Building upon its success over the last five years, PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghaiopens today at the Shanghai Exhibition Center. It runs until Sunday 23 September with Presenting Partner Porsche.
As Asia Pacific’s leading destination for discovering and collecting photography, PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai offers unique access to some of China, Korea, Japan, Europe and North America’s most compelling artists through its highly curated gallery presentations and a critically acclaimed five-part public program.
With the growing global confidence in the Chinese art market and wider Asia Pacific collector base, the Fair delivers a vital platform for galleries from across the region to be seen internationally, and for galleries from around the world to enter the Chinese market.
PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai is celebrated for its focus on progressive artwork and supports galleries pushing the boundaries of photography. The 2018 edition features 55 leading dealers from 15 countries and 27 cities, with 80% hailing from Asia Pacific. Alongside classic masterpieces, visitors will enjoy contemporary photography in all its forms; large-scale installations, moving image and new technologies from more than 150 Chinese and international artists.
The Fair is supported by Shanghai’s leading museums including the Fosun Foundation, HOW Museum, OCaT Shanghai, Yuz Museum and Shanghai Centre for Photography, each presenting significant exhibitions dedicated to artists working in photography, making this week in September a landmark event within the cultural calendar.
Georgia Griffiths, PHOTOFAIRS Group Fair Director, comments: “I am really looking forward to the 5th edition of PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai. A fair is made by its galleries and the list this year is stronger than ever –from galleries who have been with the Fairsince its launch in 2014 through to today’s most exciting new programmes in China, Asia Pacific and across the world. PHOTOFAIRS is proud to provide a genuine international platform for photography in Asia Pacific, and to give greater visibility to Chinese artists working across the photographic medium.”
For more information: https://www.photofairs.org/shanghai
Shanghai Exhibition Center
Nanjing W Rd, NanJing XiLu, Jingan Qu, Shanghai Shi, Chine, 200000
September 20, 2018 to September 23, 2018