Tokyo Gendai Returns in July

Stephen Wong Chu Hei,-Jats Incline, 2020 Acrylic on canvas, Set of 3 Courtesy of Gallery EXIT

Tokyo Gendai returns to Japan from 5th-7th July 2024, welcoming 73 significant galleries from 20 countries and territories around the world. The fair will showcase presentations from emerging, established and historically significant artists, grouped into three sectors, and host four curated programmes.

Tokyo Gendai returns to PACIFICO Yokohama from 5-7th July 2024 (VIP Preview and Vernissage on 4th July), highlighting a selection of the best galleries from Japan, the wider Asia Pacific region and across the globe. Following its successful launch last year, the fair has established itself as an important new addition to the international art calendar, inviting the global art world to explore Japan’s dynamic and rich contemporary art scene.

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Koichi Enomoto, Daily Connection, 2023. Oil on Canvas. Photo by- Sebastiano Pellion di Persano. Courtesy of TARO NASU

The international art fair presents visitors with the chance to connect and engage with Tokyo’s vibrant and well-established gallery scene, alongside offering the opportunity to explore new perspectives and exchange ideas through the fair’s extensive programme celebrating the very best that Japan has to offer. Tokyo Gendai also offers a significant opportunity for collectors to discover Japan’s unique and far-reaching cultural offering and exceptional contemporary art.


Eri Takane, Fair Director, Tokyo Gendai, says: “I am thrilled to be working on the second edition of Tokyo Gendai after a successful inaugural year in 2023. In addition to hosting an exciting new gallery line-up, we are welcoming returning galleries both regionally and internationally. The fair will give audiences an opportunity to discover Japanese culture through our themed sectors and wider programme, encouraging visitors to use this platform to communicate and share ideas with one another.”

Magnus Renfrew, Co-Founder, Tokyo Gendai, says: “I am looking forward to the second edition of Tokyo Gendai, building on the success of last year’s fair where it marked the beginning of a new chapter for the art scene in Japan. The fair acts as an international gateway to Japan’s dynamic contemporary art scene and we look forward to welcoming galleries and visitors alike to explore new perspectives through the incredible work on view and the fair’s extensive programme of talks and events.”


Tokyo Gendai presents a world-class showcase of international contemporary art, from established names to cutting-edge emerging talent, acting as a hub of cross-cultural discovery for Asian and international galleries. This year will see the participation of 73 galleries from 20
countries around the world, including Japan, The United Kingdom, USA, France, Germany, Spain and South Korea.

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Ai Weiwei, Circle of Animals, Zodiac Heads, Gold, 2010, Bronze with gold patina, Tang Contemporary Art

The fair will showcase presentations from internationally recognised galleries, grouped into three sectors: Galleries, Hana ‘Flower,’ and Eda ‘Branch.’

Leading international gallery Pace (New York, London, Seoul, Geneva, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Tokyo), participating in Tokyo Gendai with a solo presentation devoted to Robert Longo, will also be opening a gallery in the Japanese capital this year, while exhibiting French gallery Ceysson & Bénétière (Saint-Étienne, Paris, Lyon, Luxembourg, Geneva, New York, Panéry, Tokyo) will open its first Asian location and eighth gallery space in Tokyo this Autumn.

New galleries will join the fair this year, including Galerie EIGEN + ART (Leipzig, Berlin), Gallery EXIT (Hong Kong), Kwai Fung Hin Art (Hong Kong); alongside returning names such as Almine Rech (Paris, Brussels, London, New York, Shanghai, Monaco), BLUM (Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo), Perrotin (Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Shanghai, Los Angeles), Sadie Coles HQ (London), Taka Ishii Gallery (Tokyo, Kyoto, Maebashi) and SCAI THE BATHHOUSE (Tokyo).

