© JinHee Kim, April 005, 2014, Embroidery on digital pigment print, 80x80cm. Courtesy of Gallery Koo, Seoul
World Photography Organisation is proud to announce the launch of PHOTOFAIRS, International Art Fairs Dedicated to Photography.
Fair destinations include PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai, September 9-11, 2016 at the Shanghai Exhibition Center and PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco, January 27-29, 2017 in the Festival Pavilion at the Fort Mason Center.
In each of its destinations, PHOTOFAIRS is dedicated to presenting fine art photography and moving image from leading international galleries and their artists. Confirmed galleries for both the Shanghai and San Francisco editions include: Blindspot Gallery (Hong Kong); ShanghArt (Shanghai, Beijing & Singapore); Camera Work (Berlin); Flowers Gallery (London, & New York), and Eric Franck (London).
PHOTOFAIRS not only presents a worldwide platform for galleries and collectors, but will also host exclusive exhibitions, bespoke VIP program and dynamic public programs. This is exemplified in last year’s 2015 Shanghai special museum scale exhibition of 156 works by celebrated American artist Taryn Simon, presented by Gagosian Gallery. Further details for Shanghai and San Francisco programs will be announced in the forthcoming months.
"PHOTOFAIRS offers an amazing opportunity for international audiences to engage with the most exciting art form of the 21st Century - photography - at the highest level,” said Alexander Montague-Sparey, Artistic Director of PHOTOFAIRS. "For each edition, PHOTOFAIRS works with the most discerning gallerists to ensure an edit which is both mouth-watering and cutting-edge. The aim of the fairs is to underline, across generations, that photography and moving image are intellectually rigorous, historically relevant and intensely sensorial”
PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai
September 9-11, 2016
Shanghai Exhibition Center
PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco
January 27-29, 2017
Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center