Discovering Emerging Japanese Talent at New City Art Fair

Mar 11, 2013 5:06PM

Most art fairs in New York City this week are bombastic affairs. New City Art Fair stands in stark contrast to that trend. The mission of this fair is to feature original artwork by contemporary Japanese artists. To achieve this goal, Kentaro Totsuka, the director of New City, invited eleven Japanese galleries to display their wares. From brashly expressive to quiet and reserved, the fair’s artwork ranges in style, medium, and format. If I had to choose a unifying theme it would be scale — the majority of the works on view could fit in a briefcase.

Image: Ichiro Irie, “The Marker” (2009–11)