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A Post-Communist Weekend

by Hunter Braithwaite
As the hangover begins to ebb it’s time to discuss “ShContemporary,” Shanghai’s answer to more polished Asian art fairs. One is hard pressed to find an art fair that better interacts, at least spatially, with history and forces of the market. “ShContemporary” is held in Shanghai’s Exhibition Center. The Stalinist building, with its baroque corridors and bright spotlights, is the perfect symbol of Shanghai’s place in history and late-market capitalism. The night of the vernissage, I spoke to fair director Colin Chinnery about working around such an imposing space: “Last year, I worked with... [more]
Posted by Hunter Braithwaite on 9/20/10
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Experimental Vision

    ShContemporary takes place every September in the spectacular Shanghai Exhibition Center in Shanghai, China. The first edition in 2007 immediately established itself as Asia’s most dynamic and international contemporary art fair. Preview (by invitation): Wednesday, September 9th, 5 to 7 p.m.Vernissage (by invitation): Wednesday, September 9th, 7 to 10 p.m.VIP days (by invitation): Thursday 10th & Friday 11th September, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Public days (entry ticket): Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th September, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.   September 9th: the Collectors Night On the evening of Se... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 9/7/09