Foie-gras grapes and fishbone cookies: Michelin-starred chef creates playful menu for Art Week Tokyo

Shinsuke Ishii's creations, which will be served in the AWT Bar, also carry serious messages about sustainability and overfishing

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Storytelling without language: the video art programme at Art Week Tokyo hopes to bring people together

Curator Chus Martínez on how she wants to spark curiosity and conversation with her selection

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‘We wanted to test if people can still perceive the space’: the architect behind Art Week Tokyo's pop-up bar

Suzuko Yamada on reducing a bar down to its bare essentials, her vision for architecture and her favourite drinking spot in Tokyo.

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Five essential exhibitions to visit during Art Week Tokyo

Art Week Tokyo makes it easy to explore the city's many museum and gallery exhibitions. Our writers pick out some of the highlights to see this autumn

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All aboard! Art Week Tokyo opens up the sprawling city's art scene

Returning for its third edition, the annual event offers a special bus service to help visitors see everything that is on offer—from museum and gallery shows, to a pop-up bar and restaurant

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An insider’s guide to Tokyo: the essential things to see during Art Week Tokyo

From a high-rise museum to an artist’s apartment turned project space, Sam Thorne, director-general of Japan House London, reveals his favourite places to discover art in the megacity and beyond

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Van Gogh’s sunflowers blossom in Japan

The masterpiece is celebrated in a show at Tokyo’s Sompo Museum

Pace gallery to open in Tokyo next year

The mega gallery's forthcoming space comes as Japan adjusts its art tax laws to attract international dealers

SFMoMA acquires architectural capsule from Tokyo's famed Metabolist tower

Architect Kisho Kurokawa's Nakagin Capsule Tower was demolished last year, but 23 of its distinctive pods were preserved

New faces and major anniversaries: art fair highlights of 2023

East Asia gains two new commercial art events and Frieze London turns 20

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Art Week Tokyo’s perfectly orchestrated official launch leads some gallerists to ask—do we really need a fair?

As the city attempts to grow its position as a global art hub, some dealers express a preference for gallery-hopping events

Relief for Art Week Tokyo galleries as Japan eases travel restrictions

Second edition comes as Tokyo attempts to regain its lost status as an international art hub amid a booming contemporary market and a forthcoming fair

Could Japan rise again? New fair to launch in Tokyo in July 2023

Founded by Sandy Angus, Tim Etchells and Magnus Renfrew, the event looks to cement a growing market in Japan

Japan's borders may still be closed, but inaugural Art Week Tokyo aims to open up city's dynamic art scene to outside world (eventually)

The event, featuring 50 of the Japanese capital’s galleries and museums, soft launches this November

Is Art Basel eyeing up a new fair location?

Art Basel has lent expertise to Art Week Tokyo, but does this indicate further involvement?

Watch retired BMW robots draw athletes’ movements at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The installation by Jason Bruges Studio creates unique performances and images based on different sports, from swimming to shooting, sprinting to skateboarding

Tokyo’s treasure house of Impressionist painting reopens as Artizon Museum

Former Bridgestone Museum of Art will have new focus on creativity through the ages after a three-year renovation


Murakami to launch art fair Geisai in Basel next year

The Japanese art festival's new edition will be well placed to offer exposure to emerging stars


How the Pentagon is (indirectly) helping restore Chinese cave paintings

American engineers are preparing to introduce the latest military espionage equipment to Dunhuang

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Shinwa auction house plans expansion into Impressionist market

Leading “open” auction house seeks financing, wants to sell major paintings


Hara Museum of Contemporary Art: A great private enterprise

Aristocrat Toshio Hara is admired by museum directors, such as Nick Serota of the Tate, for his contemporary art museum


Techno-art in Tokyo with two new institutions focusing on new media

Japan’s technological expertise and interest in media art on display at the Inter Communication Centre and the Image and Technology Gallery


Edo-period art at the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum

From the ukiyo-e prints popular culture to the armour of the Shogun, this exhibition delves into the many strands of Edo period art and culture


Collectors dormant at first edition of the Tokyo International Art Fair due to limping economy

Stock market crashes and earthquakes shake but collectors were not so lively