Talk events and exhibition schedule of "Tokyo Art & Antiques"
April 25 to 27, 2019
"Tokyo Art & Anqiques" will approach its 10th anniversary
The Organizing Committee of Tokyo Art & Antiques is pleased to announce that “2019 Tokyo Art & Antiques – Nihonbashi / Kyobashi Art Festival” will be held for three days –Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, April 27, in and around Tokyo’s Nihonbashi and Kyobashi district. The event will involve 96 art dealers, introducing a wide range of art from antique to contemporary. The year 2019 will approach its 10th anniversary.
The programs for this year will include gallery talks, charity auction, tea ceremony event and workshops will be held to coincide with “Tokyo Art & Antiques” festival. Visitors will be able to enjoy participating events, get to know more about this district and the long-established galleries as well as the special exhibitions held by 56 galleries to entertain visitors.
We will also be preparing an information base on th 27th(sat) at the ART & CRAFT MARKET @TOKYO SQUARE GARDEN and 24th(wed) to 28th(sun) at Nihonbashi Galeria Community Space along with some workshops and sale of small craft works.
The “Tokyo Art & Antiques” first started as “Nihonbashi / Kyobashi Art & Antique Festival” in 1998, held once or twice every year. This will be the 9th year since the event was renamed to “Tokyo Art & Antiques” in 2010.
The district of Nihonbashi / Kyobashi, in Tokyo's Chuo Ward, has been famous since the post-war era for its dealers in classical art, craft, Nihonga, modern painting, sculpture, prints and so on. Now, the district boasts around 150 such unique specialist galleries, making it second only to Ginza as Tokyo's preeminent arts zone.
The objective of "Tokyo Art & Antiques" festival is to provide an opportunity for many people, regardless of their age, knowledge or origin, to experience Japanese art and antiques firsthand and thereby become acquainted with the joys of collecting in such an area.
Exhibitions and event list: http://www.tokyoartantiques.com/en/event-list/
Event name: Tokyo Art & Antiques—The Nihonbashi/Kyobashi Art Festival
Dates: Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, April 27, 2019 (Open during the gallery hours)
Location: The area centered on Nihonbashi / Kyobashi district in the Chuo Ward of Tokyo
Number of galleries: 96 galleries
Organizer/Operation: The Organizing Committee of Tokyo & Antiques
Official website: https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/
The “Tokyo Art & Antiques” is a certified project of “beyond 2020” project.
Download pamphlet: https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/en/downloads/
Videos of interviews with the gallery: https://www.tokyoartantiques.com/interviews/
The “ART & CRAFT MARKET @TOKYO SQUARE GARDEN” (3-1-1 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku) is held every month. On April 27th(sat), “Tokyo Art & Antiques” will prepare an information booth at this event to guide the way to galleries and hand out pamphlets and maps. There will also be sales of small craft works by artists.
Time: 11am to 5pm (Rain or shine, but the schedule is subject to change in the event of inclement weather.)
TOKYO SQUARE GARDEN http://tokyo-sg.com/
Aozora koten tezukuri ichi https://www.aozorakoten.com
The “Nihonbashi Galeria Community Space” (2-5-1 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku) will be the base information center of “Tokyo Art & Antiques” from 24th(wed) to 28th(sun). “Tokyo Art & Antiques” will collaborate with “Hale marche”, a sister brand of “ART & CRAFT MARKET”, to sell craft art works and carry out a workshop by a Japanese style painter and receive semi-order accessories. The objective of this space is to prepare a chance for young people to take in the beauty of hand craft objects in the daily life and know more about “art”.
Hale marche https://www.aozorakoten.com/hale/
An event for beginners to enjoy bidding art works. The part of the profits will be donated to charity organizations.
“Tokyo Art & Antiques” will be giving out special 10th anniversary present, for the who have made bids. (The present is scheduled to be an original “furoshiki” -- a traditional large cloth to wrap items, to 10-20 bidders.
Venue: At participating galleries (Announcement will be made in the middle of February)
Bidding starts: Thursday, April 25, 2019 *Some galleries may start before April 25
End of bidding: Saturday, April 27, 2019 *Some galleries may extend to April 28
Art works for the auction will be posted on the official website from Monday, March 25, 2019
<How to bid>
Gallery Talk by Shoichiro Watanabe
April 26 fri. and 27 sat.
Venue: Maruzen, Nihonbashi, 3rd Floor Gallery
Both days starts at 2pm.
Shoichiro Watanabe (President of Watanabe wood cut print) will talk about the wood block print artist Kawase Hasui.
Gallery Talk by Tadashi Kawashima “The Horse Motif in the Artworks”
Gallery Talk: 4/26 and 4/27
Venue: MAYUYAMA & CO.,LTD
Both days start at 3pm.
Workshop "Sewing up a silk cloth, Fukusa"
April 25 thu - April 27 sat
Venue: Kishu edo-shifuku
A workshop class to have the experience of making a small silk cloth called "Ko Fukusa", which is used in practice of tea ceremony.
Notice: Reservation for class is required.
Fee: 1,000yen + price of cloth (from 5,000yen)
Toru Ichikawa solo Exhibition
April 16 tue - April 27 sat
Venue: SILVER SHELL
Toru Ichikawa continues to develop ceramics works with its own style. Presenting a strong expression of assertion such as red and black, gold silver, kiln change etc. to the edged form. He continues to disseminate themes with a highly self-assertive style.
April 15 mon - April 27 sat 11:00 - 18:00 Open every day during the exhibition
Venue: GALERIE YUHEI SAKAMOTO
Ryota Yuki Solo Exhibition
April 22 mon - April 28 sun
Venue: Sakai Kyouseido
This young artist has been presenting his works at In-ten. Please enjoy the artist's unique works, which he has been pursuing.
road to POP
April 6 sat - April 27 sat
Venue: Sansiao Gallery
Sansiao Gallery had expertly introduced POP art since its inception at the time of founding. We are pleased to announce an exhibition “road to POP” that you can cover many keywords long walk to POP.
[Artist: ANDY WARHOL, GEORGE BRAQUE, PABLO PICASSO, SALVADOR DALI, JASPER JOHNS, ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG, JONATHAN SELIGER, SYLVIE FLEURY]
Hyakusui Hirafuku Exhibition
April 22 mon - April 27 sat
Venue: Gallery Gunji Co.,Ltd
We will exhibit small works of Japanese style paintings, hanging scroll paintings of Hyakusui Hirafuku, an artist from Akita prefecture and a talented rival of Yokoyama Taikan.
From the Heian period to Modern Times
April 14 sun - April 27 sat
Venue: Matsumoto Shoeido Tokyo OfficeA selection of fine Japanese paintings of each era.
Kobata Kimiyo Japanese Style Painting, with a Tea Ceremony Taste "Wakakusa monogatari hen"
April 22 mon - April 30 tue
Venue: Shibata Etsuko Gallery
This is an exhibition to enjoy a heartwarming painting and a tea ceremony with daily use utensils.
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