Yishu - Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art

Yishu to Participate in ShContemporary, September 9-12, 2010

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Yishu is pleased to participate in ShContemporary.


The fourth edition of China’s most dynamic art fair will take place from September 9th to 12th at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Galleries from Asia, Europe and the US will gather in Shanghai to show their work in the Best of Galleries section.

Discoveries: Re-Value
A thematic exhibition that highlights the confrontation between different ideas of artistic and commercial value. Curators Mami Kataoka, Manray Hsu, and Fair Director Colin Chinnery, have selected work that explores different attitudes towards money, the dichotomy between craftsmanship and the conceptual, and the notion of ‘contemporary’ from different cultural perspectives. This will be an exhibition that asks questions about the way we see and consume contemporary art – to question the nature of the art market within its own commercial context.

Asia Pacific Collector Development Program (CDP)
CDP was initiated in 2009 by ShContemporary to support and inspire an increasing number of new Chinese collectors. CDP operates with partner institutions year-round projects such as the CDP Art Tours to cities around the world, and creates educational resources for emerging collectors both on and off-line. On the occasion of ShContemporary, CDP has extended an invitation to hundreds of international collectors and will be hosting events throughout the fair days. Visit www.shc-cdp.com for more details.

Institutional Collections Forum
Curator and critic Hou Hanru is organizing in co-operation with ShContemporary a special conference entitled “Collecting Asian Contemporary Art: What, When and How?” which examines the future of Asian contemporary art collections in major institutions around the world. The conference will be held on September 9thand includes a panel of top professionals such as the Director of the Musée National de l’Art Modern at Centre Georges Pompidou, Alfred Pacquement; the Deputy Director of MoMA in New York, Kathy Halbreich, Chinese collector Guan Yi and many others.

Beyond the Fair
As China’s largest annual contemporary art event, Shanghai comes alive with special exhibitions and festivities during ShContemporary. During the fair there will be exhibitions in Shanghai by Zeng Fanzhi, Feng Mengbo, Yang Fudong, MadeIn, Yang Zhenzhong, and others, plus thematic shows of Korean, German, and Middle East contemporary art in galleries and museums around town. Two new contemporary art museums have been inaugurated this year alone, with a third to be opened during ShContemporary.

In a larger cultural context, the most ambitious World Expo in history will be open to visitors during ShContemporary. A spectacle of epic proportions, the World Expo provides an opportunity to capture different national, cultural, and corporate visions for the future from a myriad of perspectives.

Dates and Times
Preview (by invitation only): September 8, 5-7PM
Vernissage (by invitation only): September 8, 7– 10PM
VIP days: 9th and 10th September, 11AM – 6PM
Public days: September 11, 11am – 6PM and September 12, 11AM – 5PM

Press Contacts

Press Office – Asia
Sophie Wang

Press Office – Europe, Americas, Middle East
Eva Altosaar


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