The 13th TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR (hereinafter referred to as “TABF”) will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo for four days from November 23 (Thu, holiday) to November 26 (Sun). This year, about 300 publishers, galleries, and artists from Japan and abroad will gather at the TABF to sell and introduce their printed matter.
This year’s “Guest Country,” the TABF’s seventh annual program to introduce publishing culture focusing on a single country or region, will feature five Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland). In addition, two exhibitions organized by the TABF will feature the Kiyosato Museum of Contemporary Art, which was founded by four brothers who collected contemporary art works, mainly by Joseph Beuys, Arnolf Reiner, and Fluxus; and a selection of archival work by the self-taught artist Thomas Kong, who spent his late years creating numerous collage and assemblage artworks, filling his own convenience store with them. Other highlights include the presentation of Shiseido’s corporate culture magazine Hanatsubaki; the free magazine NOT FAR produced by TOKYO DESIGN STUDIO New Balance; and Trees: Five Perspectives, a booklet produced by the brand BAUM specially for the TABF.
Programs offered this year include talk shows with guest speakers, workshops for children, book signings by authors, and live performances. This year again, the TABF will provide an experience to encounter today’s ever-evolving art book culture.
Event Name: TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2023
Dates: 12:00-20:00, November 23 (Thurs/National Holiday) 2023
11:00-19:00, November 24 (Fri) – 26 (Sun), 2023
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Address: 4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0022
Official website: https://tokyoartbookfair.com/
Admission: General 1,000 yen (tax-included)
*Additional admission fees are required for some events.
Ticket sales: https://artsticker.page.link/TABF2023
＜Exhibition Area＞ Organized by the Tokyo Art Book Fair, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
＜Exhibitor Booth Area＞ Organized by the Tokyo Art Book Fair with Special cooperation by the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
Sponsored by BEAMS CULTUART, Shiseido Company, Limited, BAUM, New Balance Japan, Inc., inuuniq Co., Ltd., Shiba Park Hotel
With the Cooperation of Artek, NORDISK, NORDISK CAMP SUPPLY STORE, The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, Embassy of Sweden, L PACK., tokyobike
Support from Norwegian Embassy, Embassy of Finland, Royal Danish Embassy, Embassy of Iceland
Grants Provided By Swedish Arts Council