Open today: Landmark 5th edition of PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai | PHOTOFAIRS

Open today: Landmark 5th edition of PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai

 © JOSEPH CHEN, Chongking Detour, 2018. Film still. Image Courtesy of the artist and Videotage (Hong Kong)


Are you interested in collecting contemporary photography, rubbing shoulders with leading Chinese and international artists, curators and gallerists, and learning more about the dynamic and expanding photography market?

If so, we are delighted to announce that PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai is officially open from today, running over the weekend until Sunday September 23, 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.

It 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, says: “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 Fair since 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.”