Ben Zank, Assisted Living, 2017. Courtesy of ALTER Gallery (Shanghai)
Photofairs Shanghai has announced its exhibition program and the list of 50 galleries from around the world for its sixth edition, which will take place at the Shanghai Exhibition Center from September 20 to 22.
Since its inception, Photofairs Shanghai has provided an unparalleled platform for collectors and audiences throughout East Asia, at Photofairs Shanghai we can find great works of classical photography and new proposals called to redefine the limits of photography as a changing art form and in development, Photofairs Shanghai will present moving images, installations, videos, digital art, sculptures and presentations along with classic masterpieces.
Ben Zank, Agoraphilia, 2017. Courtesy of Alter Gallery (Shanghai)
Imagen superior: Adrian Sauer, Fairy lights, 2009. Courtesy of Klemm's (Berlin)
This is clearly reflected in the entire public program of Photofairs Shanghai 2019 that emphasizes the experimental characteristics of photography, fostering new approaches and ideas through special exhibitions and installations of the most interesting artists working today.
Staged is a curated initiative that highlights the most avant-garde artists. Located throughout Shanghai Photofairs, Staged 2019 presents:Chen Dazhi (Three Shadows Gallery +3, Beijing and Xiamen), whose photography evokes the visualization of spirits through the dimensions of time and space.
Sameer Tawde, Holy Boulevard. Courtesy of UP Gallery (Hsinchu City)
Stéphane Couturier, "Melting Point" Series, Salvador de Bahia, 2013. Courtesy of Les Douches Gallery (Paris)
Exhibition Taking the leap. It is an exhibition of the Art Collection of the University of Salford in the United Kingdom, focusing on contemporary digital Chinese art, the works have been selected by the famous curator of Hong Kong Ying Kwok.
With the Taking the Leap exhibition, Kwok challenges collectors and the public to get away from their comfort zone and demonstrates how to collect digital works of art presenting such exciting artists like Cao Fei, Sun Xun, Mishka Henner or the duo Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead.
The exhibition also hopes to inspire collectors to commission artists to create new works. Proving this point, the often censored female multimedia artist, Lu Yang, has been curated to create a new photographic light box that will be shown at the exhibition and will then become part of the Salford University Art Collection.
Text & Image : Neo2 / Post on 13 September, 2019