March 5, 2008 - Art Fair Tokyo - Tokyo International Forum
March 5, 2008

Tokyo International Forum

April 4 – April 6, 2008
(Preview April 3)

ART FAIR TOKYO announces its highly anticipated third year of the fair to be held from Friday, April 4 to Sunday, April 6, 2008, including a selective preview on Thursday, April 3 and its return to the exclusive venue at the Tokyo International Forum. Building on the success of last years fair, ART FAIR TOKYO 2008 has garnered an international reputation as one of the most comprehensive fairs in Asia.

For 2008, the selection process provided 108 galleries with the opportunity to present their artists, including 7 overseas galleries from 6 cities (Seoul, New Delhi, New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Madrid). Of these, 20 — including some of the overseas galleries — are making their ART FAIR TOKYO debut. Together, participants will be exhibiting approximately 2,500 works by nearly 600 artists.

ART FAIR TOKYO 2008 reaches out to the world from the international metropolis of Tokyo, presenting exquisite works of art without restriction on period or genre. ART FAIR TOKYO stands out among the many art fairs in Asia for the variety of genres it covers, ranging from antique and traditional forms of art to nihonga, modern painting, and contemporary art. The Fair is also well respected for its uniformly high standard
of exhibits.

ART FAIR TOKYO 2008 also offers a variety of Related Programs. Starting with the “Lounge Talk” pre-event, which again serves as the introduction to ART FAIR TOKYO, events are planned for the enjoyment of everyone from veteran to beginner collectors. There are Venue Guided Tours, “Dialogues in Art” events where well-known guests will discuss up-to-the-moment topics, the “Internet Art Fair by ART FAIR TOKYO 2008″—which enables purchases to be made online—and local events in the Marunouchi area, such as “Kids Art Street”, etc. The whole program is designed to help visitors feel at home with art, and to help them experience the excitement of the art world first hand.

ART FAIR TOKYO 2008 caters not only to the needs of art world habitués such as gallerists, artists, curators, art critics and journalists. It provides opportunities for stimulating exchanges and dialogue between people of all generations and areas of interest.

Dates and hours:
First choice (special preview: Thursday, April 3, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Opening preview: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Opening: Friday, April 4, 11:00am-9:00pm
Saturday, April 5, 11:00am-8:00pm
Sunday, April 6, 10:30am-5:00pm

Tokyo International Forum (3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

Press inquiries:
Mariko Takano
Tel: +81(3) 5771-4520 Fax: +81(3) 3401-8038
ART FAIR TOKYO Committee Executive Office
1-9-11 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku Tokyo, 106-0031 JAPAN

For more information on ART FAIR TOKYO 2008 please visit our website.

- Announcement of schedule of applications for exhibitors at ART FAIR TOKYO 2009 (April 3-5, 2009)

The ART FAIR TOKYO is pleased to announce the schedule of applications for exhibitors at ART FAIR TOKYO 2009. Applications can be made through the ART FAIR TOKYO website by June 30, 2008.


For questions about your application please contact:

Tokyo International Forum
3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

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