Photo Shanghai 2015
Fair: 11 Sep – 13 Sep 2015
Thu 10 Sep 16:00 - 21:00
Shanghai Exhibition Centre
1000 Yan'an Lu, near Tongren Lu
Nanjing West Rd, Jing'an
Having set a new benchmark for fine art photography in the Asia-Pacific region in its inaugural year, Photo Shanghai returns to the Shanghai Exhibition Centre from 11-13 September.
The 2015 fair will offer a highly curated and elegant exhibition of vintage and contemporary masterworks featuring 50 leading international galleries from 20 countries. The Fair showcases works for sale by the most exciting emerging and established artists from East & West.
In Asia for the first time, a special museum scale exhibition of 156 works by celebrated American artist Taryn Simon will be presented by Gagosian Gallery. Simon’s seminalBirds of the West Indies series showcases the artists unique weaving of photography, text and graphic design which has made her one of the finest contemporary photographers working today.
Principle Partner Swarovski Waterschool will show exclusive multimedia images by Oscar nominated filmmaker and photographer Eric Valli, commissioned to document the lives of seven communities along the Yangtze River. A larger exhibition of the work will be on show at Jing’An Park from 9 -27 September.
Photo Partner Leica Camera will present three photographers' works, each showing a multi-faceted view on China: stunning aerial photographs of China captured in the 1930s by aviation pioneer Wulf-Diether Graf zu Castell-Rüdenhausen and contemporary landscapes of the country by German architecture photographer HG Esch are united for the exhibition: China from Above, together with a personal documentary of China by the young and poetic fine-art photographer Jing Huang.
Watch Partner and Swiss luxury brand Hublot will present selected artworks by renowned visual artist Chen Man, the brand’s first female Chinese ambassador, in an exhibition named The Art of Fusion which fuses traditional Chinese philosophical culture and modern fashion.
International media partner WSJ: The Wall Street Journal Magazine will exhibit a selection of artist portraits from the magazine including a recent portfolio of 21 portraits of contemporary artists whose work is a part of the Broad Art Foundation. Over the years, the publication has recruited some of the industry’s top photographers to shoot many of the world’s best-known artists and art world figures, from Richard Prince to Kara Walker to Marian Goodman. This exhibition will display the visual breadth and diversity of the magazine’s approach to these timeless shoots.
Modern Media Group, China’s leading media company whose portfolio includes Modern Weekly, The Art Newspaper China and iWeekly, is the Fair’s Chinese Media Partner. It will present the LEAP Pavilion, a roving curated exhibition of up to 20 handpicked emerging artists from across China, whose work will debut at Photo Shanghai.