UT magazine will exhibit at the TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2023 to be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo for four days from November 23. UT magazine will be exhibiting at 2023 under the direction of UT Creative Director Kosuke Kawamura. This initiative will showcase a special collaboration of five artists including Mr. Kawamura.
A remarkable event to rediscover the possibilities of books and art
TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR is the first book fair in Japan dedicated to art publishing, and was launched in 2009. Held once a year, it has grown to become one of the largest art book fairs in Asia, bringing together artists and publishers of unique art books, catalogs, artist books, and zines.
In 2023, about 300 publishers, galleries, and artists from Japan and abroad will gather at the event, each of which will be a place to share the appeal of books. In addition, visitors will be able to experience a variety of programs such as talk shows with invited guests, book signings by authors, and live performances.
As part of UT's activities to connect with various cultures and spread the appeal of those cultures through T-shirts, UT will exhibit at this event to communicate the connection between art culture and UT. For the first time, the UT booth will sell a special set of T-shirts (only L and XL sizes are available, 3,500JPY each) and zines created in collaboration with artists from Japan and abroad, available only at the event.
The participating artists selected by Mr. Kawamura are a rich array of personalities. Kari DeWitt, an LA-based artist who also collaborated on the "The Message" collection launched in January of this year, and Zoe Zag, a hot young artist from LA who works under the name Bad Dog. The lineup includes GUCCIMAZE, who collaborates with domestic and international brands as a graphic artist, and Hikaru Matsubara, who has attracted attention for his artwork that adds humor to simple graphics.
In addition, a workshop will be held in collaboration with RISO, a company that pursues innovative and artistic printing technologies such as risograph. The first 100 visitors per day (400 visitors maximum in over the four days) who purchase a set of UT and a zine will be able to have one of the above five artists' artworks printed on a tote bag.
We hope that you will experience UT magazine's new approach to this event, where you can see and feel a variety of art through the creative works of a wide range of exhibitors.
Kosuke Kawamura/Artist UT Creative Director
Born in Hiroshima, Japan in 1979. As a collage artist using a shredder, he has held exhibitions in Japan and abroad. His representative works include the main visual for "Katsuhiro Otomo GENGA Exhibition. He has been appointed as UT Creative Director for the 2023 Spring/Summer season.
Our guest aritsts are…
Cali Dewitt is an artist who was born in Canada in 1973 but has been living in LA since 1977. His many collaborative partners include Tremaine Emory and Virgil Abloh. Dewitt dreams of going on a 30-day cycling trip from Los Angeles to New York.
Born in 1989 in Kanagawa, Japan. Graphic designer and artist. Major works include providing graphics for Fetty Wap and Post Malone, and creating album title logos for Flying Lotus. In addition, he has collaborated with SEIKO to create items and has provided work for companies such as Calvin Klein, UNDERCOVER, Google, SONY, and BOILERROOM. His corporate work includes not only brand logos, but also editorial design and websites.
Born in LA, California, she is an LA-based fashion designer and animator, and an up-and-coming female artist who has released T-shirts, zines, and other items under the name BAD DOG LA.
Born in 1988.After working as a fisherman, he started a career as an artist. His artistry combines graphical shapes and simple lines with delicate humor. He has provided artworks to brands such as adidas, LACOSTE, POPEYE, BEAMS and SUNTORY.
Experience screen print with limited UT artworks at TABF
RISO & UT Presents:
Screen Print Workshop
-The UTx ZINE combo sold at the UT booth will include an original "reusable bag" for the workshop event, which will be printed on the spot with RISO's MiScreen a4 digital screen printer. You can choose the ink color and experience screen-printing.
-You can choose your favorite artwork and experience silk-screening and printing with one color of your choice.
-Limited to the first 100 visitors per day during the event period (maximum 400 visitors for 4 days).
-Numbered tickets will be distributed in "30-minute increments" between 14:00-19:00 on 11/23 and between 13:00-18:00 on 11/24-26. Each 30-minute session will accommodate 10 people for the experience.
Event : TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2023
Dates: Thursday, November 23, 2023 12:00-20:00
November 24 (Fri) - 26 (Sun), 2023, 11:00-19:00
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Address: 4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0022
Official website: https://tokyoartbookfair.com/
Admission: General 1,000 yen (tax included)
*Admission fees are required for some events.
Ticket sales will start at 12:00 on November 9 (Thu.). Check the official website and SNS for details.
Release dates and prices may vary. Some items might be limited to certain stores or countries of sale or may be sold out.