Arts agenda: Art Fair Tokyo, Sydney Design

This week a broad selection of Japanese artwork will go on show at the rescheduled Art Fair Tokyo and the latest in Australian design will be featured at Sydney Design.

6th Art Fair Tokyo
July 29-31
Tokyo International Forum, Exhibition Hall & Lobby Gallery
Tokyo, Japan
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Postponed from its usual April time frame due to the earthquakes and tsunamis that rocked Japan earlier in the year, Art Fair Tokyo returns to the city in July. The broad-ranging art fair encompasses contemporary and modern art as well as more traditional Japanese art forms such as nihonga (Japanese-style paintings) and ukiyoe (Japanese woodblock art). It is the largest event of its kind in the country. Art Fair Tokyo drew a record crowd of 50,000 visitors in 2010. The Fair's motto is "art is something to buy, not just something to look at."
http://www.artfairtokyo.com/en/
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15th Sydney Design
July 30-August 14
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
NSW, Australia

More than 50 venues across Sydney will highlight Australian design during the 15th edition of the two-week Sydney Design festival. The events all center around the theme of "Is old new again?" From architecture to fashion, the Sydney Design festival program includes exhibitions, seminars, installations, workshops, talks and tours. Similarly, Victoria's State of Design event is held from July 20-31 and investigates how design can create sustainable development opportunities and improve living conditions.
http://www.sydneydesign.com.au
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BMW Guggenheim Lab
August 3-October 16
New York City, NYC, USA

A collaboration between the Guggenheim Foundation and BMW Group will see artists, architects and futurists examine contemporary urban issues in nine cities around the world through a series of intensive urban think tank and mobile laboratories. The first lab will launch in New York City on August 3, 2011, before traveling to Berlin in spring or summer of 2012 and to Asia in the years following. The six-year program of traveling laboratories will work to inspire new creations for better living and reinvent the way communities think about urban life in the future.
http://bmwguggenheimlab.org/
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4th Yokohama Triennale
August 6-November 6
Yokohama Museum of Art, NYK Waterfront Warehouse and surrounding areas
Yokohama, Japan

The Yokohama Triennale is a series of international contemporary art exhibitions that spans the fields of videos, installations, photography, painting, sculpture, and interactive works. The cutting-edge art event was first held in 2001 and has attracted a total of one million visitors to date. Since launching it has expanded to include a wide array of newly made works plus a range of site-specific artworks that aim to show off the host city's distinctive characteristics. More than 60 contemporary artists will investigate this year's theme of "Our magic hour: How much of the world can we know?" with works that "refer to the mysteries of the world and our everyday lives." Similar events in the region include the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art in Queensland, Australia and the Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale in Japan.
http://www.yokohamatriennale.jp/en
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38th SIGGRAPH
August 7-11
Vancouver Convention Center
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Computer graphics, technology and art collide at the 38th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH). Fans of computer graphics and interactive techniques will be able to gather information from the world's leading digital art, technology and multimedia experts. The event combines hands-on courses, lectures, and an exhibition featuring cutting-edge technology and software. The latest gadgets, hardware, software and technology will also be presented at the event, which is expected to attract more than 25,000 professionals. SIGGRAPH Asia will take place in Hong Kong from December 13 to 15.
http://www.siggraph.org/s2011
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Ron Arad's Curtain Call
August 9-29
London, UK

As part of Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse, architect and designer Ron Arad has invited his favorite artists to create unique work for his 360-degree interactive installation. Each day, visitors will be able to see pieces by Hussein Chalayan, Ori Gersht, Greenaway & Greenaway, Javier Mariscal, and many more.
http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/ron-arads-curtain-call


Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair Seoul
August 19-21
Grand Hyatt Seoul
Seoul, South Korea

The Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair (AHAF) is an innovative art fair that will transform Seoul's Grand Hyatt Hotel into a gallery for the weekend. Installations will take over 84 hotel rooms, with paintings sprawling across beds and sculptures erupting out of bathtubs. Hotel-based art fairs - the likes of which include Aqua Art Miami, Trajector Art Fair (Brussels), Pool Art Fair (New York, Guadeloupe, Miami), DoJiMa Art fair (Osaka), and Art@Agnes (Tokyo) - have sprung up in cities around the world as organizers seek to provide a fun and original way for viewers to experience contemporary artwork.
http://www.hotelartfair.kr/
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