Dates: September 19th (Sat) through 21st (Mon, Holiday), 2015
Venue: Kyoto University of Art and Design, Tohoku University of Art and Design GAIEN CAMPUS
1-7-15 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
THE TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2015, the fair’s 7th annual edition, will gather over 300 bookmakers from around the world. New content for this year, includes “Guest Country”, “International Section” and at the invitation of TABF, the attendance of Irma Boom, one of the world’s most admired contemporary book designers.
With strong international attendance, 12 exhibitors from this year’s “Guest Country” of Switzerland and a collaborative event in cooperation with art book fairs in New York and Amsterdam held over the same weekend as TABF, this year’s fair is one of TABF’s most international gatherings thus far.Other notable events include the exhibitions, “The Most Beautiful Swiss Books” and “Irma Boom Books”, talk programs, book signings and visitor participatory events.
For three days, you are as ever welcomed to take advantage of the opportunity to experience art publishing as it is in the here and now, what it has been, will be and might be from here on out.
THE TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR started in 2009; the first book fair in Japan to specialize in art publications.
Held annually, it gathers independent publishers, gallery presses, bookshops as well as individual artists and groups. The fair has seen constant growth in its scale and content over the years, and the three-day event now gathers more than 300 participants from Japan and abroad and attracts more than 10,000 visitors every year.
At the fair, visitors can communicate with and buy publications directly from hundreds of publishers and artists who create unique and innovative art publications; they can also enjoy various events including special exhibitions, talks/panel discussions and film screenings. As the biggest of its kind in Asia, THE TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR aims to champion and lead art publishing culture in the region, and create the ideal opportunity for visitors to experience the ever evolving, vibrant arena of arts publishing.
It is an event where participants (organizations, companies, individuals and groups) who work in the field of art set up a booth to present their own publications; where they can communicate and trade with the visitors directly. The participants vary from individual artists and designers to art publishers, galleries and bookshops. It is a rare and ideal opportunity for visitors to find thousands of rich and varied artistic expressions in book form, which are often more affordable and larger in edition than other forms of art.