Who We Are
Tokyo Gendai is part of The Art Assembly, one of the leading art fair organisers in the world, headed by Sandy Angus, Tim Etchells and Magnus Renfrew. The Assembly’s member fairs provide an important meeting place for the local and international art worlds and act as regional focal points for creative and commercial exchange. Informed by a deep-rooted understanding of the local market, each event is tailored to its unique orientation.
The Art Assembly aims to drive innovation, deepen engagement with contemporary art and encourage cross-cultural conversations. It achieves this by strengthening collaboration and promoting knowledge and resource sharing across the group. The Assembly pulls together decades’ worth of experience, expertise, and an extensive global network of contacts and assets, to the benefit of its member fairs, galleries and audiences.
Fairs that are included within The Art Assembly group attract consistent participation of leading galleries from around the world who share our commitment to the principles of quality, geographical diversity and accessibility; and of encouraging cross-cultural engagement and collecting.
These fairs are:
Magnus Renfrew, Co-Founder
Magnus has twenty years’ experience in the international art world, the last decade of which have been spent in Asia. Previously, Renfrew served as founding fair director for ART HK: Hong Kong International Art Fair (2007-2012) and Art Basel in Hong Kong (2012-2014). Magnus serves as Co-Director of Taipei Dangdai and is Co-Founder of ART SG. He has been named twice in the ArtReview Power 100 as one of the 100 most influential figures in the art world. In 2013 Magnus was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in recognition of his contribution to building the art scene in Asia.
Eri Takane, Fair Director
Eri has previously worked as an independent art consultant for leading international artists, collectors and corporations, including Google Arts & Culture Japan division. Takane has a wealth of experience across the art sector in Japan that has seen her work as the art director at Sezon Art Gallery in Tokyo as well as host of Tokyo FM radio program Sustainadays. During her 13′ year stay in New York, she worked at the Japan Foundation, New York to provide funding for not-for-profit art organizations in the United States.
Psychiatrist, Art collector
Co-Founder, Taguchi Art Collection
Chairperson of the Mori Art Museum and a member of the Board of Directors of Mori Building Co., Ltd
The chairman of the Obayashi Corporation
Collector, Owner of The Rachofsky House
Mr. Roberto Cipolla
Prof. of Computer Engineering at Cambridge
Executive Director, Mizuma Art Gallery
Founder of Taka Ishii Gallery
Director, SCAI The Bathhouse
Executive Director, 1717 Studio Inc. (Chris Burden Estate / Nancy Rubins Studio)