Beijing Tokyo Art Projects
Tokyo Gallery is the first contemporary art gallery in Tokyo founded in 1950, marking 60th anniversary this year. In 1950-60s, the gallery pioneered in introducing Western avant-garde artists such as Fontana, Yves Klein, Pollock and Hudertwasser to Japan. It also supported experimental projects by Japanese artists, including Jiro Takamatsu, Kazuo Shiraga, and Taro Okamoto; all now internationally-renowned. It introduced their artworks to international audiences through art fairs, collaborations in biennales and acclaimed exhibitions at major museums.In 1970s, the gallery began working with Korean artists such as Kim Whangki and Lee Ufan.
It also started exhibiting yet-unknown Chinese artists, including Xu Bing and Cai Guoqiang since 1980s. Inheriting the pioneer spirit, the gallery continues its mission on discovering and promoting emerging artists.
In 2002, the gallery opened a new space BTAP in the now world-renowned Beijing 798 Art District. Currently operating as Tokyo Gallery+BTAP, the gallery continues its mission to promote both established and rising artists.