PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai – Public Program highlights

© CHEN WEI, Lost Hotel, 2016, ShanghArt Gallery (Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore)

Returning for its fourth year, PHOTOFAIRS is delighted to announce highlights of the public program for PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai. The dialogue surrounding the importance of collecting is underlined throughout the public programming with Conversations and Insights.

The Conversations talks program will focus on the art of collecting and the role of the private and public museums in developing the photography market in Asia Pacific. The full program will be announced this summer. 

Insights | A Colour Explosion is a curated exhibition of museum-quality works for private sale. The exhibition will trace the influence of pioneering artists such as William Eggleston (CAMERA WORK, Berlin) and Harry Callahan (Robert Mann Gallery, New York) on the next generation of contemporary artists including Jiang Pengyi (Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong), Andrea Good (Galerie Stephan Witschi, Zurich), Shen Wei (Flowers Gallery, London & New York) and Robert Zhao (ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, Beijing & Singapore).

© ANDREA GOOD, ES WARD ES WIRD I Drahtwerk Bözingen VII Taubenlochschlucht, 2011 Courtesy of Galerie Stephan Witschi (Zurich)

Following the success at PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco in January 2017, we are introducing Staged to the Shanghai Program.

Staged: Exploring the relationship between photography and other art forms is a unique and experimental platform that will showcase large-scale works that transcend the boundaries of photography from artists who approach the medium in new ways using installation art, video and performance. The program will include a range of works, from renowned contemporary artistic duo Birdhead (ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, Beijing & Singapore) who will present ‘Welcome to Birdhead’ a photographic installation through to a special exhibition of key South Korean artists including Won Seoung-Won and Han Sungpil held in the private collection of the Museum of Photography Seoul.

The full Staged program will be announced this summer.

The Collectors' Exhibition
For the first time, a special exhibition will offer a curated insight into the private acquisitions of powerful art collectors David Chau (Cc Foundation), Adrian Cheng (K11 Art Foundation), Thomas Shao (Modern Media Group), and Jenny Wang (Fosun Foundation). Ranked among the top collectors in China, the carefully curated exhibition from the collectors’ archives highlights the active interest, energy and commitment to buying photography and moving image. The exhibition will feature works by Wolfgang Tillmans, Cindy Sherman, Araki Nobuyoshi, Yang Fudong and Geng Jianyi amongst others.
 

PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai will run September 8-10, 2017 at Shanghai Exhibition Center.