Public Program


PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai offers visitors and galleries the opportunity to engage with the Conversations program, and extensive public talks and events programme, with each event intended to further explore and celebrate the local and international fine art photography market. Each event is led by a high-profile panel of experts and encourages debate engaging with a live audience. The 2016 program speakers included; Jiyoon Lee (Managing Director, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea), Qiao Zhibing (Collector & Founder, Qiao Space, Shanghai, China), Vanessa Hallet (Worldwide Head of Photographs, Senior Vice President, PHILLIPS).nce. 

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Friday, September 9 




'Curating and Collecting: The Bright Future of Contemporary Photography'


Vanessa Hallett (Worldwide Head of Photographs, Senior Vice President, Phillips) and Qiao Zhibing (Collector) discuss the bright future of the contemporary photography market with Alexander Montague-Sparey (Artistic Director, PHOTOFAIRS).
Vanessa Hallett(富藝斯拍卖行摄影部环球主管及高级副总裁)对话乔志兵(收藏家)与Alexander Montague-Sparey(影像艺术博览会艺术总监),探讨当代摄影市场的广阔前景。





Action! Body in Moving Images


Zhang Hanlu(Art Critic, Independent Curator), and Wang Xin (Artist) discuss how the internet has challenged traditional representations of the body, moderated by Wu Jianru (Senior Editor, LEAP).
张涵露(艺评人,独立策展人)与王欣(艺术家 )探讨互联网如何挑战传统的身体表现,吴健儒(艺术界资深编辑)担任主持。




Artists in Conversation | Denis Darzacq "Balancing"
艺术家对谈 | Denis Darzacq "Balancing"

Leading French photographer Denis Darzacq in conversation with Lingyun Wang (Director, ON/Gallery)
法国摄影家 Denis Darzacq 对话王凌云(ON画廊负责人)





Leica Camera Presents: 'Marc Riboud, China’
徕卡相机倾情呈现:马克 · 吕布 《中国》

Lorène Durret (Arts Program Director & Curator, Marc Riboud) and Jean Loh (Curator & Director, Beaugeste) will give unique insights into the career of leading photographer Marc Riboud.
Lorène Durret (马克·吕布艺术总监和策展人) 对话尚路(上海比极画廊创始人、策展人),带您走近顶尖摄影师马克·吕布的摄影生涯。





Nature: A Subjective Place  


Liu Heung Shing (Founder, SCoP) introduces curator Karen Smith and leading artists Luo Yongjin, Ni Youyu and Lin Ran on the role of nature within their work. 

刘香成(上海摄影艺术中心创始人)介绍策展人Karen Smith与顶尖艺术家罗永进、倪有鱼和林然作品中的自然元素。





Life Magazine Contributing Photographer



Stanley Fung:DUST ICON
Stanley Fung is a pastor in Taiwan. For Stanley, photography is not a show of technique but of the inherent spirituality of every man.



Saturday, September 10 



Artist in Conversation | Ren Hang

Artist Ren Hang in conversation with RongRong (Director, Three Shadows + 3 Gallery)






Artist in Conversation | Michael Wolf
艺术家对谈|Michael Wolf

German photographer Michael Wolf has dedicated his career to capturing cities. Wolf discusses his recent body of work ’Informal Solution: Hong Kong’ with Steven Harris (Director, M97 Gallery).
德国摄影家Michael Wolf致力于以镜头捕捉城市缩影,他将与Steven Harris (M97画廊负责人) 探讨近期作品《非常道-巷裡巷外》。






The Future of Korean Photography

Jiyoon Lee (Director, Seoul Museum of Art) looks at the developments of Korean photography, past, present and future.
Jiyoon Lee (首尔市立美术馆馆长)剖析韩国摄影发展的前世今生与未来。







New Approaches to Photography Since 2000

Alexander Montague-Sparey (Artistic Director, PHOTOFAIRS) and leading independent curator, Biljana Ciric discuss the Insights exhibition. 
Alexander Montague-Sparey(影像艺术博览会艺术总监)与独立策展人Biljana Ciric 讨论《洞见》展览。






Artists in Conversation | Anderson & Low
艺术家对谈 | Anderson & Low

Acclaimed international artists Anderson & Low discuss their 25-year collaboration and the recurrent themes within their work; fantasy vs reality, sports, identity and the role of costumes with Ute Hartjen, Member of the Executive Board at CAMERA WORK, Berlin.
享有盛名的国际艺术家Anderson & Low分享25年的合作历程,探讨作品中一再出现的主题:虚幻与现实,运动,身份,服饰的意义。



Journey in a Study


A talk with Chen Zhe and Yuan Di on the role publishing in contemporary art from the creation process to editions and the rise of independent publishers.



Sunday, September 11 



The Legacy of Fan Ho

Steven Harris, with independent curators Mark Pinsukanjana share personal insights into the work of the late Fan Ho.
Steven Harris与独立策展人Mark Pinsukanjana探讨何藩生前作品。



Starting a Collection

Zhang Liqi discusses the process of collecting art, from wanting to purchasing with art observer Zhou Tong and avid art lover Ou Yang Kun Lun.

从喜爱作品到购买作品,张莉娸与艺术观察家周彤和艺术爱好者欧阳昆仑探讨艺术收藏的历程 。


Our Monuments: Daguerreotype for the Age of New Mythology

Takashi Arai in conversation with Lin Ye and gallerist Lu Xiao (Director, Timeless Gallery).


Xitek | Novel in Photography, Photography in novel
色影无忌 | 小说中的摄影,摄影中的小说

Yuanyuan Yang and Zhangbolong Liu discuss how artists create stories within their work and how this influences novelists and vice versa.


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