March 5, 2024

Exhibition Exploration: ARTISTS’ FAIR KYOTO 2024

Exhibition Exploration: ARTISTS' FAIR KYOTO 2024

I visited “ARTISTS’ FAIR KYOTO 2024” held from March 1 to 3.

“ARTISTS’ FAIR KYOTO” has been held in Kyoto since 2018 as a new style art fair, and this year will be the 7th time.
The new style is that it takes the form of a direct market where leading artists from Japan and abroad, as well as young artists recommended by these artists or selected through an open call for entries, exhibit and sell their works in unique venues such as important cultural properties in Kyoto.

This year, the Kyoto National Museum, designated as an Important Cultural Property, and the former printing factory underneath the Kyoto Shimbun Building were the exhibition venues for young artists, while Kiyomizu Temple, registered as a World Heritage site, was the venue for the Advisory Board artists, who selected the young artists to exhibit their works.

First, let us introduce the Kyoto National Museum venue.

Exhibition Exploration: ARTISTS' FAIR KYOTO 2024
Bishwobikramgurung Okamoto
Bishwobikramgurung Okamoto
Narihiro Ishida
Narihiro Ishida
Makoto Yoshiura
Makoto Yoshiura
Hayaki Nishigaki
Hayaki Nishigaki
Takuma Oue
Takuma Oue
Mika Shinagawa
Mika Shinagawa
Officell
Officell
Haruki Yamaba
Haruki Yamaba

The works of young lacquer artists were eye-catching.

Saeko Utsumi
Saeko Utsumi
Saeko Utsumi
Saeko Utsumi
Saeko Utsumi
Saeko Utsumi
Saeko Utsumi
Saeko Utsumi

Next, we moved on to the basement of the Kyoto Shimbun Building, which seemed to have a more conceptual collection of works.

KATAKISHI (Shorefront of Catharsis)
KATAKISHI (Shorefront of Catharsis)
Mai Yoneyama
Mai Yoneyama
Shogo Yamamoto
Shogo Yamamoto
Ai Yamada
Ai Yamada
Shin Hanagata
Shin Hanagata
Yuto Yonemura
Yuto Yonemura
ARTISTS'FIAR KYOTO 2024

Both venues were crowded with young visitors, and it was impressive to see them actively interacting with the artists.

The Kiyomizu-dera venue will be introduced later.