Tokyo Art Fair 2016

Success for second Tokyo International Art Fair 2016 - Omotesando Hills

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More than 8000 art aficionados were eager to enter through the doors of Omotesando Hills over the weekend (Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May 2016) as Tokyo city hosted the second Tokyo International Art Fair organised by the Global Art Agency (GAA Ltd).

The Space-O hall at the venue was arranged to perfection with over 150 artist and gallery stands from over 30 countries from around the world. The atmosphere was charged with positive vibes as visitors took in the wide range of original art available and took pieces they had purchased home.

Visitors were sipping away on Martini Champagne and Bombay Sapphire Cocktails sponsored by Bacardi Japan, whilst looking around to invest into a piece of original art.

Exhibitor Sabet from California sold one of his original paintings "Snow Monkey" for a substantial price of ¥1,300,000. He said; "Thank you to Global Art Agency for giving me a platform to sell here at the Tokyo International Art Fair - it has been amazing and I'll forever be grateful to the GAA team! Can't wait till next year!"

Tahe D from Tahiti said; "Thanks to this event I have sold my art and most importantly I am now sponsored by Air Tahiti and Tropical Vision. It has been amazing!" 

Ernesto Heen who was represented at the Digital Art Showcase: "Thank you for the great Tokyo International Art Fair. Promoting my work that was shown on the Digital Art Screens even if I couldn’t be there in person. I look forward to the next occasion and would like to congratulate all participating artists and the GAA Art Event Team for their great work." 

Frank van der Meijden from the Netherlands sold completely out after he met a collector coming all the way from Spain to the event. "I am over the moon, I had one of the biggest stands and I completely sold out. Big thanks to the organisation."

Frank wasn't the only one that sold out. Shane Bowden (Australia, living in San Diego) represented by the New York Gallery (Japan) sold also completely out and was one of the highlights of the show. 

Visitors also enjoyed the Me-Fie booth were they could create long-lasting TIAf 2016 memories in the form of selfies with special effects. 

The Contemporary Art of Excellence Book Volume II was in populair demand at the event, with over 150 books sold at the fair to collectors coming from as far as United States, Singapore and Hong Kong.  

The weekend culminated in the announcement on Saturday afternoon of the winner of the "Best Tokyo International Art Fair Artist" in show by both the panel of judges and members of the public.

First place went to August Vilella (Barcelona) who creates oil paintings by means of a surreal-intuitive method. Second place went to Sezon Art Gallery (Tokyo), and third price to Shingo420 (Tokyo). The Facebook competition winner voted by the public went to Babtiste Tavernier

Organisers of the fair; Satoshi Maruhashi, Joëlle Dinnage and Natal Vallvé from the Global Art Agency added their appreciation to the city’s reaction to the event and the enthusiasm they found from artists and visitors alike.

“TIAF 2016 was a great success not only for the big amount of visitors and sales, but also for the fine selection of exhibitors from all around the world. It was a window of what's going on in the Contemporary Art world nowadays due the best artists from different countries from around the world represented the style, the concept and new languages from each country showing the different personalities in the art world." Natal Vallvé said.

Joëlle Dinnage organiser added: "I am extremely happy with the sales this year, it has exceeded last year's event in Tokyo. The first prize winner of this year's Best TIAF Artist Award August Vilella is in the process of selling 3 artworks worth $45,000 in total. This is a substantial amount for an individual emerging artist, and shows how much new talent is out there that has huge potential. Seeing the exhibitors so fulfilled makes us very happy." 

“We’ll be back for more in 2017 and are already planning next year’s event,” Satoshi Maruhashi said.

For more information on next year’s Tokyo International Art Fair and other forthcoming events, please visit www.tokyoartfair.com or www.globalartagency.com Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GlobalArtAgency and follow us on Twitter
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PREVIEW BY THE JAPAN TIMES - TIAF 2016

Tokyo International Art Fair 2016 | Omotesando Hills

"Life is beautiful” is a phrase that clearly applies to street artist Thierry Guetta, aka Mr. Brainwash. In just a matter of years, he went from spray-painting alleyways to selling art installations worth thousands. He even collaborated with pop star Madonna.

