We would like to present to you a two-part mash-up of a visual documentation of two art fairs that took place in Shanghai in November 2019, ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair and West Bund Art & Design, established in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
A monstrous and flamboyant city, Shanghai is on the rise gradually turning into an art powerhouse that is not to be overlooked by any global collectors and traders. Both fairs featured leading galleries and institutions from all over the world, catering to a still relatively young and underdeveloped market exhibiting predominantly paintings and sculptures accompanied by photography and installations along with a small amount of video projection works. A great amount of attention was paid to local and young artists by the galleries dedicated to promoting emerging talents, international big-name including Anish Kapoor, Alex Katz, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Zao Wou-ki, and so on, were also featured.
Editor: Axel Wang
Introduction & Design: Axel Wang
Photography: Yuuki Shibata 柴田 祐希