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2018 ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair

November 8–11, 2018

Collectors Preview: November 8–9, invitation only
Public Days: November 10–11, 11am–6pm

ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair will return to the Shanghai Exhibition Centre for its sixth annual edition from Thursday, November 8 to Sunday, November 11, 2018103 premier galleries from 30 cities spanning 18 countries will participate in the sixth edition–marking the broadest geographical range of galleries ever presented by the art fair–and will present an array of contemporary art by both established and emerging artists. 

2018 ART021 includes 5 sections:

MAIN GALLERIES, the primary section of the show, will feature 78 exhibitors specialising in contemporary art. 15 galleries will participate in ART021 for the first time this year, including: Ceysson & Bénétière ; DAG (New Delhi); Gavin Brown’s Enterprise (New York); kamel mennour (Paris); KASMIN Gallery (New York); kurimanzutto (Mexico City); Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery (Hong Kong); Liang Project Co Space (Shanghai); Nukaga Gallery (Tokyo); Pilar Corrias (London); Sies + Höke (Düsseldorf); Shixiang Space (Beijing); Szydłowski Galeria (Warsaw); The Third Line (Dubai); and Yavuz Gallery (Singapore).

APPROACH invites participating galleries to present either a solo or a group show organized around a curatorial theme, featuring no more than three artists. 

BEYOND is a platform for large paintings, sculpture and installation works, located in the public area of the fair. Whitestone Gallery will stage a live painting performance by Japanese artist Miwa Komatsu, inviting audience members into a meditative experience. Untitled, a large-scale acrylic on textile painting by Katharina Grosse, presented by Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, will be on display under the dome of the Shanghai Exhibition Centre, adding new dimension to the space.

BEYOND-EXTENDS integrates art into public life and showcase contemporary art installations outside the fair exhibition space in the heart of the city. Through artist collaborations, the sector promotes public art in China and engages with the local Shanghai community. 

DETOUR: LIVED WORLDS, curated by Cesar Garcia of The Mistake Room, Los Angeles. Lived Worlds moves beyond the exhausted paradigms of trade and exchange that have come to shape our understanding of the Pacific Rim region and instead highlights the lived experiences of the peoples who reside there. 

Shanghai Exhibition Center
No.1000 Middle Yan An Road



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