Made in collaboration with designer/publisher Craig Mod and artist Nobumasa Takahashi, Art Space Tokyo is a 272-page guidebook to the most distinctive museums and galleries in Tokyo, and their surrounding neighborhoods.
We wanted to break away from the conventional idea of a guidebook full of glossy pictures, and instead give readers an in-depth look at the stories behind these art spaces. The book is a compilation of interviews with the directors and curators of each space, as well other figures ranging from collectors to art fair organizers and artists. It also contains six essays on subjects ranging from changes in the 1990s art scene to the syntax of Tokyo's graffiti.
In 2012 we published the book on Kindle, iBooks and Nook platforms. We have also made the complete contents available online at read.artspacetokyo.com, with a greatly expanded timeline and appendices. Art Space Tokyo is now more than just a book: it's an ever-growing online resource on the Japanese art world.