Art Collaboration Kyoto (ACK) Third Edition: Wraps Up with “Consistent Sales”
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Art Collaboration Kyoto (ACK) Third Edition: Wraps Up with “Consistent Sales”

The third version of Art Collaboration Kyoto (ACK) was finished after four days of “consistent sales” at the Kyoto International Conference Center. The event had 64 galleries from 16 countries, and 33 of them were there for the first time.

Gallery Collaborations in ACK is a unique way to get work done

One of the best things about ACK is the Gallery Collaborations area. It’s where 26 Japanese galleries and 27 foreign galleries put on shows together. Gallery Crèvecoeur and Shibunkaku put on a show by the Austrian artist Ernst Yohji Jaeger as an example of how they could work together to make new and interesting shows.

Art Collaboration Kyoto (ACK) Third Edition: Wraps Up with "Consistent Sales"

What Group Art Fairs Will Be Like in the Future

ACK’s original idea of putting together shows with galleries from other countries was praised by Tokutaro Yamauchi writing for Shibunkaku. His wish was that they would continue to work together in the future. It’s easier for art lovers to get to know Kyoto when places from Japan and other countries work together. Kyoto is a very famous city, especially in the fall.

Meetings in Kyoto: Showing Off the Culture There

As part of “Kyoto Meetings,” 11 places showed works that deeply rooted in the history and culture of Kyoto. This part of the show was also cool. The unique atmosphere and long history of Kyoto made artists like Dike Blair and Japanese stars Muku Kobayashi and Rina Matsudaira want to show their work there.

How important it is for artists to work together in ACK

Théophile Geffrin, who runs Almine Rech, talked about how ACK unique shared idea sets it apart from other art shows. For their first time taking part, working with the Kotaro Nukaga host gallery in Tokyo helped them get past language and cultural barriers. It also helped them meet new customers in Tokyo who were important to them. And then, some people thought it was very important to learn about the slow pace of the Japanese art market and spend time getting to know people.

Things to Come and Tax Breaks

Another great thing about Art Collaboration Kyoto is that because the fair is safe, foreign vendors don’t have to pay Japan’s 10% sales tax. This extra cash makes things easier for places, which lets them show the work of new artists at fair prices. Because ACK well-run and cares about money, it makes places more willing to take risks, which helps new artists get their work shown.

ACK: A Look Ahead to the Year 2024

Making art with each other Tokyo has already said that it will happen again. The next one will take place from November 1st to 3rd, 2024. For galleries, the fair is still a great way to get into the Japanese art marke. It happen because promotes teamwork, has unique items, and provides helpful payment options. ACK has a unique way of making a platform that helps the Japanese art market and inspires artists to work together. And then, this is proof that art can really bring people from different places together and unite groups.