Chelsea, New York 2013

About

NEW CITY ART FAIR New York, Japanese Contemporary Art Fair, closed its 2nd New York edition on Sunday, March 10th. Seven galleries from Japan participated in the art fair with over 1,000 people attending for the opening reception even during rough weather conditions. Attendees included art collectors, VIPs, artists, and art-lovers alike. Many past attendees and art-lovers from the last year’s edition also revisited during the NEW CITY ART FAIR New York 2013.

The art fair has been gradually infiltrated into the New York’s Armory Arts Week scene. Many galleries encountered new art collectors and remarked on strong sales. On a mission to deliver contemporary Japanese art to art lovers around the world,NEW CITY ART FAIR New York 2013 gained great success with even greater potential for next year.

Outline

Name:
NEW CITY ART FAIR
Date:
March 7th ‒ March 10th, 2013
Location:
hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK
Exhibitors:
Art-U room, eitoeiko, hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO, GALLERY KOGURE,
Satelites ART LAB, Gallery TEN,, TEZUKAYAMA GALLERY,
Visitors:
2,000 including art collectors, artists, museums, critics, writers, press, professionals, and the general audience
Organizer:
H.P.FRANCE, S.A.
Coordinator:
H.P.FRANCE NY, Inc.
Sponsors:
SAWANOTSURU CO, Ltd. / Nishimoto Trading Co., Ltd . New York
Media Partners:
Hokkaido Broadcasting Co.,Ltd.、 NY ART BEAT、artinasia.com

Opening Reception

March 7th, 2013 6pm-9pm

About 1200 visitors gathered including art collectors, art fans, artists, and museums. The majority of the artworks were presented in New York for the first time. The visitors really enjoyed the variety of expressions, and the quality of the event, which featured sake served in a MASUZAKE (wooden measuring cup).

Installation Views

Japanese Artists in NYC Studio Visits

NEW CITY ART FAIR provided a rare and wonderful opportunity to visit Japanese artists’ studios by a shuttle bus. During the art fair, 9 NewYork-based Japanese artists discussed their work, and gave never-before-seen
glimpses of their private workspaces in Brooklyn and Queens, most of which have never been open to tourists. About 20 participants enjoyed the tour held for 2 days.

JAPANESE ART FOOD

In accordance with New York Armory Arts Week, NEW CITY ART FAIR released its inaugural guide book called “Japanese Art Food”, presenting ten premier Japanese restaurants in New York City. It has been distributed at over 60 locations including restaurants, hotels, and art organizations. While engaging with the contemporary art of Japan, NEW CITY ART FAIR introduces restaurants to not only enjoy the taste of Japan, but also feel inspired by the creativity of Japanese cuisine and culture.
JAPANESE ART FOOD

PRESS SECTION

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Press Reviews

As the only Japanese Contemporary Art Fair in New York, NEW CITY ART FAIR attracted NYC local media, mostly on the web. The New York Art Scene included the NEW CITY ART FAIR as a satellite art fair during the Armory Arts Week. Thirty media outlets also mentioned the fair including BLOULIN ARTINFO, Guest of a Guest, NY ART BEAT, New York Art Leaf, DAYLY SUN, NEW YORK KEIZAI SHINBUN, Fashionsnap.com, livedoorHOMME, and many others.