The 10th edition of ART Shanghai from May 9-13, 2012 celebrates ART Shanghai’s LATIN-AMERICAN PAVILION & THE INTERNATIONAL WING. Showcasing Stephen Knapp: Light Paintings.
Projects curated by Aldo Castillo.
Today, China has become the number one largest art market in the world, challenging the United States and Britain for prominence with its rising collector class and booming economy. Where Chinese collectors once invested in traditional works of art, research shows that they are rapidly embracing the contemporary art market with a younger generation of affluent consumers driving record sales in this developing area.
Shanghai is the largest city by population of the People’s Republic of China and the largest city proper in the world. It is one of the four province-level municipalities of the PRC, with a total population of over 23 million as of 2010. It is a global city, with influence in commerce, culture, finance, media, fashion, technology and transport. It is a major financial center and the busiest container port in the world.
The Latin American Pavilion & The International Wing
ART Shanghai, May 10-14, 2012
New Town Central Park, 2238, West Yan’an Rd., Chang Ning District,
Once a fishing and textiles town, Shanghai grew in importance in the 19th century due to its favorable port location and was one of the cities opened to foreign trade by the 1842 Treaty of Nanking which allowed the establishment of the Shanghai International Settlement. The city then flourished as a center of commerce between east and west, and became the undisputed financial hub of the Asia Pacific in the 1930s.
However, with the Communist Party takeover of the mainland in 1949, the city’s international influence declined. In the 1990s, the economic reforms introduced by Deng Xiaoping resulted in an intense re-development of the city, aiding the return of finance and foreign investment to the city.
Shanghai is a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as The Bund,City God Temple and Yuyuan Garden, as well as the extensive and growing Pudong skyline.
Since its debut in 2003, ART Shanghai has been labeled as the hottest event in the art world of Shanghai, and has gained wide acknowledgement and positive comments from both abroad and at home.
The outreach literally to millions in Asia will be covered by Art Shanghai Fair’s marketing committee which advertises, in 80 prominent national and international magazines, as well as an extensive television and newspaper campaign saturating the huge region. This year’s event will also feature bleeding-edge technology offering social networking coverage on a truly global scale.
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