Art Week Tokyo’s Most Ambitious Edition Yet Opens On 2 November 2023
Witness the iconic art of many great artists at Art Week Tokyo 2023
Art Week Tokyo celebrated the opening of its 2023 edition at The Okura Tokyo with a kick-off event officiated by Atsuko Ninagawa, Cofounder and Director, Art Week Tokyo; Vincenzo de Bellis, Director, Fairs and Exhibition Platforms, Art Basel; Shunichi Tokura.
Who Was There?
Also in attendance were Commissioner for Cultural Affairs, Agency for Cultural Affairs; and Kenjiro Hosaka, Director, Shiga, Atsuko Ninagawa of Art Week Tokyo, Shunichi Tokura of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, AWT Focus curator Kenjiro Hosaka, Vincenzo de Bellis of Art Basel,
Moreover, Art patron and AWT cofounder Kazunari Shirai celebrate the opening of Art Week Tokyo’s 2023 edition at a welcome ceremony at The Okura Tokyo was also in attendance on 30 October 2023 at Museum of Art, Otsu, and the inaugural curator of AWT Focus.
Teamwork Makes The Dream Work
Organised in collaboration with Art Basel, the citywide event connects 50 of Tokyo’s leading museums, galleries, and art spaces through four days of coordinated programming and free bus service from 2 to 5 November 2023.
Gallery exhibitions are headlined by shows of emerging female artists working with expanded painting practices, such as media artist Saori Miyake, whose immersive installation at Waiting room reflects on AI-generated images and our contemplation of landscapes in a post pandemic world.
Hear From The Artists
Additionally, there were also mini-surveys of influential older artists, such as Kayokoyuki’s exhibition of legendary painter Nobuya Hitsuda, a former teacher to art icons like Yoshitomo Nara and Kyoko Murase.
Alongside Japanese artists, a strong lineup of exhibitions by major international talents includes Belgian Conceptual art pioneer Marcel Broodthaers at Taro Nasu, German photographer Candida Hofer at Kotaro Nukaga, and Bosco Sodi at SCAI The Bathhouse.
A Special Guest
What’s more, the most ambitious edition of AWT yet, this year sees the launch of a new curated sales platform, AWT Focus, inviting a guest curator to reconsider existing narratives of modern and contemporary art through works drawn from AWT’s participating galleries.
More information can be found on the Official Art Week Tokyo Website.