PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai - Staged Program announced

© SARA OSCAR, Nauru outlook blue line. Courtesy of Australian Centre for Photography (Sydney)

PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai, Asia Pacific’s most authoritative platform on contemporary photography, confirms the leading artists and institutions from around the world who will participate in its inaugural Staged program. Focused on the relationship between photography and other art forms, Staged is a curated initiative that spotlights artists working with installation art, sculpture, video, performance and painting to reinterpret photography.

Featured artists include Zhang Huan (Pace Gallery, New York, London, Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Palo Alto & Paris), Birdhead (ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, Beijing & Singapore), Hang Sunpil (The Museum of Photography, Seoul) and He Chengyao (Himalayas Museum, Shanghai) alongside prominent institutions such as Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne and Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris. All use photography to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

© BIRDHEAD, Welcome to Birdhead World Again 2016, Courtesy of ShanghART (Shanghai, Beijing & Singapore)

Transcending the traditional art fair stand, the Staged interventions will appear throughout PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai offering visitors key sites of discovery throughout the fair. It will be the first time many of the pieces have been shown in China, giving collectors and buyers from across Asia Pacific a unique opportunity to discover new work.

For the full list of participating artists and institutions please go to our Staged program page here.