeria de muerte booth

William Andrews

William Andrews. William Andrews came to Japan in 2004. He first lived in Osaka, where he was a translator for Kansai Art Beat. Arriving in Tokyo in 2008, he now works as an writer, editor and translator. He writes a blog about Japanese radicalism and counterculture ( and one about Tokyo contemporary theatre ( He is the author of Dissenting Japan: A History of Japanese Radicalism and Counterculture, from 1945 to Fukushima. » See other writings


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