The seventh edition of ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair is set to return this year at the Shanghai Exhibition Center from 7 to 10 November, 2019 presenting contemporary art and design from 110 leading galleries hailing from 18 countries and 57 cities.
Reinforcing its ongoing commitment to supporting the local discourse and cultivating new generations of domestic collectors, more than 70% of galleries have spaces in China and other regions within Asia. In a press release statement, ART021 notes a strong emphasis on supporting younger galleries: “While many western blue-chip galleries once again return to ART021, this year’s fair convenes a robust roster of young galleries participating in ART021 for the first time.”
80 galleries are presented in the MAIN GALLERIES sector with 21 galleries participating for the first time:
GALLERY BATON (Seoul), BILL BRADY GALLERY (Miami), CARLIER | GEBAUER (Berlin), CARPENTERS WORKSHOP GALLERY (London), FLOWERS GALLERY (London), FRIEDMAN BENDA (New York), HUNSAND SPACE (Beijing), IN SITU – FABIENNE LECLERC (Paris), DAVID KORDANSKY GALLERY (Los Angeles), GALERIE KORNFELD (Berlin), CARL KOSTYÁL GALLERY (London), GALERIE NATHALIE OBADIA (Paris), OPERA GALLERY (Hong Kong), OVER THE INFLUENCE (Hong Kong), PERMAGATE SPACE (Guangzhou), PING ART SPACE (Taipei), QUANTUM GALLERY (Shanghai), ALMINE RECH (Paris), RéN SPACE (Shanghai), RIGHTWAY ART SPACE (Shanghai), SA+ (Seoul)
DETOUR is a sector by invitation only and “investigates discourses from regions beyond the Euro-America fabricated geographic networks and canonized narratives, in a hope to understand artistic, intellectual, social, political and economic exchanges and developments on a global scale from different viewpoints.” Entitled “Silk Roads” this year, the theme focuses on the trading routes of the ancient Silk Road, loosely following Marco Polo’s footsteps to revisit history.
The 12 participating galleries are:
CLC GALLERY VENTURE (Beijing) / SANDWICH (Bucharest), DASTAN’S BASEMENT (Tehran) , EMPTY GALLERY(Hong Kong), LAWRIE SHABIBI (Dubai), NICODIM GALLERY (Bucharest/Los Angeles), ROH PROJECTS (Jakarta)/ NOVA CONTEMPORARY (Bangkok), TABULA RASA GALLERY (Beijing), GALLERY VACANCY (Shanghai), VARIOUS SMALL FIRES (Seoul/Los Angeles), VIGO GALLERY (London)
APPROACH seeks to support young, emerging galleries by offering a different pricing model than the main section. Participating galleries will showcase either a solo presentation or a group presentation with no more than three artists under a curatorial lead.
The 18 promising galleries, with 12 first-time participants, are:
ASKERI GALLERY (Moscow), G. GALLERY (Seoul), HATCH ART PROJECT (Singapore), ISART GALLERY (Kaohsiung), GALLERY KICHE (Seoul), METAPHYSICAL ART GALLERY (Taipei), O2art (Beijing), ORIGINAL SONG GALLERY (Shanghai), PéKIN FINE ARTS (Beijing), THE CLUB (Tokyo), VIN GALLERY (Ho Chi Minh City), YOD GALLERY (Osaka)
Meanwhile the section BEYOND will showcase large-scale paintings, sculptures and installations in the public areas of ART021 and BEYOND-EXTENDS expands outside of the fair grounds to bring art installations into public spaces in Shanghai including a number of commercial complexes.
Collectors Preview (By Invitation Only) November 7 Thursday 14:00 – 20:00 November 8 Friday 13:00 – 20:00
November 9 Saturday 11:00 – 18:00 November 10 Sunday 11:00 – 18:00
Venue: Shanghai Exhibition Center
No.1000 Middle Yanan Road