June 28, 2008 - SH Contemporary - THE Asia Pacific Art Fair
June 28, 2008

THE Asia Pacific Art Fair

THE Asia Pacific Art Fair
September 10th – 13th 2008

Shanghai Exhibition Center
1000 Yan’an Zhong Road. 200040


From September 10th-13th, ShContemporary returns for its second edition to the spectacular Shanghai Exhibition Center. The only major international art show that provides a comprehensive top quality overview of the artistic scene in Asia and creates a cross over with the works of western artists. ShContemporary coincidences with the opening of the Shanghai Biennale – opening just one day after the biennale, making this September the hottest month for all art enthusiasts to be in Shanghai!

Best of Galleries

Over 130 carefully selected exhibiting galleries, coming from both Asian and western countries, will present and intriguing dialogue between Eastern and western art scenes, and will guarantee the highest degree of quality and creativity ( see Participating galleries’ list at: www.shcontemporary.info ).

Best of Discovery

30 artists from Asia Pacific region, selected by ten specialized curators, will show their artworks in a museum like, sales exhibition, offering visitors an insight of the artistic developments in Asia, and the chance to be the first to discover the new generation of Asian artists (for Best of Discovery selection, visit: www.shcontemporary.info ).

Outdoor Special Projects

A new and exciting component to this year’s edition! Installations and sculptures will be the heart of new section Outdoor Special Projects, surrounding the grounds of Shanghai Exhibition Center, providing a greater insight to the developments in contemporary art (Outdoor Special Projects selection still in progress).

ShContemporary is organized by a strong team of leading experts in the field of modern and contemporary art, international art fairs, and trade show business:

BolognaFiere spa, organizer, One of Europe’s leading fair organizers and experts in large-scale exclusive lifestyle fairs. Headquartered in Bologna, Italy, it has branches in the US, Russia and particularly China, where it has become one of the main foreign trade show organizers. The fair is organized in cooperation with SICCA (Shanghai International Culture and Communication Association), a non-governmental agency affiliated to the Public Communications Department of the Party Committee of the City of Shanghai, and Shanghai Art Fair.

Lorenzo A. Rudolf, fair director, former director of ArtBasel, and one of the finest fair directors and experts in the world, with an international experience spanning Europe, the US and Asia.

ShContemporary 08

Opening: Tuesday, September 9th
Public: September 10th to 13th, 2008
Venue: Shanghai Exhibition Center (SEC)
1000 Yan’an Zhong Road. 200040
Information: www.shcontemporary.info

Shanghai Biennale: Opening day: 8th September 2008, Shanghai Art Museum

Shanghai Art Fair: 10th to 13th September 2008, Shanghai Mart

Make sure you stay up to date on our website www.shcontemporary.info . Take advantage of all services and keep updated on exhibiting galleries, artists and on the full programme of art events that will take place during the fair.


To enjoy ShContemporary, we are pleased to offer you a VIP card!
VIP card will allow you an unlimited access to the fair and special VIP events. To request your VIP card, please download the reply form at the link below and send it to the following e-mail address: vipcard@shcontemporary.info :

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Europe, Americas, Middle East Office

BF China Fairs S.r.l.
c/o Fairsystem International Exhibition Services S.p.a.
Via Maserati 16 – 40128 Bologna – Italy
Tel: +39 051282 848
Fax: +39 051 282 895/ 96

Asia Pacific Office

BolognaFiere (Shanghai) Exhibition Ltd.
1st floor, Business Mansion, No. 1333 Nanjing West Road
200040 Shanghai, P.R.C.
Tel: + 86-21-322 203 81
Fax: +86-21-322 203 38

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