THE CITY OF TOKYO is playing host to hundreds of talented artists from all around the world when it stages the first Tokyo International Art Fairby Global Art Agency from 22nd to 23rd May 2015.
More than 150 artists from over 30 countries will be filling the prime located Quest Hall – Harajuku with an incredible display of art, with more pieces than ever before gathered under one roof for visitors to admire and to buy in the city’s largest Artist showcase of modern and contemporary art.
Following the agency’s successful events in Oxford, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Vienna, and Barcelona it’s now the turn for Tokyo to host the magnificent art fair. Organisers Joelle Dinnage and her business partner Natal Vallvé from the Global Art Agency are making the fantastic (free) two-day art extravaganza a versatile art happening for the locals of Tokyo. A huge variety of artworks, offering every visitor something to suit their style, all in an affordable price-range to buy and to take home on the day. On show will be paintings, sculptures, photography art, illustrations, printmaking, and bespoke crafts, with a live painting and music show at the event.
TOKYO International Art Fair is the first commercial fair of Japan to establish an international network for Collectors to connect and engage with the Artists directly – commission free. With talented exhibitors coming from all over Europe, Russia, US, Australia, and also a selection of local artists.
“The idea for the Tokyo Art Fair started about 3,5 years ago at the Amsterdam Art Fair that Global Art Agency organised. Art collectors from Tokyo visited the Amsterdam event and they bought a range of artworks to sell back in Japan… Without having to say anything to my business partner Natal – we thought the same. And so the research started back then. We quickly found out that there is no such thing in Tokyo for artists to sell directly – commission free, and at the same time found out that the public are very keen on the prospects of having a commercial fair in their city to buy original artworks by international artists that are of an affordable price range. As this will be the first ever artist art fair in Tokyo, we have big expectations and high hopes for yet another successful event for our agency, and ultimately have the Tokyo art fair also annually.” says Joelle Dinnage.
The fair starts in style on the Friday night, 22nd May 2015, with a special private view and champagne reception with tickets costing only 1500 YEN each for an exclusive sneak preview of the treasures that are to come over the weekend.
Entry is then completely free on the Saturday 22nd May from 11am-18pm, with the event culminating in the announcement of the best artists on show at the Tokyo International Art Fair Awards on Saturday afternoon. The Curators and Jury panel of local Art celebs will reveal which artist takes home the title of Best Tokyo International Art Fair Artist 2015 and with it, an exhibition at another forthcoming international art fair. Visitors will also be able to vote for their favourite artist by going to the fair’sFacebook page.
Tickets to the Tokyo International Art Fair 2015 are free and can be booked online by going to their website www.tokyoartfair.com The event takes place from Friday 22nd May Saturday 23rd May 2015 at Quest Hall – Harajuku, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 1-13-14.
The private viewing and champagne reception (1500 YEN) is from 6pm to 9pm on Friday 22nd May, with live painting and art show from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 23rd May (Free). The Global Art Awards and art show take place at 4pm on Saturday.
For more information about the event and to visit please visit www.tokyoartfair.com
Participating as an Exhibitor:
The Tokyo Art Fair are now in the middle of curating and selection process. They are inviting the outstanding artists to apply online www.tokyoartfair.com