About Shanghai Art Fair
The Shanghai Art Fair provides a great opportunity for people to find some art to decorate their home.Shanghai Art Fair 2011(15th), Asia’s celebrated art exchange, is scheduled to run as the main event of Shanghai International Art Festival from Sept.14 to 18 in ShanghaiMart (99 Xingyi Road).
In the floorplan layout of this year, the Fair will maintain the exhibit scale of 24,000m2 and four halls. Hall 1 and Hall 4 are galleries zones, Hall 2 holds China porcelain and ceramics exhibition and Hall 3 is set for “Shanghai Art Fair Emerging Artists Exhibition”. The four halls offers 167 booths of different sizes, continue leading in scale amid major art fairs in Asia.
This year's fair has attracted around 155 galleries from 12 countries including the US, France, Italy, Canada and Japan. Art work will include everything from oil paintings to traditional Chinese ink-wash paintings, prints, water-color paintings, photos, installations and ceramics.This year, the honor goes to Kumari Nahappan, a Singaporean sculptor, and his creation "Happy Tango."
The theme of this year's fair is "Art Brings Fortune," which sounds a bit presumptuous, but it does reflect how society largely considers art a commodity for investment.But for most people, investing in art is more difficult than buying stocks or property. Investing in art requires profound knowledge of what happened in the past, what is happening now and what will likely happen in the future.
Thereupon, this session of Shanghai Art Fair accelerate the pace on cooperation with other famous international brands. The Fair will take the “express” of Shanghai International Art Festival to win over more social i nfluence.
With a team of many professional art talents, Shanghai Spring Art Salon Co., Ltd had created series of art events. From 2003, they had held successfully for 8 years of large-scale international art fair - Art Shanghai was guided by its academic principle.
With characteristic theme exhibition and high academic quality series exhibition, Art Shanghai displays and recommends art galleries and new art talents’ works. Having more than 10,000 square meters exhibition hall each year, there are more than 800 art galleries from home and abroad participate in Art Shanghai for total sever years, presenting painting, sculpture, photography, installation, video, multi-media, as well as performance art and etc. About 300,000 visitors attended the fair with the deals amount up to USD$40 billion. Art Shanghai had got good acclaims from all the circles of the society.
Led by academia, based in the art market, Art Shanghai is a all-round stage for direct communication of galleries, artists and art dealers, collectors, enterprises, it is a large-scale art event of art works exchanging.
For many years, Art Shanghai had paid a lot of attention to the exploration and deep cooperation with overseas market all along, providing an international platform of communication, displaying and exchanging for galleries from home and abroad, now it has become into a famous international culture brand in Shanghai.