A Expanding Platform for Photography and Moving Picture in Asia: PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai — round-up

PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai Happened over the weekend, Using over 50 galleries from 28 Unique cities exhibiting at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre.

A platform for photographs and moving picture, the 2017 edition has been encouraged by Presenting Partner Porsche and watched over 30,000 visitors through its doors.  

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<p>Established in 2014, PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai is a  major commercial platform for photography from Asia.  Its edition included of its gallery demonstration, for being both artistically praised diverse and concentrated, along with a collection of exhibitions and projects.  This season proved to be the largest and most prosperous effort yet, with notable collectors and curators Simon Baker (Tate Modern, London), Jefferson Hack (NOWNESS), Qiao Zhibing (Qiao Space, Shanghai) and also  Adrian Cheng (K11 Art Foundation, Shanghai) in presence.</p>
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<p>Among Asia’s most diverse presentations on photography and moving picture, participating galleries comprised Robert Mann Gallery (New York), Magnum Photo (London) and ShanghART Gallery (Shanghai, Singapore, Beijing).</p>
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<p>Its most global iteration up to now, a highlight this season comprised  “Staged”, a curated initiative that examines   the relationship between photographs and other mediums, such as sculpture, installation, performance and painting.  Relevant artists have been  spotlighted in different “chapters” around the fair space.</p>
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<p>The fair also considered the historic development of colour photography via  “Insights | A Color Explosion: The growth of Contemporary Photography”, with works by internationally famous photographers such as William Eggleston, Harry Callahan and Luigi Ghirri.</p>
<p>The fair was commended by curators and figures from the world.   “The fourth edition of PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai demonstrated a new period of maturity,” remarked curator Christopher Phillips:</p>
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<p>The combination of Asian galleries and those from other parts of the world struck a balance.  The special exhibits revealed that Asian artists and collectors have reached a level of elegance.  And certainly, everyone at the fair noticed the presence of American and European museums and collectors curators, who all seemed to be planning major acquisitions of Chinese photography”</p>
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<p>Similarly, Jean-François Dubos (Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris) commented on the absence of ‘déjà vu’ inside the gallery demonstration and also the fair’s talks programme, providing visitors an opportunity to unearth “fresh discoveries from the contemporary Chinese art scene”.</p>
<p>Offering feedback to PHOTOFAIRS galleries agreed the selection of collector’s attending to the fair, and also that the fourth edition of this art fair revealed a scope of  the public’s appreciation for contemporary photography.   As Magnum Photos explains,</p>
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<p>The fair provides us a platform to develop and create relationships and expand our work using the market.  It’s wonderful how engaged people are like photography is exploding as a business in China, also it feels.</p>
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<p>These feelings have been  consolidated from Georgia Griffiths, PHOTOFAIRS Group Fair Director, who spoke to<em> Art Radar</em>:</p>
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<div>We are delighted to see such a passionate response to our programming and galleries this season.  Earnings across the board to collectors and regional and international curators proves that marketing China for photography is much more powerful than ever before.  Highlights of this year’s fair included an expanded public programme using new segments of revolutionary contemporary photography such as   <i>Staged,</i> and distinctive presentations of work from contemporary musicians Birdhead and Liu Shiyuan.  </div>
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<div>Other functions sold include video function from Yang Yongliang, and bits by Daido Moriyama, Wang Wusheng, Liang Xiu, Wang Man and Zhang Kechun.  </div>
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<p>Calibre and as the range of musicians’ labour and visitor admiration, the honest has been entice museum curators and collectors, developing vital client bases.  As Leo Xu Projects (Shanghai) explains, “Having noticed the fair grow over the last few years, I’m very happy to be here since it offers an extremely concentrated environment and matches my should fulfill a new customer base.”</p>
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<p>Blindspot Gallery from Hong Kong agreed, commenting on how this season there have been lots more museum professionals and curators than previous years.</p>
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