PARIS PHOTO 2016 : Asian selection

As every year, Paris welcomes PARIS PHOTO, an art fair consacred to this medium. For this new edition, many asian galleries are presented under the great nave of Grand Palais.

Galerie Paris-Beijing is present. Founded in Beijing in 2006, Galerie Paris-Beijing has expanded from 2009 by opening an exhibition space dedicated to Asian contemporary photography in Paris. The Gallery is willing to continue developing this bridge between East and West by becoming a platform for both emerging and established Asian artists.

On its booth, the gallery exhibits a Beijing Silvermine Project, as example the artist Thomas Sauvin, a French photography collector and editor living in Beijing. Since 2006 he exclusively works as a consultant for the UK-based Archive of Modern Conflict,[1][2] an independent archive and publisher, for whom he collects Chinese works, from contemporary photography to period publications to anonymous photography.

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Thomas Sauvin (Beijing Silvermine) Beijing Silvermine, 1985-2005 C-Type Hand Print 67 x 100 cm Thomas Sauvin – Beijing Silvermine
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Hiroshi Sugimoto DUOMO, SIENA, 2014 Gelatin silver print 149 x 119,4 cm © Hiroshi Sugimoto Courtesy GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana

Next, the italian gallery, Galleria Continua, shows on its booth asian photographers. In 2005 Galleria Continua opened a new exhibition space in Beijing, China, the aim being to promote international contemporary art in a nation where it is little seen and to encourage new forms of cultural exchange. Galleria Continua Beijing performs a particularly intense cultural mediation role, offering Asian art-lovers the chance to visit exhibitions in which international-level artists devise projects specifically for the gallery space and reflect upon their experiences.

This year, the gallery presents in Paris the Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto. Born in Tokyo in 1948, Hiroshi Sugimoto is a multi-disciplinary artist, working in photography, sculpture, installation, and architecture. His work deals with history and temporal existence by investigating through a variety of subject matter issues surrounding time, empiricism, and metaphysics.  His art bridges Eastern and Western ideologies while examining the nature of time, perception, and the origins of consciousness.

The M97 an independent photographic art gallery, presents a range of important Chinese and international emerging and established artists. Founded in 2006 by Steven Harris, M97 is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation for the art of photography in China across all genres of the medium and it now represents over 20 artists.  it’s one of the first photography galleries established in Shanghai and one of the largest of its kind in China.

For this twentieth edition, the gallery shows a selection of Chinese emerging or confirmed artists as DAN Luo, FAN Ho, JIANG Zhi, FEIMING Shan, HAN Lei, NINGDE Wang, WENHUAN Shao.

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Lei Han Suzhou Bonsai, 2015 Lenticular photograph 123cm x 92cm x 2 panels Photos credits : M97 Gallery

Arton Art is present at fair too. Artron Art Group is a comprehensive cultural industry group founded in 1993, committed to inheriting, enhancing and spreading art value. Artron Art Group has three bases in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, with Artron’s products and service reaching out to dozens of countries in the world. Based on abundant art data, Artron provides art industry with professional service and experience of quality products by integrated application of IT, advanced digital science and innovative crafts and materials. Artists concerned on its booth this year : GAO Bo, LÜ Nan, QUAN Xiao, YANKANG Yang, and more.

Magda Danysz is part of the fair too. Based in Shanghai and Paris, Magda Danysz supports emerging artists from all horizons, as well as talents already recognized throughout the world in a variety of practices ranging from photography, painting, sculpture to digital art.
For this twentieth edition, the gallery a range of Asian artists : CHENG Peikwen, DALI Zhang, HONGBO Li, HUANG Rui, KEPING Wang, YANG Yongliang, BOLIN Liu.

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Peikwen Cheng Free on the range, 2004 Inkjet print on Fine Art paper 100 x 150 cm Photos Credits : Galerie Magda Danysz

As for Blindspot Gallery (based in Hong Kong), it presents the black and white photography by Chinese photographers ZHANG Haier (born in 1957) and ZHENG Liu (born in 1969) who are both considered iconic figures in experimental photography in China developed during the 1980s to 1990s, as well as the contemporary abstract works by PENGYI Jiang (born in 1977). Featured works include vintage photographs by ZHANG Haier taken in 1980s, ZHENG Liu ‘s ambitious project The Chinese consists of 180 portraits taken from 1994 to 2002 throughout China.

PARIS PHOTO 2016
November, 10-13, 2016
Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris – France
Opening hours: from Thursday to Saturday noon – 8pm , Sunday noon – 7pm
Full rate entry : 30€
Reduced rate entry : 15€
Official website : here