August 24, 2010

New Art Fair Tokyo Committee and 2011 edition dates

New Organizational Structure of the Art Fair Tokyo Committee

Since the appointment of Takahiro Kaneshima as Executive Director of ART FAIR TOKYO on June 1, 2010, the ART FAIR TOKYO Committee has been going through a process of restructuring with renewed focus being given to Tokyo’s role as a city within Asia.

The PROJECTS Artistic Committee, which consists of four collectors and arts professionals from Japan and other countries in East Asia, was established in order to strengthen the fair’s foundation in its region. The creation of this committee represents the first attempt to make a fair in Asia that really represents Asia as a whole. The expectation is that it will enhance the fair’s appeal to the global market significantly.

Meanwhile, at the conclusion of ART FAIR TOKYO 2010, Atsuko Koyanagi (GALLERY KOYANAGI) and Shugo Satani (ShugoArts) stepped down as members of the fair’s Art Committee, in which they had served tirelessly since the fair’s first 2005 edition. Their positions as gallerists in the committee have been filled by Tomoko Aratani and Mutsumi Urano (both from ARATANIURANO).  

Misa Shin, the  former Executive Director, now serves as an Advisor to ART FAIR TOKYO, while Masami Shiraishi (SCAI THE BATHHOUSE), the former Advisor becomes Honorary Advisor.  

The ART FAIR TOKYO Committee is the organization that hosts ART FAIR TOKYO. It consists of two sections: The “Art Committee” guides the fair and maintains its quality, while the  “Executive Office” conducts practical works led by the Executive Director.

You can read a short biography of the new Executive director here.

Dates:  Friday, April 1 - Sunday, April 3, 2011  *Preview: Thursday, March 31, 2011
Venue:  Tokyo International Forum  Exhibition Hall & Lobby Gallery

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