Renowned Chinese contemporary artist-duo The
Gao Brothers to perform at 101TOKYO
Contemporary Art Fair 2008
101TOKYO, Japan’s New Contemporary Art Fair will host
a performance by critically acclaimed Chinese artists The Gao
Brothers, at the fair venue on Saturday April 5th..
This will be the first time The Gao Brothers perform in Japan.
“We are thrilled to be hosting the Gao Brother’s
first ever performance in Japan. This work is a literal interpretation
of what 101TOKYO stands for – capturing the dynamism of
the Asian contemporary art scene and connecting people”
said Agatha Wara, Director of the fair.
The Gao Brothers (Gao Qiang, born 1962 and Gao Zhen, born 1956)
are a pair of artist brothers based in Beijing, China. Their
20-year collaboration has generated an oeuvre of socially charged
performance art, sculpture and photography that casts a critical
eye on China and the West. Their Tokyo performance will be the
latest in their series of World Hug Day / The Utopia of
Hugging, where large groups of strangers participate in
a mass hugging event.
For this special performance at 101TOKYO, The Gao Brothers are
looking for participants. If you would like to participate in
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The Gao Brothers performance is the latest addition to a strong
lineup of events for 101TOKYO inaugural year. The Fair will
open to invited guests and press on Wednesday April 2, and will
be open to the public April 3-6. 28 galleries from 12 countries
will be exhibiting new works at 101TOKYO. The Fair programme
includes lectures on Saturday and Sunday, and a club event on
Friday April 4. 101TOKYO will also host The Bacon Prize, Japan’s
only international contemporary art prize, to be awarded on
101TOKYO is Japan’s new International Contemporary Art
Fair. In its first year the Fair will take place April 3-6 2008
in a former school building in Akihabara and will feature 28
of the very best up-and-coming galleries from Japan and all
over the world. These selected galleries will show well-curated
exhibitions, showing new works by their young, emerging contemporary
artists. 101TOKYO will be an entirely new platform for collectors,
curators, artists and art enthusiasts to come together and experience
the vitality of Tokyo’s contemporary art scene.
For more information:
101TOKYO Contemporary Art Fair 2008
4-13-5 Nakaochiai, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 161-0032
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