Life is just as beautiful for painter Dawn Ward, aka Sunrise Welward Art. Last year she traveled to Tokyo from Okinawa for the Tokyo International Art Fair, sold most of her paintings there, and afterward received queries from galleries and potential clients.

Both artists are among the more than 150 showing their work at this year’s fair, which takes place on May 13 and 14. The event aims to showcase both rookie and veteran artists, as well as create chances for networking and buying the art on display.

As the fair runs on two days, it will also be split into private and public viewings. First up is the private, which costs ¥1,500. That provides potential buyers with first pick of the art on offer and includes a serving of Champagne. The public viewing is free, but a lot of people are expected to show up: the inaugural Tokyo International Art Fair last year welcomed more than 6,000 guests.

In addition to Mr. Brainwash and Sunrise Welward Art, keep an eye out for artists such as Michael Lam, the New York-based artist famous for his single stroke calligraphy, and Shane Bowden, who has been described as “Andy Warhol on steroids.” London-based director James Skeritt will be using this year’s art fair to unveil two new films, “Sleeping” and “What is 9thWaveGallery.” Both pieces feature the works of Japanese, Hawaiian and Irish artists. (Drew Bateman).

Dates & Times:
Friday 13th May 2016 : 18.00pm - 21.00pm
Including Champagne Reception, Private View and first opportunity to buy art.

Saturday 14th May 2016 : 11.00am - 19.00pm
Live painting, Buy Art Show, Global Art Awards Ceremony (18.00pm) FREE ENTRY

Tickets: Available here

Venue: Omotesando Hills, Main Building, B3F SPACE O. 4-12-10 Jingumae,Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001 JAPAN

Website: www.tokyoartfair.com

ARTICLE SOURCE

Tokyo International Art Fair 2016 - Omotesando Hills

 Satoshi Maruhashi - Global Art Agency

Satoshi Maruhashi - Global Art Agency

昨年、大成功を収めたアートフェア-TOKYO INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR- が今年もまた5月13日(金)、14日(土)の2日間において、東京のシャンゼリゼと呼ぶに相応しい青山、表参道ヒルズを舞台に開催される。

30カ国以上、150名を越える参加アーティストの現代アートが販売作品として、表参道ヒルズ B3スペース オーに集約される。

このフェアを主催するジョエル・ディナガとナタル、そして日本でのオルガナイザーを

務めるSatochiMaruhashi(丸橋聡)がこの2日間において、日本の人たちへ言語や文化の垣根を越えた、グローバルなアート感覚を伝えようとしています。

世界の“今”の現代アートを手に入れることができるアートフェアTIAF2016に是非、足を運んで自分が求めているスタイルを見つけてもらいたい。

このアートフェアの見所は、単なる観るだけの展覧会でなく、その場で海外の作家と話しながら、作品を購入するができるという楽しみがある。販売作品には絵画はもちろん、彫刻、写真、イラスト、ジュエリーといった様々な作品もあり、また会場でのライブペインティングを観ながら現代アートを体感できる新感覚アートベントということ。

第一回目のフェアでは6000人にも及ぶ来場者があって、沢山のひとと繋がることができたの、参加アーティストはもちろん、来てくれた人たち皆が満足したイベントになって、これは絶対続けて行かなければいけないって思ったの。2回目のフェアの会場探しには色々なハードルがあったけど、最高な空間と出会えて本当によかったわ。

今年の参加アーティストには期待の新鋭アーティストはもちろん、前回、大好評だったミスター・ブレインウォッシュとして知られるシェーンボーデンの名前もあります – 現代のアンディ・ウォーホルを思わせる彼の作風は前回、非常に好評でした。

参加アーティスト:

ローラ・ジョーダン(イギリス), キャナル・チェンジャルー(フィンランド),セヴェラナ・シンテスヴァ(ベルギー),ハイヤット・セイジ(モロッコ),ソフィア。シアン(ロシア),リ・ウェイ・チェン(台湾),風ギャラリー(日本),マーク・ジェームスフォード(ドイツ),

 Hiba Sultan (Saudi Arabia)

Hiba Sultan (Saudi Arabia)

ロリーン・コルブレナー(アメリカ),スージー・ファデルナッシフ(アラブ),トーマス・ジョンテイラー(アメリカ),ショーン・ボーデン(オーストラリア),ミスター・ブレインウォッシュ(フランス),

