RUBYPAPER will be participating in this event.
THE TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR is the largest annual arts publishing fair in Asia. Now in it’s third year, the fair gathers together arts publishers, gallery presses and self publishing artists from Japan and abroad.
Open to the public, visitors are able to buy books directly from publishers, enjoy special exhibitions, talks and events.
Visitors can expect a complete range of arts publishers, from self-publishing artists to independent-publishers and established arts publishing houses.
The 2010 fair included a hundred participants and attracted more than six- thousand visitors.
Starting this year, we are also accepting submissions from creators of e-books and smart phone/tablet apps
THE TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2011
July 16th (Sat), 17th (Sun), & 18th (Mon)
11:00-19:00(11:00-18:00 on Monday)
Preview : July 15th (Fri) (Invitation only)
6-11-4 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
Entry : Free
Thought of as the publishing industry’s nemesis, the Net may have in fact brought about the most creative period publishing has ever seen. Art publishing is currently enjoying a renaissance, that’s for sure. And while books might not be as necessary as they once were, art books certainly have a new generation of enthusiasts.
Have books become more fetishable, since the arrival of a single-dimensional digital rival? Has the comparison reminded us of our love of the tangible? Does this explain the increasingly prolific production of publishing’s most visceral and fleshy creation, the art book? Will this passion of the flesh last? Will the advance of technology win us over in the end? Do we value books differently now? Do they serve a different purpose? What lies in store for the art book?
Difficult questions to answer. Thankfully, we’re doing the asking, not the answering. However, visitors to the THE TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2011 will be pressed to form an opinion. We’ll be doing our best to inspire visitors to imagine the future of art publishing while filling them with knowledge of the past, that’s in addition to surrounding them with the very best and most vital work art publishing has to offer, right now.
The theme, TIME-LINE will inform exhibits, talks and events, including a decade by decade look at art publishing’s history and interactive experiments that incorporate recent developments in publishing technology; ebooks included.
Get involved, get into it,THE TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2011