Image: Insights at PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai 2016
Insights | A Colour Explosion: The Rise of Contemporary Photography
Insights is a museum quality exhibition offering works for private sales, an initiative which PHOTOFAIRS launched at its last edition. The 2016 edition was co-curated by Alexander Montague-Sparey (PHOTOFAIRS, Artistic Director) and Biljana Ciric (independent curator) with a focused theme on New Approaches to Photography since 2000, and featured thirteen international artists including: Wenhua Shao, Helmut Newton, Shanghai artist duo Birdhead, and Timur Siqin. Following the increasing demand for contemporary work at the fair the 2017 edition will focus on the following theme:
A Colour Explosion: The Rise of Contemporary Photography
The exhibition will explore the development of colour photography from the 70s through to today, whilst underlining the importance of colour photography for contemporary artists who more and more turn to the camera. From a technical standpoint, the exhibition will further aim to explore different paper types such as dye-transfer prints, dye-destruction prints as well as pigment prints and chromogenic prints and how these compare and contrast in terms of results and uses.