Recently, Shanghai Art Fair Organizing Committee officially declared that 2008 Shanghai Art Fair (12th Edition) will grandly open from September 10th to 14th at Shanghai Mart, along with “Shanghai Art Fair International Contemporary Art Exhibition”, which was created last year and will run from September 10th to 13th in Shanghai Exhibition Centre for the second time.
Since was founded in 1997, Shanghai Art Fair has been set in the leading position in Asian art market. With the simultaneous presence of “Shanghai Art Fair International Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Shanghai Art Fair will turn out to be the first Asian fair that opens together with its Series Show.
Shanghai Art Fair, the main fair, will open at Shanghai Mart, which is located at Hongqiao Economic Developing Zone. It is also reported that Hall 1 and Hall 2 will be designed as Gallery Area, meanwhile, there are three new theme shows added, namely “Chinese Contemporary Ceramics Pavilion”, “Emerging Artists Nominated Show” and “Chinese Contemporary Ink Show”. As to the styles of exhibits, it will continue to be varied and abundant, concentrating on modern and contemporary art pieces well-accepted by both domestic and international collectors. Besides, the invitation model has been greatly changed this year, that is, all the exhibits can participate only with the invitation letter distributed by the committee. It is believed that this new measure will make it possible that the exhibits will be more unified and of higher quality.