Tokyo Gendai shared the list of 79 participating galleries, the Fair takes place at Pacifico Yokohama from 7-9 July 2023.
Tokyo Gendai shared the list of 79 participating galleries, the Fair takes place at Pacifico Yokohama from 7-9 July 2023.Comprising galleries from Japan, the wider Asia Pacific region and across the globe, Tokyo Gendai is a major new platform for commercial, artistic and intellectual exchange, and a nexus of cross-cultural discovery. As one of the world’s most exciting destinations, Japan is home to a dynamic contemporary art scene and a rich tapestry of cultural offerings, providing a strong draw for international exhibitors and visitors.
Tokyo Gendai presents a world class showcase of international contemporary art, from established names to cutting-edge emerging talent presented by galleries from across the world. The main Galleries Sector showcases the work of galleries from Japan and internationally including Blum & Poe (Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo), presenting celebrated artists Yoshitomo Nara, recognised for his stylised portraits of children and Tomoo Gokita, whose painterly recreations of found imagery accent light and shadow. Sadie Coles HQ (London) presents multidisciplinary British artist Sarah Lucas, whose bold and candid telling of contemporary living through sculpture has been a point of interest since the 1990s, and Kati Heck whose figurative painting branches into literary, folklore and contemporary narratives. Meanwhile, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE (Tokyo) presents a thematic showcase exploring light and materiality, including Biomatrix, an installation of eruptive cell bubbles, by Kohei Nawa. Taka Ishii Gallery (Tokyo, Hong Kong) highlights the works of Adam Pendleton, Oscar Murillo, Jadé Fadojutimi and Nobuya Hoki. Almine Rech (Paris, Brussels, London, New York, Shanghai) presents Tom Wesselmann, a key figure of the pop art movement, and Thu Van Tran, an interdisciplinary artist examining the role of memory, history and the collective imagination.
Three other dedicated sectors include Hana (meaning ‘flower’), which features presentations of one or two artists at an early or mid-stage in their careers and will include the participation of MISAKO & ROSEN (Tokyo) presenting Naotaka Hiro and J. Parker Valentine, both taking on complex investigations into the body, and The Drawing Room (Manila) presenting Dominic Mangila’s vibrant, striking painterly explorations of the aftermath of a natural disaster. Gallery COMMON (Tokyo) showcases the works of Shohei Takasaki and Alex Anderson, constructing questions and interpretations on the theme of identity, and Carl Kostyál (London, Stockholm, Milan) exhibits works by Marria Pratts, who documents quotidian life in her home city through painted figures and motifs.
Eda (meaning ‘branch’) is dedicated to solo or two artist presentations by established or historically significant figures in Asia, or to a thematic exhibition. This includes Gajah Gallery (Singapore, Jakarta, Yogyakarta) who spotlight the work of Indonesian artists I Gusti Ayu Kadek Murniasih and Yunizar; Wada Fine Arts Y++ (Tokyo) hosts an immersive presentation recreating the studio of the late painter Tetsuya Ishida; and The Columns Gallery (Singapore, Seoul) gathering the work of four women artists spanning genres and disciplines: Eisa Jocson, Han YaJuan, Jeong Myoungjo and Ai Kijima.
Tane (meaning ‘seed’) focuses on digital media including NFTs, animation, film, AR, VR and gaming; it includes NowHere (New York) who present exonemo’s Metaverse Petshop, an installation of kennels populated with virtual pets for sale, and The Hole (New York, Los Angeles) who will showcase a group presentation highlighting some of the artists at the forefront of new digital media including Jonathan Chapline and Ry David Bradley.
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