Fair gives platform to emerging artists

Wang Jie
Launched in 2015, this year is the fifth edition of the Shanghai Young Art Fair, featuring more than 1,500 artworks created by nearly 400 young artists.
Wang Jie

If you're an art collector on a budget, or a connoisseur scouting for new talent, don't miss the Shanghai Young Art Fair, which is currently running at ShanghaiMart through Sunday.

Launched in 2015, this year is the fifth edition of the fair, featuring over 1,500 artworks created by nearly 400 artists below the age of 44.

The theme of this year’s event is “Redefine.”

Over the years, the fair has been a platform where promising artists from around China have gained public exposure.

Some contemporary ink-wash paintings showcased at the fair are eye-catching, such as “Rabble” by Ren Zhicui. Born in 1996, Ren graduated from the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts.

“Rabble means a mediocre crowd with a passive attitude toward life. As mirrored by this work, I hope that viewers might ponder for themselves whether they are a member of such a crowd,” she said.

Another highlight is “Cloud Nine,” a 5-meter-long print created by Zhao Tianqi. Born in 1995, Zhao said he expects the work to reach 25 meters in length in the future. 

Zhao's work is reminiscent of a long Chinese scroll painting, yet with a contemporary twist.

Event info

Date: Through November 17, 10am-5pm
Venue: ShanghaiMart
Address: 99 Xingyi Rd

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This year's Shanghai Young Art Fair features more than 1,500 artworks created by nearly 400 artists below the age of 44.

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