Tokyo photo exhibition this weekend

This weekend, head down to Roppongi Midtown to catch the annual Tokyo Photo exhibit – don’t miss it, as it only lasts four days.

The fourth edition of Japan’s leading art fair dedicated to photography will feature the strongest line-up to date: an international selection of 35 participants including art galleries, museums and publishers from Tokyo, Osaka, Shanghai, New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam. Over a thousand art works will be showcased.

Launched in September 2009 as Japan’s first international art fair dedicated to Photography, Tokyo Photo has quickly established itself as the largest cultural event of its kind in Asia. Self professed ‘Part market, part laboratory, part pedagogical workshop and part curatorial platform’, Tokyo Photo has collaborated with leading art institutions of the world including London’s Tate Modern and the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego to ‘enrich and energize the cultural landscape of Tokyo through the promotion, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts’.

As much a social event as anything, museum directors, curators and critics from the photography world will join to brush shoulders with professionals from the creative industries and this is your chance to not only mingle but to be surrounded by unique pieces, and even buy them if you feel your wallet can cope.

Make sure you drop by the special exhibition, “Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin” , courtesy of the Gagosian Gallery.

Tokyo Photo 2012

When: Sept. 28- Oct. 1, 11:00-19:00

Where: Tokyo Midtown Hall, Roppongi (see map)

How much: ¥1500/ ¥1200 in advance

See the Tokyo Photo website for more info.

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