ニューヨーク・アートギャラリー(日本),クリスタル・グラムアートギャラリー(日本),その他

フェアは、招待のオープニングと内覧会のみ13日(金)

18:00〜21.00pmに18.00pmで始まります。(限定チケットはオンラインでも購入可能です)。

14日(土)は通常の入場は11:00〜19:00となっています。

グローバルアートアワードの授賞式があります。

限定チケットのご予約はこちら。

その他詳細につきましては、www.tokyoartfair.comにてご覧いただけます。

Participating as an Exhibitor: The Tokyo International Art Fair are now in the final stage of curating and selection process. They are inviting the outstanding artists to apply online www.tokyoartfair.com

出展者の方:

第2回東京インターナショナル・アート・フェアの出展について、

現在、オンラインwww.tokyoartfair.comにて参加登録された参加アーティストの方々を選考中です。

沢山のご応募をお待ちしております。

Second Tokyo International Art Fair brings famous names to Omotesando Hills

Building on the success of the first edition - the Global Art Agency are busy organising the second Tokyo International Art Fair for 13 & 14 May 2016 at an amazing new venue "Omotesando Hills" which is located in Aoyama, sometimes termed "Tokyo's Champs-Élysées". 

More than 150 exhibitors from over 30 countries will be filling the Space-O hall at the Omotesando Hills venue with an incredible display of contemporary art and thousands of artworks for sale. 

Organisers Joëlle Dinnage and her business partner Natal Vallvé from the Global Art Agency are making the fantastic (free) two-day art extravaganza a versatile art happening for the locals of Tokyo. A huge variety of artworks, offering every visitor something to suit their style, all in an affordable price-range to buy and to take home on the day.

Satoshi Maruhashi who is part of the organisation says: "I am extremely happy with the new venue, it will be another spectacle."

On show will be paintings, sculptures, photography art, illustrations, printmaking, and jewellery, with a live painting and music show at the event.

“Almost 6000 people visited the event last year, connections were made, and great sales happened, so everyone was extremely satisfied. There was no doubt to organise a second edition, and we have worked very hard to get a brilliant new venue in one of Tokyo's hotspots attracting art aficionado's from all over the world." said organiser Joëlle Dinnage.

"We have new talent exhibiting this year as well as some known names that exhibited last year, and of course there are the famous names such as Mr Brainwash who will showing, as well as Shane Bowden - also known as the Andy Warhol on steroids - who did very well last year."

Highlights:

Laura Jordan (UK), Canal Cheong-Jagerroos (Finland), Svetlana Sintseva (Belgium), Hayat Saidi (Morocco), Hiba Sultan (Saudi Arabia), Sophia Shiyan (Russia), Li Wei Chen (Taiwan), Kaze Gallery (Japan), STYLO (Thailand), Mark James Ford (Germany), Loryn Kolbrenner (USA), Suzi Fadel Nassif (UAE), Thomas John Taylor (USA), Franco The Creator (USA), Shane Bowden (Australia), Mr Brainwash (France), New York Art Gallery (Japan), Krystal Glam Art Gallery (Japan), and many more... Also Michael Lam (NYC) who creates single stroke paintings based on his calligraphy skill. Lam has received awards and recognition for his work all over the world and worked to support UNICEF for children. 

The fair opens on Friday 13th May with a private view and vernissage for invitees only starting at 18.00pm to 21.00pm (limited tickets are also available to purchase online).

On Saturday 14th May the art fair is open to the public from 11.00am to 19.00pm with the Global Art Awards happening at 18.00pm that day announcing the best Artist of the fair. Prebook tickets here.

Tickets to the Tokyo International Art Fair 2016 are free and can be booked online by going to their website www.tokyoartfair.com The event takes place from Friday 13th May to Saturday 14th May 2016 at OMOTESANDO HILLS - MAIN BUILDING B3F SPACE O, 4-12-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001 JAPAN.

For more information about the event and to visit please visit www.tokyoartfair.com

Participating as an Exhibitor:

The Tokyo International Art Fair are now in the final stage of curating and selection process. They are inviting the outstanding artists to apply online www.tokyoartfair.com

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