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Chinese Photography Now! in San Francisco


Chinese Photography Now! in San Francisco
PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco 2017. Image Courtesy of PHOTOFAIRS

Tucked away in the West Coast of San Francisco, PHOTOFAIRS is back with yet another exciting fair dedicated to the medium of photography! 

The second edition of PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco will be open to public from February 23 - 25, 2018 at Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason -- expecting collectors, curators and anticipating viewers all across the board to gather around an extensive range of the most stunning collectible contemporary photography and moving images, produced by both emerging and recognized artists world-wide.

M97 Gallery at the 2017 San Francisco fair. Image Courtesy of PHOTOFAIRS

"Home" (2017) by Gohar Dashti. Image Courtesy of PHOTOFAIRS

The fair will feature new and globally significant galleries, to name a few, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, KLV projects, SAGE, Rademakers Gallery, Christine Park Gallery, present at their booths to showcase a promising selection of works not to be missed! Reputed galleries including Robert Mann Gallery, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery and PACE Gallery will also return from Shanghai editions to share their favourite pieces after closing strong sales back in September 2017. 

"Lost Hotel" (2016) by Chen Wei. Image Courtesy of PHOTOFAIRS

This year, the fair has partnered up with San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) to present a special exhibition - Chinese Photography Now! - focusing on Chinese contemporary photography in the international market. ShanghART Gallery alongside other galleries like M97Three Shadows + 3 and Tang Feng Gallery, will be presenting a group of Chinese & Taiwanese talents that will also be making their debut at the fair amongst others. These artists include Birdhead, Chen Wei, Luo Bonian, Chen Xiaoyun, South Ho Siu Nam, Jiang Pengyi, Wang Wusheng as well as Taiwanese artist Chang Ling, whose photography works are thriving well on the market. 

The directors of PHOTOFAIRS believe that this collaboration will certainly initiate a meaningful relationship with the instituition to support and elevate photography and its community together. The goal is to not only contextualize the medium through their cutting-edge exhibitions and talks program, but in hopes to also broaden their outlooks in the Asia Pacific region.

"No Kidding, Sometimes He Believes Nonsense with Guilty." (2012) By Chen Xiaoyun.
Image Courtesy of PHOTOFAIRS

"Into Light II" (2007-2008) by South Ho Siu Nam.
Image Courtesy of PHOTOFAIRS and Blindspot Gallery

All proceeds and funds raised from the exhibition will benefit and help to expand the SFMOMA’s permanent collection through the generous acquisition support of PHOTOFAIRS; A selection that will represent the diversity of non-Western photographic production, in addition to the existing concentration of American and European photographs.

Crowd at last year's fair in San Francisco. Image Courtesy of PHOTOFAIRS

PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco 2017. Image Courtesy of PHOTOFAIRS

Keep a look out for their amazing curation on the First Look opening night event on Thursday, February 22! The wise pairing of PHOTOFAIRS and SFMOMA seems a hopeful prospect for the photography community and is anticipated to be a worthwhile exhibition.



'PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco: Chinese Photography Now!' will be open for viewing from February 23 - 25, 2018 at the Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason, 2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco CA 94123. Check out their website here for more information!

Any views or opinions in the post are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the company or contributors.

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