Tokyo Gallery+BTAP
Address:798 Art zone E02, 798 art zone 4 Jiu Xian Qiao Rd., Chao Yang Dist., Beijing, CHINE Consult A Map
Business Hours:10:30-17:00
Brief:Tokyo Gallery is the first contemporary art gallery in Tokyo founded in 1950, marking its 60th anniversary in 2010. From the 1950s, the gallery pioneered in introducing series of Western avant-garde artists such as Fontana, Yves Klein, Pollock and Hudertwasser to Japan. The gallery also supported experimental projects by Japanese artists, including Jiro Takamatsu, Kazuo Shiraga, Taro Okamoto and Mono-ha; all now internationally-renowned. Tokyo Gallery introduced their artworks to international audiences through art fairs, collaborations in biennales and acclaimed exhibitions at major museums. In the 1970s, the gallery began working with Korean artists such as Kim Whangki and Lee Ufan. The gallery also started exhibiting yet-unknown Chinese artists, including Xu Bing and Cai Guoqiang since the 1980s. In 2002, the gallery opened a new space BTAP in the now world-renowned Beijing 798 Art District. Inheriting the pioneer spirit and currently operating as Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, the gallery continues its mission on discovering and promoting both established and rising artists.