Kaikai Kiki is calling for entries for GEISAI #12, the twelfth flagship edition of their unique artist-led art fair. GEISAI allows artists to present their work in a directly to the buying public in a professional and high energy art market. During the day long fair, a panel of influential art figures and professionals will tour the hundreds of exhibitors and award prizes to a select few. Held twice a year in Tokyo, and recently expanded to Miami, GEISAI in its last edition presented more than 1,200 artists and saw a crowd of 12,000 of contemporary art enthusiasts. Space is limited for GEISAI #12, and booth registration is available online on a first-come-first-serve basis. Artists of all nationalities working in any medium are invited to purchase booths. Applicants need only to register
by Tuesday,January 13, 2009, and be able to present original artworks on-site in Tokyo on the day of the fair.
GEISAI ChairmanTakashi Murakami - The artist-led art enterprise Kaikai Kiki was founded by Takashi Murakami in 2001, and evolved from its predecessor, the Hiropon Factory. Its goals as an enterprise include the production and promotion of artwork, the management and support of select artists, general management of events and projects, and the production and promotion of merchandise. With bases in Japan's Motoazabu, Tokyo (head office); Iruma, Asaka,Miyoshi (studio); and in Long Island City, New York, Kaikai Kiki is a unique organization looking to the future to broaden the horizons and practices of contemporary art. For more information on Kaikai Kiki, please visit http://english.kaikaikiki.co.jp/For more information on GEISAI, please visit http://us.geisai.net