The TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR (TABF) launched in 2009 as Japan’s first book-fair dedicated to art publications. 2019 signals the 10th year of our Fair, and for this year’s event we will be relocating to the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo – newly reopened from renovations last spring. The Fair serves as a point of convergence for approximately 300 different local and international exhibitors of unique art books and ZINES – publishers, galleries, artists, and more – who use the fair as a platform to portray the allure of their publications.
Like in years past, this year’s Fair will be home to a number of special events and exhibitions. Unfolding in the museum’s special exhibition room on the second basement floor, the Fair’s various undertakings provide a multifaceted look into the richness of the world of publications. Among such events are the Guest Country exhibitions and talk program – first initiated in 2015 as a project delving into the publication culture within a certain region. This year’s Guest Country in particular will be focusing attention on the United States. Other events include the Japanese Artists’ Books: Then and Now exhibition featuring artists’ books and interviews by notable Japanese creators; exhibitions and special programs by the Shiseido Gallery, revisiting on their 100 years of history by way of their past exhibition catalogues; talk shows featuring special guests; book signings by artists, and more. Through such events, it is hope that our faircomers are able to witness firsthand the ever-evolving world of art books for themselves.
Preview: Friday, July 12, 2019 / 3:00 PM ~ 9:00 PM
Main Fair Period: Saturday, July 13 – Monday*, July 15, 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM each day.
*Monday is a national holiday in Japan.
Venue: MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO (Toyo 7-3-5, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan)
Admission: Free (※1,000 yen entrance fee for opening reception on 12th, free for children under 12)
*Certain talk events may require entrance fee
Venue: MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO, Special Exhibition Room B2F
Organized by: Tokyo Art Book Fair Foundation, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO
Exhibitor Booth Area:
Venue: MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO, Entrance Hall and other areas
Organized by: Tokyo Art Book Fair Foundation,
Special assistance provided by: Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO