Insights | A Color Explosion: The Rise of Contemporary Photography

Insights is an initiative which focuses on an important moment in the development of the fine art photography practices.

The 2017 edition of Insights | A Color Explosion: The Rise of Contemporary Photography, will trace color photography from the mid - 1970's to the present day. Beginning with the experimental dye-transfer prints of William Eggleston (CAMERA WORK, Berlin). Photographic masters Harold Edgerton (Timeless Gallery, Beijing), Daido Moriyama (Three Shadows + 3 Gallery, Beijing & Xiamen) Harry Callahan,  Richard Misrach (Robert Mann Gallery, New York), and Luigi Ghirri (Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo & New York) are shown in the exhibition alongside a generation of younger of younger collectible contemporary European, Asian and American artists. These artists include Wu Ding (M Art Center, Shanghai), Jiang Pengyi (Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong), Andrea Good (Galerie Stephan Witschi, Zurich), Vik Muniz (Matthew Liu Fine Art, Shanghai), Shen Wei (Flowers Gallery, London & New York) and Robert Zhao, as well as Geng Jianyi (ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, Beijing & Singapore). 

Alexander Montague-Sparey, PHOTOFAIRS Artistic Director and curator of Insights, will be in conversation with New York dealer Robert Mann as part of Conversations, taking place during the fair. Together they will look at the the history of color photography in America and its evolution into European and Asian practices. The second part of the talk will focus on the work of Chinese artists Shen Wei (Flowers Gallery), Cheng Ran (Leo Xu Projects) and Feng Yan (Three Shadows+ 3 Gallery), and their respective approaches to color in their work.

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