EVENT - 2022.02.22

Talk Session "Japanese art market viewed from the financial market's perspective"

  In conjunction with our 49th sale "Tokyo Contemporary: Redefined", a talk session will be held.
The largest art fair in Japan "Art Fair Tokyo 2022" will be held at the Tokyo International Forum, marking its 16th anniversary. At the time of the session, Mr. Kiichi Kitajima, Managing director of Art Fair Tokyo, will be invited as a guest to speak about the Japanese art market viewed from the financial market's perspective.

Talk Session "Japanese art market viewed from the financial market’s perspective"
SATURDAY 12 MARCH 2022 1:00 - 2:00 PM (JST)
Tokyo International Forum Hall D5
3-5-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005, Japan >>Map
Kiichi Kitajima (Art Fair Tokyo Managing Director)

Speaker’s profile
<Managing director of Art Fair Tokyo>
Born in Tokyo in 1974, Kiichi Kitajima completed a Master of Computer Science in Graduate School of Keio in 1999, then he joined Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
After having worked as a bond and interest rate trader over a decade at domestic and overseas Investment Bank in Tokyo and London, he has been acting as Managing director of Art Fair Tokyo since 2011 by acquiring a business of planning and operation of the fair.
Not only responsible for management, he is also in charge of direction of the gallery section at the fair.
He likes sail racing, mountain climbing, and marathon.

This will be an event you don't want to miss if you are interested in what is happening in the art world and the future of the art market.


EVENT - 2021.11.17

【Talk Session】Yuko Hasegawa x Hiroki Yamamoto : Talks about the future of art

In conjunction with a devoted sale of NFTs “NFT in the History of Contemporary Art: a Curated Sale by Hiroki Yamamoto” (October 30, 2021), Talk Session ‘Yuko Hasegawa x Hiroki Yamamoto : Future of art’ is now available on YouTube.
We welcome Hiroki Yamamoto as our guest curator for the sale,  a distinguished cultural theorist who explores the future possibilities of NFT artworks in contemporary art scene.

Talk Session‘Yuko Hasegawa x Hiroki Yamamoto : Talks about the future of art’  *Japanese speakers and English subtitles
>> YouTube

Part.1  Necessity of Virtual exhibition and physical artworks under COVID-19 pandemic
00:00~  Introduction
00:50~  COVID-19 pandemic and ‘Alter-narratives’ exhibition
02:56~  Possibility for the online-only exhibition: How should we organize or experience the exhibitions after the COVID-19 pandemic?
09:30~  ‘Olafur Eliasson: Sometimes the river is the bridge’ exhibition
Part.2  What the characteristics of NFT bring about, and what emerges on the other hand : Denial of intangible and democracy
13:00~  Dawn of NFTs and art in the future
13:20~  The similarity/un-similarity between Conceptual Art and NFTs: e.g. Yves Klein & Yutaka Matsuzawa
14:40~  Does the authenticity of NFT set a limit to expression?
22:30~  Reproduction and dissemination of historical works realized by NFT
Part.3  Talks about the future of art
26:10~  How to create a cluster that shares consciousness and a comprehensive ecology

Yuko Hasegawa
Yuko Hasegawa is Director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and Professor of Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. She was Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. She completed a BA in Law from Kyoto University and an MFA in Art History from Tokyo University of the Arts. She has been honored with the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France (2015), the Ordem de Rio Branco, Brazil (2017), and Japan Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Award, the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan (2020). She has curated on numerous biennale in Istanbul (2001), Shanghai (2002), São Paulo (2010), Sharjah (2013), Moscow (2017), and Thailand (2021).

Hiroki Yamamoto
Hiroki Yamamoto was born in Chiba, Japan in 1986. He graduated in Social
Science at Hitotsubashi University in 2010 and received an MA in Fine Art from the Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London (UAL) in 2013. From 2013 to 2018, Yamamoto worked at UAL’s Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) where he completed his PhD in 2018. He also served at TrAIN as a postgraduate research fellow. He was previously a research fellow at Asia Culture Center (ACC) in Gwangju, Korea, a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and an assistant professor at Tokyo University of the Arts. He is currently a lecturer at Kanazawa College of Art. His publications include The History of Contemporary Art: Euro-America, Japan, and Transnational (Chūō Kōron Shinsha, 2019) and Media Culture in Transnational Asia: Convergence and Divergence (Rutgers University Press, 2020), Considering Racism (Kyōwakoku, 2021).