Below are my photographs of this show (which was awesome!) Feel free to use my photographs but please credit Black Hook Press!
Bit of a Maruo festival coming up next month. Bunch of fringe artists, musicians,fashion creators, speakers etc. coming together for a 3-day event. 800 yen admission fee.Big evening session on the 7th May with the director of the the Maruo movie (Torico) and others giving a talk. More info' below. See you there!
Tokyo Art Book Fair had a hiatus last year but it's back for 2019 and with a new date (July 12-15th) , new venue (Museum of Contemporary Art) , and a new pre-book fair fringe/pop edition at Sony Ginza from March 8th to April 14th. (Here's my review from the show in 2017).
The pop up subterranean venue is ace. It took me about an hour to realize the Ginza edition sits on the site formerly used by the concept store The Parking . The venue is spacious, airy, and in a really good center of Tokyo location. I would do a festival here.
The pop-up consists of week-long artist exhibitions, a permanent Zine's Mate Shop, Live music, and exhibitor booths (weekends only). There are about 30 exhibitor booths over 2 of the floors and they are open from 12pm to 8pm (!) on Saturdays and Sundays. The exhibitors are different each week.
I had a good walk around the fringe show and I like this format (in this venue). I am looking forward to the big Tokyo Art Book Fair in July and hope it gets back some of the vibe and groove it had when it was located at Kyoto University of Art & Design at Gaien Campus.
Tokyo Art Book Fair 10th Edition 10th Edition Jul 12-15 2019 at Museum of Contempory Art Tokyo - https://tokyoartbookfair.com/en/
Ginza Edition on until the 14th April !