2018 ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair will take place at Shanghai Exhibition Center


2018 ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair will take place at Shanghai Exhibition Center



Venue:shanghai exhibition center 

Price:100RMB for audlt 

            75RMB for student 

The sixth edition of ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair will return to Shanghai Exhibition Center from Thursday, November 8 to Sunday, November 11, 2018. 103 premier galleries from 30 cities of 18 countries and regions will participate this year, presenting an eminent collection of contemporary art. With an exhibition space over 12,000 square metres, ART021 overspread the Shanghai Exhibition Center from the Western Hall No.1 to the Dome Hall, the Central Hall and the Eastern Hall No.1.

As a leading contemporary art fair in China, ART021 has been generously supported by Cultural Development Special Fund of Jing’an District of Shanghai as well as honourably selected as part of the programming of China Shanghai International Arts Festival for six years continuously.

 MAIN GALLERIES: is the primary section of the fair, this year featuring 78 exhibitors specialising in contemporary art. 

APPROACH:, participating galleries of this section will either present a solo or a group show with curatorial theme features less than three of their representedartists. 18 galleries will participate in this sector this year.  

BEYOND, is the public art programme showcases large-scale paintings, sculptures and installations. This year, Japanese artist Miwa Komatsu from Whitestone Gallery will give a live painting performance, intriguing her audience with a meditative experience. Untitled, a large-size acrylic on textile painting by Katharina Grosse from Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder will be displayed under the dome of Shanghai Exhibition Center, opening up dimensions that go beyond painting.

ART021 will launch BEYOND-EXTENDS in 2018, a newly designed extension of the fair’s existing public programme BEYOND. The section aims to integrate contemporary art installations into public life by showcasing them in the heart of the city, outside the fair booths. Through artist collaborations, BEYOND-EXTENDS promotes public art in China and engages with the local Shanghai community. 

ART021 will introduce curatorial sector DETOUR in 2018. DETOUR investigates discourses from regions beyond the Euro-American 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. ART021 will appoint one curator per year to oversee DETOUR, which will become one of the fair’s permanent sections.