|SH Contemporary 2011 announces NEW DIRECTOR (20.10.2010)|
|SH Contemporary is pleased to announce the appointment of Massimo Torrigiani as its new Fair Director. Torrigiani will be responsible for the next editions of The Asia Pacific Art Fair, and has already started working for Shanghai Contemporary 2011 which will take place at Shanghai Exhibition Centre from September 9-11, 2011.|
“I want SH Contemporary to keep its position as the most important contemporary art fair in mainland China; an insider’s guide to develop international business and projects in the Chinese and Asia Pacific markets”, declared Torrigiani. “The most successful, lasting projects I know are grassroots; where you start working in the local environment and then expand to new territories.
I don't believe in imposed cultural models. I want to listen to the gallerists, artists, collectors, institutions, and partners with interest and experience in China and in Asia. Then we will nurture a proficient platform to attract their international counterparts. To support the development of Shanghai as a global capital of the arts, a hub for the Chinese and Asian art worlds”.
Massimo Torrigiani is the co-founder and director of Boiler Corporation, a publishing company and creative agency focused on contemporary visual arts and culture, which also produces Milan and New York-based Fantom - Photographic Quarterly. Torrigiani was previously the co-editor of international art magazine Boiler, and editor-in-chief of Italian style magazine Rodeo. He carried out academic research on the relationship between cultural policies and urban regeneration, organized art events and conferences in Italy and abroad, and worked extensively as a strategic and communication consultant for publishing, fashion and design companies. He was born in Bari, Italy, in 1966 and is based in Milan.
Colin Chinnery, who was the director of the last two editions of the fair, and contributed a great deal to the development of Shanghai Contemporary, has resigned his position to devote more time to his own work. He will however remain involved with the fair working as a consultant for SH Contemporary 2011.
Established in 2007, SH Contemporary is an essential art fair in Asia. Its leading position in China, focus on experimental ideas, and commitment to developing new collectors in the region, has made it a fair with a clear vision for the future of the Asian market.
SH Contemporary is produced by Bolognafiere S.p.A.; organized in co-operation with the following Chinese partners: Shanghai International Cultural Communication Association (SICCA), Shanghai Art Fair Organization Committee and Eastern Shanghai International Culture Film & Television Group.