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Tokyo Gendai Announces Galleries And Themed Sectors For Its 2nd Edition

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Tokyo Gendai Announces Galleries And Themed Sectors For Its 2nd Edition

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Tokyo Gendai will take place in July this year

Tokyo Gendai returns to PACIFICO Yokohama from 5 to 7 July 2024, highlighting a selection of the best galleries from Japan, the wider Asia Pacific region and across the globe. Tokyo Gendai

Following its successful launch last year, the fair has established itself as an important new addition to the international art calendar, inviting the global art world to explore Japan’s dynamic and rich contemporary art scene.


Leading international gallery Pace (New York, London, Seoul, Geneva, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Tokyo), is participating in Tokyo Gendai with a solo presentation devoted to Robert Longo. It will also be opening a gallery in the Japanese capital this year. Meanwhile, exhibiting French gallery Ceysson & Bénétière (Saint-Étienne, Paris, Lyon, Luxembourg, Geneva, New York, Panéry, Tokyo) will open its first Asian location and 8th gallery space in Tokyo this Autumn.Tokyo Gendai

Fair highlights include Tang Contemporary’s (Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul, Bangkok) presentation of bronze sculptures by renowned Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei. The artist is renowned for his conceptual artworks that challenge authority and explore the links between the contemporary world and traditional Chinese culture.

Hana ‘Flower’

On top of that, 20 galleries will showcase either a solo or a dual presentation of artists at an early or mid-stage in their career. Highlights include Alison Jacques’ (London) solo stand of new work created for Tokyo Gendai 2024 by British artist Sophie Barber, whose work explores symbols significant to Japan, while simultaneously referencing Western art historical chronologies. Tokyo Gendai

Eda ‘Branch’

Eda is a sector of the fair dedicated to solo or multiple artist presentations by established or historically significant figures in Asia. This year, the sector will feature nine galleries including PYO Gallery (Seoul) who will present works by Kim Tschang-yeul, the late South Korean artist known for his abstract paintings of water droplets that depict longing for his homeland.


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