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Jang Koal, Soaring High, 2023. Acrylic on Mulberry paper mounted on aluminium-framed wood panel. Courtesy of NANZUKA

Fair highlights include Tang Contemporary’s (Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul, Bangkok) presentation of bronze sculptures by renowned Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei, who is famous for his conceptual artworks that challenge authority and explore the links between the contemporary world and traditional Chinese culture. Elsewhere, SPURS Gallery (Beijing) will curate a group exhibition featuring six artists including Anselm Reyle, one of Germany’s leading contemporary artists who is well known for his large-scale, ultra-refined abstract paintings, sculptures and elaborate installations with neon elements. Meanwhile, Each Modern (Taipei) will present a group show titled Writings as the Universe, featuring works that are layered, dynamic, complex, and constantly evolving.


The 2024 edition of Tokyo Gendai will also include four curated programmes: an arts talk programme titled Art Talk; an exhibition titled Tsubomi ‘Flower Bud’, which will showcase works relating to a current social issue; Sato ‘Meadow’, featuring large-scale, tailored installations spotlighting new themes in contemporary art around the fair; and Ne ‘Root’, presenting several leading local foundations hosting special showcases of their work.

Tokyo Gendai is organised by The Art Assembly and is supported by SMBC Group as their principal partner.

A Lighthouse called Kanata (Tokyo)
Almine Rech (Paris, Brussels, London, New York, Shanghai, Monaco)
Art Front Gallery (Tokyo)
BLUM (Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo)
Ceysson & Bénétière (Saint-Étienne, Paris, Lyon, Luxembourg, Geneva, New
York, Panéry, Tokyo)
Chalk Horse (Sydney)
Each Modern (Taipei)
Galerie EIGEN + ART (Leipzig, Berlin)
Galerie frank elbaz (Paris)
Gallery EXIT (Hong Kong)
gallery rosenfeld (London)
imura art gallery (Kyoto)
iPRECIATION (Singapore, Hong Kong)
Kaikai Kiki Gallery (Tokyo)
Kamakura Gallery (Kamakura)
Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery (Hong Kong)
MAKI Gallery (Tokyo)
Mizuma Art Gallery (Tokyo, Singapore)
nca | nichido contemporary art (Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Paris)
Over the Influence (Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Bangkok)
Pace Gallery (New York, London, Seoul, Geneva, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Tokyo)
Perrotin (Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Shanghai, Los Angeles)
Polígrafa Obra Gràfica (Barcelona)
Sadie Coles HQ (London)
ShugoArts (Tokyo)
SPURS Gallery (Beijing)
Sundaram Tagore Gallery (New York)
Taka Ishii Gallery (Tokyo, Kyoto, Maebashi)
Takuro Someya Contemporary Art (Tokyo)
Tang Contemporary Art (Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul, Bangkok)
Wada Fine Arts Y++ (Tokyo)

Hana ‘Flower’
Alison Jacques (London)
BLANKgallery (Shanghai, Tokyo)
Gallery 38 (Tokyo)
Gallery Nosco (Brussels)
HARUKAITO by ISLAND (Tokyo, Atami)
Hillside Gallery (Tokyo)
MtK Contemporary Art (Kyoto)
Nan Ke (Shanghai)
PARCEL (Tokyo)
Phillida Reid (London)
Retro Africa (Abuja)
rin art association (Takasaki)
SAC Gallery (Bangkok)
Sapar Contemporary Gallery +
Incubator (New York)
The Drawing Room (Makati City)
The Green Gallery (Milwaukee)
The Pill (Istanbul, Paris)
Tomio Koyama Gallery (Tokyo)
Unit 17 (Vancouver)
VIN VIN Vienna / Naples (Vienna, Naples)
Yutaka Kikutake Gallery (Tokyo)

Eda ‘Branch’
Althuis Hofland Fine Arts (Amsterdam)
Hunsand Space (Beijing, Shijiazhuang, Hangzhou)
LEE&BAE (Busan)
Keteleer Gallery (Antwerp)
PYO Gallery (Seoul)
The Columns Gallery (Seongnamsi)
The Page Gallery (Seoul)
VETA by Fer Francés (Madrid)
193 Gallery (Paris)

Tokyo Gendai – 5th-7th JULY 2024 (VIP Preview and Vernissage 4th July)
PACIFICO Yokohama, 1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012, Japan
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