Featured Exhibitions

Featured Exhibitions

Part of the public programming in Shanghai, Featured Exhibitions provides a platform for curated shows dedicated to photography and moving image.

Scroll down to see the 2016 Featured Exhibitions.

Visual Stories on China: Leica photography from 1933 until now

Photo Partner LEICA will present China – Seen from Inside and the Air.  The French Magnum photographer Marc Riboud (b.1923), owes his fame primarily to his series of photographs of China. The Leica Gallery at PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai presents a comprehensive cross-section of his works shot between 1957-2002. Earlier and even more exceptional rarities are the aerial pictures of China, captured by aviation pioneer Count of Castell-Rüdenhausen, a pilot who explored and photographed China from the air with his Leica in the 1930s. The exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to rediscover the extraordinary colour photographs he brought back from his travels.  In addition to these highlights of photographic history, contemporary images show another facet of photography in China: two young Asian photographers surprise viewers by showing China in an entirely different light – sometimes peaceful and poetic, sometimes bright and unconventional – their photographs as diverse as China itself.

Marc Lee | 10,000 Moving Cities — Sense Version

Leading Partner MERCEDES-BENZ has proudly invited the renowned Swiss new media artist Marc Lee to create his new media video work 10,000 Moving Cities — Sense Version. Amid the dazzling lights of the exhibition hall, the artist will envelop spectators within the large video installation work, which revolves around the keywords “City” and “Sense”. Close-up images of the city will be blown up into a kaleidoscopic extravaganza of images. The artist’s unique and impactful visual language will be showcased to great effect placing viewers in a wonderful dreamscape of the ultimate urban experience.



NET-A-PORTER | Fashion Photography Highlights

NET-A-PORTER, Vernissage Partner, presents an exhibition featuring fashion images of iconic celebrities from Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore and fashion icons Kate Moss and Miranda Kerr, to shining Chinese stars like Li Bingbing and He Sui. The exhibition includes the work of world-renowned fashion photographers including David Bellemere, Yin Chao, Steven Pan, Chris Colls, Yelena Yemchuk, and Sebastian Kim.  





XITEK Annual Special Exhibition | Wang Ningde  

Event Partner XITEK will present the “XITEK Annual Special Exhibition”, a dynamic new solo show by contemporary artist Wang Ningde.  It will include the public debut of the artists’ new work, No Name.  Wang Ningde has continually used his works to expand the boundaries of image art, and the No Name series once again reflects his keen insight and experimental vision.  In the work the artists has photographically collected numerous markings left by the brushstrokes of nameless people in urban spaces as creative elements.  From this, Ningde creates collates works that are like paintings in their quality.





Modern Media Pavilion | Numéro, LEAP and Life

MODERN MEDIA GROUP, returning to the fair as Strategic Media Partner, will present exhibitions by three of its leading titles, Numéro, LEAP and Life Magazine.  High fashion magazine Numéro will present the work of Spanish photographer Txema Yeste, Life will show 13 artists who have long-standing collaborations with the magazine and LEAP invites nine China-based artists to explore the body in the midst of mass media in its exhibition, Action! Imaged Bodies.  


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