The cutting edge contemporary art fair dedicated to the photographic medium returns to the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason in San Francisco from Thursday, February 22nd – Sunday, February 25, 2018. The fair’s international focus and boutique curation create an excellent environment to discover and collect innovative works of art.
Highlights include new work by artists Alec Soth (Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis); the West Coast debut of French visual artist Noémie Goudal (Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris); a female-focused presentation featuring Ruth van Beek and Eva Stenram from The Ravestijn Gallery (Amsterdam). Mandy Barker (East Wing, Doha), and Cuban artist Abelardo Morell (Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York & Zurich) will present works at the fair in addition to speaking in the Fair’s Conversations program. The 2018 edition of PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco will feature the debut of a roster of globally significant galleries including: Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve (Paris), Les Filles du Calvaire (Paris), Parrotta (Cologne), Rademakers Gallery (Amsterdam), SAGE (Paris) and Tang Feng Gallery (Miaoli City).
PHOTOFAIRS is committed to presenting work from both the Asian and Latin American markets at its San Francisco fair. Collectors will be introduced to new artists and galleries such as ShanghART Gallery (Beijing, Shanghai & Singapore) who will debut in San Francisco with works from contemporary Chinese artists Birdhead, Chen Wei and Jiang Pengyi. Fellow Chinese artists Shen Wei (Flowers Gallery, New York & London), Luo Bonian, RongRong and Wang Wusheng (Three Shadows + 3 Gallery, Beijing & Xiamen) will also be presented.
Mexican artists Ricardo Nicolayevsky and Tania Franco-Klein will be presented for the first time in San Francisco by Almanaque (Mexico City). Collecting photography from Latin American countries will also be discussed in-depth by international curators as part of the Conversations talks program.
The 2018 public program will also include Insights, a curated exhibition of museum quality pieces available for private sale. Using the theme “The Poetry of Silence”, local West Coast artists Tammy Rae Carland, John Chiara, Erica Deeman and Klea McKenna will be presented alongside 20th century masters of the photographic medium.
Full schedule and exhibitors’ list available at https://www.photofairs.org/
Festival Pavilion | Fort Mason
2 Marina Boulevard San Francisco, CA 94123, USA
February 23, 2018 to February 25, 2018