ART021 of 2023 edition is seeing an influx of young and working collectors,
Amid a busy November calendar of Shanghai art world events, Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair ART021 has returned to the Shanghai Exhibition Center in the downtown Jing’an district.
Since its founding in 2013, the exhibition has expanded from 29 participants in its first edition to 150 participants this year, representing 16 countries and regions around the world.
More than 100 of these exhibitors are from 17 cities and regions in China, reflecting the exhibition’s goal of bringing together local and global presence.
While also reflecting the country’s multi-faceted contemporary art environment.
“This edition is the first time since 2019 that we will see a wave of foreign visitors, which will restore much-needed energy,” said Mateo Borycevic, founder of BANK, which was founded in Shanghai in 2013 and participated in the conference. ART021
Since 2014. “ART021 is our hometown fair and is always a big moment, not only for us, but for the city and the country.
Along with its West Bond counterpart, it has a regional character while at the same time being global.
The tenth anniversary of ART021 exhibition
The gallery celebrates its 10th birthday the day after ART021 opened, which is a perfect fit to trace the gallery’s development. Its booth in the DOME section of ART021 displays a new series of paintings by emerging young artist Wenjue, “Wunderkammer,”
As well as a series of emotional installations by Zhang Yibei.
Borysevich also noted, “ART021 and the Shanghai art market are going strong despite pandemic hiccups, economic bumps, and global politics.
There are more galleries, private institutions and art collectors than could be imagined in 2013.
ART021 Exhibition in Shanghai
This year’s ART021 is also taking place in Shanghai’s art scene at its finest, as well as the city’s concurrent gallery West Bund Art & Design,
The 14th Shanghai Biennale opened a day ago, along with a series of exhibitions and events across the city.
Amid the hype, this year’s ART021 sees a wide range of artworks on display, varying in medium, size and price point.
There are works by prominent artists such as Dan Cullen, Josef Albers, Maurizio Cattelan, and Emmy Knoebel; Along with exhibition heavyweights including Gagosian, David Zwirner, Perrotin and White Cube.
A number of international galleries, which returned to the city for the first time since the pandemic, said on opening day that they were excited to meet their collectors and friends again.
Such as ATELIER AKI from Seoul and Galerie Margaux from Paris.
Among them was Berlin-founded Perez Projects, which this year opened a new exhibition space in Seoul.