NEWS: PHOTOFAIRS | Public Program embraces the experimental nature of photography | PHOTOFAIRS

NEWS: PHOTOFAIRS | Public Program embraces the experimental nature of photography

Ho Rui An, Green Screen. 

PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai today announces its program highlights and gallery list for its sixth edition which will take place at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre from September 20-22 with Presenting Partner Porsche.

Since its beginning, PHOTOFARS | Shanghai has provided an unparalleled platform for collectors and audiences across Asia Pacific to revisit the history of photography and to be challenged to redefine the medium’s boundaries.  Recognizing photography as a changing and developing art form, the Fair presents moving images, installations, videos, digital art, sculptures and performance alongside classic masterpieces and still works.

This is clearly reflected throughout the Fair’s 2019 public program which emphasizes the experimental features of photography, encouraging new approaches and ideas through special exhibitions, installations and new commissions by some of the most exciting artists working in the medium today.  


JOHANNES WOHNSEIFER, Polaroid Painting_1033, 2018.  Courtesy of KÖNIG Galerie (Berlin & London)

Staged , powered by Ocula  

Staged is a curated initiative that spotlights artists working at the cutting-edge of photography.  Placed throughout the Fair, Staged 2019 is powered by Ocula and features Michael Najjar (BANK, Shanghai), Li Binyuan (Rén Space, Shanghai) and Johannes Wohnseifer (KÖNIG Galerie, Berling & London), amongst others.  


MOTOYUKI SHITAMICHI, Torii #11 Changchun, China. Courtesy of the Artist.

Insights | Fieldwork

Curated by Claire Shea (deputy Director, Para Site, Hong Kong), Insights announced today that it will bring together a diverse collection of artists from across East Asia/Asia Pacific who use photography and new media to challenge the conventional theme of landscape including Yang Yuanyuan, Motoyuki Shitamichi, Lau Wai and Tan Lijie.


SUN XUN, A War About Chinese Words, 2005. © Sun Xun and University of Salford Art Collection, Salford.


Collectors' Exhibition | Taking the Leap

The 2019 Collectors' Exhibition focuses on digital and Chinese contemporary art, selected by celebrated Hong Kong curator Ying Kwok.  Artistic highlights include Cao Fei, Sun Xun, Mishka Henner and duo Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead. 


For further information please view visit Staged, Insights, Collectors' Exhibition or click here  to read the full press release.