We have had a special interview with Mr. Takahiro Kaneshima, the executive director of Art Fair Tokyo!
─Art Fair Tokyo 2013 is held from March 22nd till 24th, which is a week earlier than last year.
MR: We were able to hold the fair at the same time with Roppongi Art Night and G-tokyo so that visitors can enjoy all those special events held in Tokyo. It would be great if it became easier for people abroad as well to visit.
We also had an interview with Mr. Uli Sigg, one of the top contemporary art collectors who mainly collects Chinese artworks.
─Can you tell us about M+ museum that opens in 2017?
Art Basel Hong Kong officially announced the exhibitors list this year on Jan 30th. The total number of exhibitors is 245（266 for last year）from 35 different countries. The number of the galleries by region is as follows:
Japan：22（20 for last year）
We had a special interview with the director of Art Stage Singapore, Mr. Lorenzo Rudolf.
─This is our first time to visit Singapore, and we found the weather really nice and comfortable. So do you hold this fair every January because of this nice climate?
The third edition of Art Stage Singapore concluded successfully, with the fair recording significant sales and a marked increase in visitor numbers.
“Art Stage Singapore has made a great start to 2013,” said Lorenzo Rudolf, Fair Director. “Last year was a challenging year for many art fairs, galleries and artists, and we had to work hard to improve on many aspects of the fair. I’m pleased to see that our efforts have been rewarded.” Over the five fair days we welcomed 40 500 visitors, many of which were first-time fairgoers including artists, collectors, curators and members of the media. Galleries reported good sales, and meaningful meetings with many new local, regional and international buyers and institutions. “Our key focus on Southeast Asia is absolutely right – we have created an internationally competitive platform to promote emerging and established artists from the region.”