With its focus on discovering artists who challenge what photography means today, the fair is regarded as the home for ‘cutting-edge’ photography.
Emerging and established artists from Peng Yun and Chen Wei to Robert Mapplethorpe and Wolfgang Tillmans will be brought together in ambitious, museum-quality presentations.
‘PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai is the most important and prestigious gateway for collectors and enthusiasts in Asia to embrace this dynamic medium in art,’ said Lu Xun, Art collector and Director of Sifang Art Museum, China.
From Chinese talents, new and old, the fair will also include historically important presentations of Zhang Hai’er, Henri Cartier Bresson, Marc Riboud and Alexander Rodchenko.
This year will also see the inclusion of several new galleries like Tasveer from Bangalore, who will showcase London-based photographer Karen Knorr, while Chinese specialists Longmen Art Projects will be presenting the hauntingly poetic street observations of American-Chinese photographer, Daniel Lee Postaer.
For the first time, the fair will host a specially-curated exhibition of works from some of China’s most prominent collectors’ archives.
David Chau (Cc Foundation), Adrian Cheng (K11 Art Foundation), Thomas Shao (Modern Media Group), and Jenny Wang (Fosun Foundation) are each committed to buying photography and moving image, and this showcase – featuring works by Cindy Sherman and Nobuyoshi Araki among others – will give a unique insight into the importance of private acquisition.
Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect to see
PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai is at the Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, 1000 Yan’an Road, near Tongren Road from Friday September 8 to Sunday September 10, 2017.
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