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BolognaFiere SH Contemporary (closed)

Art Fair

Sep. 8-10, 2011 /Preview and Vernissage on 7th

The 5th edition of SH Contemporary will celebrate the emerging Asia Pacific art world with a comprehensive selection of top Chinese galleries and a choice of other Asian and Western galleries. Among others, Beijing Art Now, Beijing Commune, Boers-Li, Continua, EIGEN+ART, James Cohan, Long March, Lin & Lin, Nature Morte, Pace Beijing, Pearl Lam Fine Art, Platform China, Shanghart, Star Gallery, Tang Contemporary, Tina Keng, and a selection of young galleries participating at SH Contemporary for the first time.

The fair is complemented by a programme of curatorial projets co-organized by Arthub Asia and its directors Davide Quadrio, Defne Ayas and Qiu Zhijie, along its extended network of curators, including Rogue Art (Adeline Ooi, Beverly Yong and Rachel Ng) and Leo Xu, in collaboration with participating galleries: First Issue featuring new works by emerging artists such as Chen Ching-Yuan, Doublefly, Jin Shan, Liu Gang, Lv Miao, Lu Yang, Song Chen, Su Chang, Xie Molin, Xu Zhe, Zheng Qiang and Lu Xinjian, the Shanghai-based artist presented by Absolut Vodka, sponsor of this new section of the fair.

Hot Spots, displaying large scale or site specific projects by reknown artists including Birdhead (Song Tao and Ji Weiyu), Carsten Nicolai, He An, Heman Chong, Jiang Zhi, Kan Xuan, Lee Kit, Liang Yuanwei, Zhuang Hui & Dan Er, and Zhou Xiaohu.

Now Ink, a focus on calligraphy and ink painting-realted works by Bai Yiluo, Chen Qi, FX Harsono, Jennifer Wen Ma, Kan Xuan and Yangjiang Group (Zheng Guogu, Chen Zaiyan and Sun Qinglin. A dynamic Video Lounge with hourly screenings selected by different contributors, including, among others, Shaway Yeh, editorial director of Modern Media Publishing Group, and the Leap magazine editorial team.

SH Contemporary 2011 will see also the launch of a new section on photography, with specialized galleries, solo shows and offsite round tables hosted by M on the Bund, introducing the first edition of the Asia Pacific Photography Prize. To support Chinese art institutions and foster institutional collecting, the fair will host the first convention of the newly established Private Art Museum Alliance, which groups 28 Chinese contemporary art private museums, such as Minsheng Art Museum, Rockbund Art Museum, Today Art Museum, Zendai Himalayan Art Center.
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