Tokyo Gendai Art Fair Reveals Programming For Second Edition in July


With the second edition of Tokyo Gendai set to kick off in just over a month, Japan’s newest art fair has announced its programming, including a series of talks, curated exhibitions, commissions, and satellite events.


The fair is set to run July 5 to July 7, with a VIP preview day on July 4, at the Pacifico Yokohama. The fair has 72 galleries participating; blue-chip galleries will include Almine Rech, BLUM, Perrotin, Sadie Coles HQ, and—for the first time—Pace Gallery. Just over 50 percent of the exhibitor list is composed of galleries with a space in the country.


The fair is operated by Art Assembly, which is also behind Art SG in Singapore and Taipei Dangdai.


This year’s edition will include the exhibition “ALL THINGS ARE DELICATELY INTERCONNECTED,” featuring four women artists of different identities reflecting on the relationship between civilizations and the natural world. The exhibition, which the fair did a similar version of last year, is presented by the art collective Spectrum and co-curated by Spectrum co-founder Marina Amada and Soonjung Yi, a curator at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea. The artists in the exhibition are Mika Tajima, Miya Ando, Jenny Holzer—who currently has an installation at the Guggenheim Museum in New York—and Sareena Sattapon.


There will also be the Sato “Meadow,” which features four large-scale insallations around the fair, including two specially created for the fair. The commisions include The Cowboys on the Grass, a performance work by Yuichiro E. Tamura in which three bandana-wearing cowboys sit on a huge green bandana-patterend carpet (based on Eduouard Manet’s The Luncheon on the Grass), and LINES by Kengo Kito.


An expansive Art Talks will feature discussions on major topics in the art world with Pace CEO Marc Glimcher, Calder Foundation president Alexander S.C. Rower, Mori Museum director Mami Kataoka, Taguchi Art Collection co-founder Miwa Taguchi, Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art director Eriko Kimura, among others participating.


The fair has also arranged numerous satellite events, including an opening party at the Yokohama Museum of Art on July 4 and numerous museum exhibition openings. The Mori, considered one of Japan’s leading art museums, will open “Theaster Gates: Afro-Mingei,” the artist’s first solo exhibition, featuring ceramics, architecture, and music.


Below is the full exhibitor list:
A Lighthouse called Kanata (Tokyo)
Almine Rech (Paris, Brussels, London, New York, Shanghai, Monaco)
Art Front Gallery (Tokyo)
BLUM (Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo)
Ceysson & Bénétière (Saint-Étienne, Paris, Lyon, Luxembourg, Geneva, New York, Panéry, Tokyo)
Chalk Horse (Sydney)
Each Modern (Taipei)
Galerie EIGEN + ART (Leipzig, Berlin)
Galerie frank elbaz (Paris)
Gallery EXIT (Hong Kong)
gallery rosenfeld (London)
GALLERY SIDE 2 (Tokyo)
imura art gallery (Kyoto)
Kaikai Kiki Gallery (Tokyo)
Kamakura Gallery (Kamakura)
KOSAKU KANECHIKA (Tokyo)
KOTARO NUKAGA (Tokyo)
Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery (Hong Kong)
MAHO KUBOTA GALLERY (Tokyo)
MAKI Gallery (Tokyo)
MISA SHIN GALLERY (Tokyo)
Mizuma Art Gallery (Tokyo, Singapore)
NANZUKA (Tokyo)
nca | nichido contemporary art (Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Paris)
Over the Influence (Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Bangkok)
Pace Gallery (New York, London, Seoul, Geneva, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Tokyo)
Perrotin (Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Shanghai, Los Angeles)
Polígrafa Obra Gràfica (Barcelona)
Sadie Coles HQ (London)
SCAI THE BATHHOUSE (Tokyo)
ShugoArts (Tokyo)
SPURS Gallery (Beijing)
Sundaram Tagore Gallery (New York)
Taka Ishii Gallery (Tokyo, Kyoto, Maebashi)
Takuro Someya Contemporary Art (Tokyo)
Tang Contemporary Art (Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul, Bangkok)
TARO NASU (Tokyo)
Wada Fine Arts Y++ (Tokyo)


Hana ‘Flower’


Alison Jacques (London)
ANOMALY (Tokyo)
BLANKgallery (Shanghai, Tokyo)
Gallery 38 (Tokyo)
Gallery Nosco (Brussels)
GALLERY TARGET (Tokyo)
HARUKAITO by ISLAND (Tokyo, Atami)
Hillside Gallery (Tokyo)
MISAKO&ROSEN (Tokyo)
MOU PROJECTS (Hong Kong)
MtK Contemporary Art (Kyoto)
Nan Ke (Shanghai)
PARCEL (Tokyo)
Phillida Reid (London)
Retro Africa (Abuja)
rin art association (Takasaki)
SAC Gallery (Bangkok)
Sapar Contemporary Gallery + Incubator (New York)
The Drawing Room (Makati City)
The Green Gallery (Milwaukee)
The Pill (Istanbul, Paris)
Tomio Koyama Gallery (Tokyo)
Unit 17 (Vancouver)
VIN VIN Vienna / Naples (Vienna, Naples)
Yutaka Kikutake Gallery (Tokyo)


Eda ‘Branch’


Althuis Hofland Fine Arts (Amsterdam)
Hunsand Space (Beijing, Shijiazhuang, Hangzhou)
LEE&BAE (Busan)
Keteleer Gallery (Antwerp)
PYO Gallery (Seoul)
The Columns Gallery (Seongnamsi)
The Page Gallery (Seoul) VETA by Fer Francés (Madrid)
193 Gallery (Paris)

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