The second edition of Tokyo Gendai, co-founded by Magnus Renfrew, who we interviewed in ONBEAT Vol. 20, will be held at PACIFICO Yokohama, from 5 – 7 July 2024. ONBEAT is supporting them as a media partner as we did last year.

Early-bird tickets for Tokyo Gendai are on sale until May 23. Those who purchase from the link below will receive an additional 15% discount. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Ticket Purchase Link

This year, the exhibition reception “Vernissage” will be held on the preview day, July 4, from 5:00 pm. There will be many opportunities to communicate with many people from the art world and contemporary art lovers who will gather at the venue. 

The most valuable Vernissage Early Bird tickets, which allow visitors to see the exhibition one day earlier than the general public and to enter on July 5, will also be available until May 23!

Installation view: “Tokyo Gendai” PACIFICO Yokohama, 2023

About Tokyo Gendai

Tokyo Gendai is an international art fair specializing in contemporary art where artworks by both established and up-and-coming artists from Japan and abroad are exhibited and sold, carefully selected by a selection committee organized by key figures in the art world.

This year, 73 galleries, including 24 galleries exhibiting for the first time, from 20 countries including the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany, Spain, and South Korea, will participate in the fair. The world’s top galleries Galerie EIGEN + ART (Leipzig, Berlin), Gallery EXIT (Hong Kong), and Kwai Fung Hin Art (Hong Kong) are exhibiting for the first time, as well 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) will re-exibit this year.

The gallery exhibition will be divided into the following three sectors.

​​Showcasing outstanding artworks by leading international and regional exhibitors.
Pace Gallery, a leading global gallery, will exhibit Robert Longo, and Ceysson & Bénétière of France, which will open its eighth international gallery and first Asian location in Tokyo this fall, will participate. Tang Contemporary, which has four locations in Asia, will exhibit bronze sculptures by Ai Weiwei, known for his conceptual works that explore the connections between traditional and contemporary Chinese culture. SPURS Gallery in Beijing will present a group exhibition of six artists, including Anselm Reyle, one of Germany’s leading contemporary artists, known for his large-scale, elaborate abstract paintings, sculptures, and neon installations. Each Modern from Taipei will present a group exhibition titled “Writings as the Universe,” featuring multilayered, dynamic, and intricately evolving works.

2.Hana ‘Flower’

24 galleries will exhibit artworks by emerging to mid-career artists. The highlights are a solo exhibition of new works by British artist Sophie Barber, curated for the fair by Alison Jacques from London and a joint exhibition of Trevor Shimizu by MISAKO&ROSEN (Tokyo) and The Green Gallery (Milwaukee, USA). Tokyo-based ANOMALY will exhibit works by 2 Japanese artists, Yusuke Asai and Keisuke Tanaka, exploring the relationship between life and nature under the theme “More Than Human”. Retro Africa from Abuja, Nigeria, is exhibiting for the first time and will present works by Nigerian artist Yusuff Aina that express the fragility and strength of human beings and the complexity of the pursuit of personal growth.

3.Eda ‘Branch’

The sector exhibits works by well-known artists from Asia as well as up-and-coming young artists, and 9 galleries are participating in this year. PYO Gallery in Seoul will exhibit works by Kim Tschang-yeul, a Korean artist known for his abstract paintings of water droplets. VETA by Fer Francés in Madrid will present the work of Filipino artist Manuel Ocampo, whose dynamic paintings combine colonial iconography, Judeo-Christian traditions, folk art, Spanish Catholicism, Manila’s underground culture, cartoons, and graffiti to reconsider the history of art in a challenging way.

In addition to the gallery exhibitions, Tsubomi ‘Flower Bud’, a special exhibition focusing on contemporary social issues, will be held. There will also be public programs that include art talks by professionals from various fields in dialogue around art, a large-scale installation Sato ‘Meadow’ focusing on emerging themes in contemporary art, a special showcase Ne ‘Root’ in collaboration with national art and culture foundations, and an original program for invited guests will be held.

Exhibition Information

Date: Fri 5 – Sun 7 July, 2024
* Vernissage: Thu 4 July 2024 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Venue: PACIFICO Yokohama, Exhibition Hall C/D
Tickets: Now on sale
Organiser: The Art Assembly

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“ONBEAT vol. 20” features an interview with Magnus Renfrew, co-founder of Tokyo Gendai and Mami Kataoka, director of the Mori Art Museum.

We asked them about their views on the current state of Asia and Japan in the global art scene and market.