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PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai: Embracing the Edge of Photography

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PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai: Embracing the Edge of Photography
© HU RUI, Metropolitan Triangle Garden (still), 2015. Courtesy of Videotage (Hong Kong)

This is the sixth edition of PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai, returning from September 20 to September 22, 2019, with the Collectors’ Preview on September 19, 2019. The fair, happening at the Shanghai Exhibition Center, is Asia Pacific's leading platform for collectable fine art photography and moving image. Yearly, they receive an audience of influential collectors, curators and visitors from around the world. 

The sixth edition will open with an inspiring Public Program combining new approaches to photography and modern masterpieces with exhibitions, commissions and a new award celebrating emerging photographic talent. 
 

© Giovanni Ozzola. Fallen Blossom - Svizzera, 2017. Courtesy of Galleria Continua (San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, Havana)

In March 2019, PHOTOFAIRS launched the inaugural Exposure Award to any gallery with a solo presentation of experimental work who had not previously shown at the fair. They recevied worldwide submissions, and judges selected works from Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire (Paris), by visual artist Noémie Goudal. Chosen for its bold concept and visual elegance, the planned installation will bring together works from three of Goudal’s recent series. 

The judging panel also commended three standout submissions by Galerie 127 (Morocco) with artist Carolle Benitah, One Way Art (Beijing) with artist Ding Shiwei and MARYMARY projects (New York) with artist Patricia Voulgaris.
 

© Carolle Benitah, Teen - He does not say I'm pretty, Photo-memories, Moroccan Childhood, Courtesy of Gallery 127, Morocco. (left) © Patricia Voulgaris, Braid, Fragments, 2013, Courtesy of MARYMARY projects, New York. (middle) © Ding Shiwei, Loading, 2017, Courtesy of One Way Art, Beijing. (right)


PHOTOFAIRS is Asia Pacific’s leading destination for discovering and collecting photo-based works. It is recognized for celebrating artists working at the very edges of photography, throughout history and today.

The 2019 edition of PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai will feature works by household names including Marina Abramović, Yang Fudong, Vivian Maier and Robert Mapplethorpe alongside exciting presentations by Cory Arcangel, James Casebere, Xyza Cruz Bacani, Pieter Hugo, Idris Khan, Mariko Mori and Adrian Sauer and the debut of new works by Jiang Pengyi, Wu Chi-Tsung, Lu Yang and Chen Wei. 
 

© Uldus Bakhtiozina, All that managed to find in the last five kissel rivers, 2017.  Courtesy of Anna Nova Gallery (St Petersburg)

© PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai Installation Shot. Courtesy of James Ambrose

"The photography market in Asia has seen an unprecedented burst of activity in recent years, regional institutions and private collectors, having finally recognised the significance of photography as a visual medium, are now making serious acquisitions of top-tier historic and contemporary work." - Christopher Philips, Independent Curator, New York.
 

PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai will be held at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre from September 20-22, 2019. 
For more information: www.photofairs.org 
 


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