2017 PHOTOFAIRS|Shanghai

This September, Photofairs Shanghai returns to China for the fourth year to celebrate the art of the photographic medium. Taking place at the Shanghai Exhibition Center from 8-10 September 2017, the fair is widely recognized as Asia Pacific’s home for cutting-edge photography and a key driver of China’s maturing photography market. Ambitious, museum-quality presentations throughout the 2017 edition will bring together emerging and established artists who push the boundaries of the photographic medium, and challenge the notion of what photography can be. With this sole focus on photography, Photofairs Shanghai offers collectors, curators and visitors from across the Asia Pacific region an unparalleled site of discovery.
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2017 PHOTOFAIRS|Shanghai

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This September, PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai returns to China for the fourth year to celebrate the art of the photographic medium. Taking place at the Shanghai Exhibition Center from 8-10 September 2017, the fair is widely recognised as Asia Pacific’s home for cutting-edge photography and a key driver of China’s maturing photography market.

Ambitious, museum-quality presentations throughout the 2017 edition will bring together emerging and established artists who push the boundaries of the photographic medium, and challenge the notion of what photography can be. With this sole focus on photography, PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai offers collectors, curators and visitors from across the Asia Pacific region an unparalleled site of discovery. The fourth edition of PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai will be supported by Porsche as the fair’s Presenting Partner.

PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai 2017 will feature the artwork of photography masters, including Robert Mapplethorpe, Henri Cartier Bresson, Edward Weston, Marc Riboud, Roman Signer, Alexander Rodchenko, Wolfgang Tillmans, Cindy Sherman, Zeng Fanzhi, Zhang Hai'er, giving Asia Pacific collectors and buyers access to leading artists. Fourteen countries are already represented across the gallery list. The full line up will be announced this summer.

 

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© PENG YUN, Summer of Xiao Duo's 1-09, 2009. Courtesy of Vanguard Gallery (Shanghai)

 

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©Yang Yongliang, Endless Streams, 2017. Courtesy of Mathew Liu Fine Arts (Shanghai)

 

© HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON. Courtesy of Time Space Gallery (Beijing)

© HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON. Courtesy of Time Space Gallery (Beijing)

 

Featured exhibitions and public programmes of PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai:

-- Staged: 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.

-- Collectors' Exhibition: 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).

-- Conversations: focus on the art of collecting and the role of the private and public museums in the developing the photography market in Asia Pacific.

-- Insights: 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).

Following Shanghai, PHOTOFAIRS will move to San Francisco. The second edition in the city will open January 26-28, 2018 at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion and will feature many of the artists and galleries shown in China. Gallery applications are now open.

 

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© HARRY CALLAHAN, Chicago 1951. Courtesy of Robert Mann Gallery (New York)

 

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© ROBERT ZHAO, Bee Trap, 2014. Courtesy of ShanghART Gallery (Shanghai, Beijing & Singapore)

  

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© Fan Xi, The Tree No. 2, 2015. Courtesy of Gallery Yang (Beijing)

 

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PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai is Asia Pacific’s leading contemporary art fair dedicated to photography and moving image. The fair offers international galleries, collectors and curators a unique experience in one of Asia’s most dynamic cities.

For further information, please see photofairs.org.

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