The 9th ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair will take place at Shanghai Exhibition Center from November 11 to November 14, 2021. A total of 134 exhibitors from 14 countries and 29 cities will participate, of which nearly 30% are from overseas markets such as Europe, North America, East Asia and the Middle East.
This year's fair will bring outstanding contemporary paintings, sculptures, installations, photography and interior design works from blue chip galleries, emerging galleries and design galleries from all over the world, diversified in forms and contents.
ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair remains committed to leveraging local resources with a global perspective, supporting Chinese contemporary art and cultivating new generations of domestic collectors, continuing to construct a professional platform connecting galleries, artists, collectors and sponsors, and sparing no efforts to promote the development of the art market.
MAIN GALLERIES presents 109 premiere galleries from all over the world, in which 28 galleries join the fair for the first time including A LIGHTHOUSE CALLED KANATA (Tokyo), GALLERY ALL (Los Angeles), ARCHIVE EDITIONS (New York), BLUERIDER ART (Taipei, Shanghai), BROWNIE PROJECT (Shanghai), CABANA DESIGN ART GALLERY (Shanghai), WALLACE CHAN, Common Art Center (Beijing) ), CONTEMPORARY TOKYO (Tokyo, Beijing), FABIENNE LEVY (Lausanne), FULI (Shanghai), GB AGENCY (Paris), GENE GALLERY (Shanghai), HABITAT Art Space (Shanghai), INNER FLOW, MICHAEL KU GALLERY (Taipei), LEPOP (Beijing), LÉVY GORVY (Hong Kong, New York, London, Paris, Palm Beach), GALLERY MC (Shenzhen), GALERIE MARGUO (Paris), MIND SET ART CENTER (Taipei), NO.55 ART SPACE (Beijing), PLUS ONE PROJECT (Beijing), SPURS Gallery (Beijing), WOAW GALLERY (Hong Kong), XU GALLERY (Shanghai), YASPACE (Hangzhou), GALLERY SOHE (Shanghai).
APPROACH supports the development of young galleries across the world by applying a different pricing model than the main section. Participating galleries will present either a solo or a group show featuring fewer than three artists with a curatorial approach. This year’s APPROACH presents 20 promising galleries with 12 first-time participants includes: 1900 ART SPACE (Shanghai), 1903 space (Kunming), CROSSING ART (New York), DIO HORIA GALLERY (Athens), JINSE GALLERY (Chongqing), LANART (Chengdu), MADRAGOA (Lisbon), NUTTSH ART (Beijing), PARKVIEW GREEN ART × CROSS ART SPACE (Beijing), WRONG GALLERY (Beijing), YE FINE ART (Shanghai), YUSTO / GINER (Marbella).
DETOUR, the section by invitation 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. 5 invited galleries from Malaysia, Iran, and China join forces to map out the renewed sensibility and influence from the regions, including ARTEMIS ART (Sungai Buloh), DASTAN'S BASEMENT (Tehran), RICHARD KOH FINE ART (Kuala Lumpur), TABULA RASA GALLERY (Beijing), GALLERY VACANCY (Shanghai).