PHOTOFAIRS| Shanghai Announces 2016 Galleries

Words by Carla Ingrasciotta
July 20, 2016

PHOTOFAIRS, international art fairs dedicated to photography, today announces the galleries for its third edition of PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai. To coincide with the announcement, prominent art experts and collectors have voiced the importance and influence of PHOTOFAIRS in China and across Asia.

PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai is the most international art fair in mainland China and has quickly established itself as a key influencer of the art market within the region. The 2016 edition will cover more regions than ever before – with South Korea, Belgium, Israel and Iran being added to the 15 countries and 24 cities represented at the fair.

Works by leading figures of the international contemporary photography market will also be exhibited: Mona Kuhn, Cai DongDong, Wim Wenders, Ren Hang, Vik Muniz, Shen Wei, Candida Höfer, Wang Youshen and Jiang Pengyi, among many others. Fashion photography will also continue to be a strong theme with the work of Mario Sorrenti, Patrick Demarchelier and Jeanloup Sieff for sale.

The 50 leading international and local galleries participating in Shanghai will fall into three sectors: Main (for commercial galleries of any age showing highly ambitious museum-quality presentations) and the two new sectors for 2016, Connected (which celebrates artists working within the realm of moving-image in China) and Platform (which includes international galleries that are exhibiting in mainland China for the firs time).
For full list of 2016 participating galleries see below or click here.

September 9-11, 2016
Shanghai Exhibition Center

Opening time:
Press Preview (by invitation only) – Thursday 8 September 2016
Collectors’ Preview (by invitation only) and Vernissage (by invitation only & select tickets) – Thursday 8 September 2016
VIP Preview (by invitation only & select tickets) – Friday 9 September 2016
Public Opening: Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 September 2016

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