Shanghai Exhibition Center overview. Courtesy of S.E.C.
SH Contemporary 2011 will take place from September 8th to 10th, with preview on the 7th, in downtown Shanghai, at the extraordinary Shanghai Exhibition Center, and with a joint 4-day programme of openings, studio visits and events, in cooperation with the city’s leading galleries and cultural initiatives.
Mirroring the Asia Pacific art systems in the city that is the hub of the region, SH Contemporary highlights the work of galleries that promote innovative practices and research and nurture the creative movements that are crossing China and Asia, changing the global cultural landscape.
Under the new direction of Massimo Torrigiani, the 5th edition of the fair is organized into 2 main sections, providing visitors with a selection of cutting-edge and emerging art, including video, film, photography and new media.
1. The Art Show for selected established galleries and a New Entries section for emerging art and photography galleries, participating to the fair for the first time.
2. SH Contemporary Projects 2011, organized in cooperation with Arthub Asia:
• First Issue, featuring Asia Pacific artists who had their first show in 2010-11.
• Hot Spots: large scale works produced for the spaces of the fair.
• The Asia Pacific Photography Prize—for established and new artists presented by their galleries - awarded by an international jury of photographers, editors, curators and critics.
SH Contemporary is organized by BF International Fairs, a BolognaFiere Group company, in cooperation with Shanghai International Cultural Communication Association (SICCA), Shanghai Art Fair Organization Committee and Eastern Shanghai International Culture Film & Television Group. BolognaFiere Group is one of Europe's leading fair organizers and experts in large-scale exclusive lifestyle fairs. Headquartered in Bologna, Italy, it has branches in the US, Russia and China, where it has become one of the main foreign trade show organizers.
Massimo Torrigiani, fair director, is co-founder of Boiler Corporation, an independent publishing company and creative agency based in Milan, focused on contemporary visual arts and culture, which also produces Fantom - Photographic Quarterly. He was previously the co-editor of international art magazine Boiler, and editor-in-chief of Italian style monthly Rodeo. He carried out academic research on the relationship between cultural policies and urban regeneration, organized events and conferences in Italy and abroad, and worked extensively as strategic and communication consultant for publishing, fashion, and design companies. He was born in Italy in 1966 and lives between Milan and Shanghai.
Spearheaded by a dynamic team of curators and producers—Davide Quadrio, Defne Ayas and Qiu Zhijie—Arthub Asia is a non-profit contemporary art organization devoted to art creation across Asia. In collaboration with museums and other public and private spaces and institutions, Arthub Asia initiates and delivers projects through a sustained dialogue with performance and new media artists.
Dates and HOURS
8-10 September 2011
Preview: 7 September
Shanghai Exhibition Centre No.1000 Yan An Road (Middle)
200040 Shanghai China
Preview: Wednesday September 7th 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Vernissage: Wednesday September 7th 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Open to the Public: Thursday September 8th 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday September 9th 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday September 10th 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, please visit: www.shcontemporary.info