Outline

Greeting

Hotel Art Fair Focusing on Contemporary Art

Introducing the gallerists’ hand-picked contemporary artworks.
Painting, sculpture, print, photograph, and installation, all together,
by a variety of both upcoming and established artists.

ART OSAKA 2018 will hold its 16th installment, on the weekend of July 7th and 8th (preview on Friday, July 6th) on the 26th floor of Hotel Granvia Osaka. The venue is directly accessible from JR Osaka station.

ART OSAKA is one of the biggest art fairs in Japan with a focus on contemporary art. This year, 54 galleries will participate, from both Japan and abroad (21 from the Kansai region, 26 from the non-Kansai regions, 3 from Taiwan, and 4 from Korea). 4 galleries will participate in ART OSAKA for the first time. 68 hotel rooms will be turned into exhibition booths.

This year as a new trial, we will set up “U-35 Sections”, holding solo exhibitions, introducing upcoming artists exclusively under 35 years old. In “Exhibition PLUS”, participating galleries will hold solo exhibitions of their represented artists. Individualities of the presented artists and their works will surely make the fair dynamic. During the fair period, “Best Presentation Award” will also be presented, voted for by the fairs’ guests.

We sincerely hope that you will come and join us at the annual art festival, ART OSAKA 2018, and enjoy involving yourself in the contemporary art world through collecting artworks and voting for the award.  

Information

Duration
6th (Fri)8th(Sun)July,2018
Preview
6th(Fri) July 14:00-20:00
* Invitee and Press only
Open to the Public
7th(Sat) July 11:00-20:00
8th(Sun) July 11:00-19:00
* Admission closes 1hour prior to the fair closing.
Venue

Hotel Granvia Osaka 26th Floor
3-1-1 Umeda Kita-ku Osaka 5300001 JAPAN
T. +81(0)6 6344 1235
U.

Access
Participating Galleries
54
Admission
¥1,500/1 Day Pass

*Admission free for children under 12 years old, with being accompanied by responsible adults.
*Please purchase tickets at the reception desk at Hotel Granvia Osaka.

Organizer
ART OSAKA Organizing Committee
Cooperation
Hotel Granvia Osaka
Co-sponsor
Warehouse TERRADA
TERRADA ART ASSIST Co., Ltd.
Asahi Breweries, Ltd
LIVE ART BOOKS
Holbein Art Materials Inc.
Gandi Asia Co. Ltd
DAIMU Co.,Ltd.
illycafe s.p.a
P.R.I.M.V.S
Square
Support
ART KAOHSIUNG
ONE ART TAIPEI
ONE PIECE CLUB
Patron Project
ART LIFE STYLING ASSOCIATION
Event Partner
Kyoto City University of Arts
Media Partner
ART FACTS.NET
Art+ Magazine
Official URL

Executive committee

Executive Director
Yuichi Mori / MORI YU GALLERY, Kyoto
Vice Director
Yoshiaki Inoue / Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery, Osaka
Committee
Satoshi Hayashi / Gallery Nomart, Osaka
Kayoko Hosokawa / Gallery Hosokawa, Osaka
Katsuya Ishida / MEM, Tokyo
Yoshio Katoh / Contemporary Art Planning KATOH YOSHIO OFFICE, Osaka
Mitsue Yagi / ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka
Ryoichi Matsuo / TEZUKAYAMA GALLERY,Osaka
Advisor
Takashi Yamaguchi / Gallery Yamaguchi Kunst-Bau, Osaka
Organizing Office
Noriko Miyamoto / Fair Manager
Haruka Kawanishi / Assistant Manager
Kasumi Suzuki / Assistant Manager
Aoba Yamagishi / Assistant Manager
Kazuhide Miyashita (MUG) / Exhibitor Relations
Katsuhiko Sasaoka (Nomart Graphics) / Publicity Design
Ryuta Sakai / WEB, System Design
Yuico Taiya / Photography
Aki Nagasaka / Translation