The fair will have an expanded venue, taking up the whole area of the Tokyo International Forum Exhibition Hall.
For the 7th edition in this year, the fair will have an expanded venue, taking up the whole area of the Tokyo International Forum Exhibition Hall. As a result, the special section for young contemporary art galleries, “PROJECTS,” which was located in the Lobby Gallery until last year, will be set up within the Exhibition Hall, and several new programs will be conducted.
Artistic Practices ( launched in 2011 as an experimental exhibition for contemporary art, Artistic Practices will be expanded in 2012 to introduce an even wider range of creative works mainly focusing on art to present high-quality works of Japanese art and projects. Its theme will be “artistic practices exist in all times and all genres”), “ShuffleⅡ” (Curated by Yuji YAMASHITA (Professor, Meiji Gakuin University), “Shuffle” took place at the Shirokane Art Complex as a collaborative program of ART FAIR TOKYO 2011. This year, welcoming YAMASHITA as a Curatorial Advisor, “ShuffleⅡ” will be held at ART FAIR TOKYO 2012, and special exhibits will include high-quality works from all genres ranging from antiques to contemporary art.), Collaboration Booths with Other Creative Industries, Discover Asia, Project in Projects (this is a new section set up for exhibiting large-scale artworks and performances that cannot be shown within the confines of a regular booth. )
Collaboration with Other Creative Industries
Since the launch in 2011 of “CREATIVE TOKYO” as a Cool Japan promotion program operated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the ART FAIR TOKYO Committee has been taking an active role in supporting them in their aim to firmly establish Tokyo as a creative hub in Asia, and ART FAIR TOKYO 2012 will be participating in “CREATIVE TOKYO”’s “TOKYO SPRING”, a platform promoting creative events in Tokyo. As a part of these efforts, ART FAIR TOKYO will launch the “TOKYO PREMIUM PROJECT” (TPP) in collaboration with Japan Restaurant Week Committee and Japan Fashion Week Organization. TPP will aim to link the best that Tokyo has to offer in terms of “Art”, “Food”, and “Fashion”.