With less than one month until the opening of its fourth edition, PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai today announces the prominent Chinese collectors and their artworks for its new Collectors’ Exhibition alongside the complete 2017 gallery list. The fair’s Presenting Partner, Porsche, also announces the debut of its ‘Fascination’ exhibition.
Collectors’ Exhibition: Telling Tales, powered by De Beers
The Collectors’ Exhibition, powered by De Beers, presents four of China’s most influential art collectors – Adrian Cheng (K11 Art Foundation), David Chau (Cc Foundation), Jenny Wang (Fosun Foundation) and Thomas Shao (Modern Media Group)– each of whom has given unprecedented access to their private collections.
Exhibition curator Erin Barnett (Director of Collections and Exhibitions, International Center of Photography, New York) describes the show as “a unique opportunity to see photographic and video works from some of China, Japan and Europe’s most compelling artists”. It is the first time these collections have been seen together publicly.
See more information on the Collectors’ Exhibition here
Conversations talks and events
For a greater understanding of the work within the Collectors’ Exhibition, all four collectors and curator Erin Barnett will feature in the fair’s much anticipated program titled Conversations.
In addition, several of the Collectors’ Exhibition artists will give talks during the fair and will be sold by the fair’s galleries. This includes contemporary artist Jiang Pengyi (seen in Jenny Wang’s collection) whose work is also featured in the Insights exhibition courtesy of Blindspot Gallery (Hong Kong), and Yang Fudong(collected by both David Chau and Thomas Shao) who is included in the stand presentation of ShanghART Gallery (Shanghai, Beijing & Singapore).
See the full Conversations program here
2017 gallery list
Fifty galleries and institutions spanning 16 counties and 28 cities are now confirmed for PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai 2017, making it the most international edition to date. The fair focuses on artistic presentation that challenge the traditional understanding of the photographic medium.
See the full gallery list here
Presenting Partner Porsche to debut ‘Fascination’
Porsche’s constant pursuit of the perfect sports car is driven by its passion for it. This heritage has been regarded as a cultural icon by its fans. Porsche will show visitors the story behind the ‘fascination’ for the brand through a unique four-part exhibition at PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai.
See more from the Partners exhibition here
Tickets for the fourth edition of PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai are on sale now.