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March 8th Fri – 10th Sun, 2024

Tokyo International Forum Hall E & Lobby Gallery

As the largest art fair in Japan and the oldest in Asia, ART FAIR TOKYO continues to bring together leading art galleries from across Japan and the rest of the world since its founding in 2005. The fair is a leading force in the Japanese art market, which targets established and new generations of global and local dealers and collectors to take note of the wide range of art.

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Tomio Koyama :An Overview of the Art Scene in Europe, the United States, Asia, and Japan

Tomio Koyama is someone at the frontline of the Japanese art scene and whose involvement with the art market goes back many years. His career has coincided with the growth not only of the market in Japan but the global market as a whole. We spoke to him about his take on the major shifts he has witnessed in his time, especially the development of art fairs and the expansion of the market in Asia.

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Maho Kubota: Galleries and Artists, Strategically Looking to the Future

“I simply choose the work I want to represent or the artists I like,” says MAHO KUBOTA GALLERY owner Maho Kubota. “This intuitive sense of liking the work or artist is important, though there has to be something else too. There’s the originality of the artist’s work and its sustainability. And then there’s the strength of the resulting work.” Kubota spoke with Art Fair Tokyo about her relationship with artists and her gallery’s aims.


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Japanese Museums at the Forefront

These three Japanese institutions are leading the landscape in Japan and they are capable of showcasing first class exhibitions by Japanese, Asian and international artists. What are the challenges of such a kind of work? What are the benefits? Should institutions be only international?

Mami Kataoka (Mori Art Museum)
Yuko Hasegawa (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa)
Mika Kuraya (Yokohama Museum of Art)

Junya Yamamine

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Artists and Communities

Artists are not just solitary figures creating incredible things alone in the studio. They also work with other people and communities, generating a sense of participation and belonging—feelings that are needed now more than ever. Four artists deeply engaged with such practices share their insights on this pressing issue.

Augustas Serapinas (Lithuania)
Ana Prvacki (Serbia/Romania)
Marinella Senatore (Italy)
田中功起|Koki Tanaka (Japan)

Samuel Leuenberger (SALTS, Basel)

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Gallery on the Move: Emmanuel Perrotin in Tokyo

Why did Emmanuel Perrotin decide to open a branch of his gallery in Tokyo? Besides the obvious reason—to represent Japanese artists—what key things persuaded him that it was the right move to make? What were the strategic plans behind this decision in both the short and long run?

The French gallerist shares insights about the adventure of bringing his gallery to Japan. In this intimate conversation, he gives us the lowdown on the pros and cons of being a global player in the field of contemporary art today. We also ask him about his long-standing commitment to the Japanese contemporary art scene and his interactions with its artists.


Emmanuel Perrotin (Panelist)
Nicola Trezzi (Moderator)



Tokyo International Forum
Hall E and Lobby Gallery

3-Chome-5-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo 100-0005 Japan

1-minutes walk from JR/Subway Yurakucho Station, 5-minutes walk from JR Tokyo Station (Keiyo Line)

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