JINGART closed its second edition on Sunday, 2 June, bringing together 41 leading international and Chinese galleries and driving consistent sales to collectors. Founded by the team of ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair in 2018, JINGART showcases museum-grade works of modern and contemporary art and design, furniture, fine jewelry, decorative arts and more.
Uniquely positioned to offer access to the beating heart of China’s art market and the dynamism and diversity of culture in its capital city, domestic gallerists ShanghART Gallery (Beijing, Shanghai), Beijing Commune (Beijing), Hive Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing), Pekin Fine Arts (Beijing) and Soka Art (Beijing) exhibited alongside internationally renowned dealers, David Zwirner (Hong Kong, London, New York), Hauser & Wirth (Gstaad, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Somerset, St. Moritz, Zurich), Galerie Perrotin (Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo), PACE (New York, London, Hong Kong, Beijing, Geneva, Palo Alto, Seoul), Gallery ALL (Beijing, Los Angeles), Ota Fine Arts (Tokyo, Shanghai) and Whitestone Gallery (Hong Kong, Karuizawa, Taipei, Tokyo).
For its second edition, JINGART relocated to the historic Beijing Exhibition Centre - completed in 1954 in the Sino-Soviet style. The move echoes the atmosphere of its sister fair, ART021’s venue, Shanghai Exhibition Centre and provided new and returning exhibitors with the grandeur and scale to complement the objects on exhibit.
Significant sales included; Whitestone Gallery, which made a number of important sales on the first day of the fair, including a Yayoi Kusama Infinity Net (2000) in the range of US$770,000, and a 2018 Tadaaki Kuwayama in the range of US$150,000. In their solo exhibition of Takesada Matsutani, Hauser & Wirth reported the sales of a 1987 Paravent at US$450,000 to a major Chinese museum, Deux cercles J-10, 2016 for US$60,000 and Untitled, 2016 for US$22,000. David Zwirner reported sales of works by Francis Alÿs, Stan Douglas, Oscar Murillo and Alice Neel to private collectors and institutions. Triumph Gallery sold a work by Ding Yi, Appearance of Crosses 95-28, 1995 in the range of CN¥1,400,000 - 1,500,000 (US$200,000 - 215,000). PACE sold a work by Yin Xiuzhen, whose work is currently on view in “May You Live in Interesting Times”, curated by Ralph Rugoff at the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale; and a work by Liu Jianhua.
Lin & Lin Gallery (Taiwan) reported healthy sales, selling out their solo exhibition of Zhao Zhao within the first few hours. Gallery Director, David Lin, reported sales to collectors from across Europe, East and Southeast Asia. ShangART reported the sale of two photographic works; Yang Fudong’s Ms. Huang at M last night No. 8, 2006 in the price range of CN¥250,000 (US$36,000) and a photography by Yan Bing. Hive Contemporary Art Center reported healthy sales at JINGART, including Zhu Zhengmin’s The Cloud for CN¥240,000 (US$34,000); Leng Guangmin’s Ripples at CN¥125,000 (US$18,000); two works by Yu Linhan in the range of CN¥82,000 (US$11,000); three works by Xia Yu ranging from CN¥32,000-180,000 (US$4,000- 26,000); and two works by Ji Xin in the range of CN¥30,000 – 80,000 (US$4,000- 11,000). Galleria Continua reported ten sales which included; Giovanni Ozzola’s I Dream of You at CN¥130,00 (US$18,000), three works by Loris Cecchini in the range of CN¥17,500 – 52,000 (US$2,500-7,500) and other works by Hans Op de Beeck and Yang Guangnan.
Further, significant sales were made across design and jewellery exhibitors. Gallery ALL sold two works by Human Since 1982 in the range of CN¥75,000 - 270,000 (US$10,000-36,000) and an edition of Lei Yan’s Colour Wheel Rug/ Tapestry (TJ16022), 2016 for CN¥95,000 (US$13,000). Feng.J Haute Joaillerie reported the sale of 14 pieces, all in the range of CN¥200,000 (US$28,000).
“JINGART offers great platform for us to showcase our gallery program and the latest update of our artists. We could really meet local collectors from Beijing who may not attend other regional fairs. In addition, the fair has made significant contribution to nurturing the collector community and art audience in China. We look forward to coming back next year.”
“We are very happy to be a part of JINGART, even though we have 14 galleries worldwide this is our first foray into Mainland China. The collectors and general audience have been very positive. We look forward to deepening our relationships with mainland clients as well as developing new friendships. We have a lot of confidence in the JINGART team and look forward to more opportunities to collaborate.”
JINGART is the best high-end art fair in Beijing. It shows great potential even though it is in its second edition this year. This also gives a significant impetus to the art environment in Beijing. All the very best wishes to JINGART and the team!
“JINGART one of our most successful fairs worldwide. It has a very high concentration of Chinese art collectors, many of which with a growing interested in contemporary design. This year we met returning faces from JINGART's inaugural year, as well as new faces, that have come back to collect more from us. Interior designers are starting to attend the fair - a very new trend - to acquire pieces for their spaces.”
“We appreciate that JINGART is exquisitely diverse and reaches suitable collectors. As a jeweler exhibitor for first time here, It has brought surprise to us.”
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