Program highlights and the gallery list have been released for the sixth edition of PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai which is held in September.
© Chen Dazhi, Crevice. Courtesy of Three Shadows +3 Gallery. One of the images from the Staged collection.
This year’s event, which takes place between 20 and 22 September in the Shanghai Exhibition Centre, will highlight the experimental nature of photography and recognise photography as a changing and developing art form. The Fair presents moving images, installations, videos, digital art, sculptures and performance alongside classic masterpieces and still works.
Staged, a curated initiative that spotlights artists working at the cutting-edge of photography, will place images at various locations throughout the fair. In a newly commissioned exhibition, titled Fieldwork, Para Site (Hong Kong) will bring together a diverse collection of artists from across East Asia/Asia Pacific who use photography and new media to challenge the conventional theme of landscape. Artworks from the UK’s University of Salford Art Collection, which focuses on digital and Chinese contemporary art, have been selected by celebrated Hong Kong curator Ying Kwok for the 2019 Collectors’ Exhibition. As announced earlier this year, the 2019 public program will also see two Mainland China debuts: Marina Abramović’s legendary series “The Lovers” (1988) in the Spotlight exhibition and a solo presentation of work by French artist Noemie Goudal (Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris), winner of the Fair’s inaugural Exposure Award powered by MODERN EYE.
Early bird tickets are available now. Click here for more information.