China International Gallery Exposition 2012

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Art Galleries
During the five-days fair’s duration, CIGE 2009 presented 84 galleries from 23 countries and regions.
In 2009 CIGE strengthens its relations in China, presented 23 outstanding art galleries from China mainland and 9 from China Taiwan. Solid ties and exclusive networks are established with neighboring Japan and Korea, which are represented at the art fair respectively with 7 and 12 galleries. South East Asia vibrant contemporary art scene also emerges as great protagonist at CIGE, with the participation of 7 galleries from Indonesia, 2 from the Philippines, 1 from Singapore, and 1 from India. In 2009 CIGE widens its artistic horizons through Asia and the Asia-Pacific Region. For the first time in the history of CIGE participating galleries are from Pakistan (1), Mongolia (1), and Australia (2). Facing the challenges and changes of the economical and political balance of our multipolar and interdependent world, CIGE would like to position itself as a dynamic and unique platform, open to contemporary artistic creations and visions from all over the world. For the first time in its history, CIGE presented art galleries from all the five continents (Asia, Europe, America, Africa, and Oceania). CIGE 2009 featured art galleries from Europe, Italy (3), Spain (3), Germany (3), England (1), Austria (1), and The United States of America (1), and showed galleries from Latin America (Cuba and Mexico), Middle East (Syria and Israel), and Africa (Kenya).The participation of art galleries from Syria and Kenya marked the first gallery presentation at CIGE of contemporary art from the Arab world and the African continent.

 

Art Galleries
During the five-days fair’s duration, CIGE 2009 presented 84 galleries from 23 countries and regions.
In 2009 CIGE strengthens its relations in China, presented 23 outstanding art galleries from China mainland and 9 from China Taiwan. Solid ties and exclusive networks are established with neighboring Japan and Korea, which are represented at the art fair respectively with 7 and 12 galleries. South East Asia vibrant contemporary art scene also emerges as great protagonist at CIGE, with the participation of 7 galleries from Indonesia, 2 from the Philippines, 1 from Singapore, and 1 from India. In 2009 CIGE widens its artistic horizons through Asia and the Asia-Pacific Region. For the first time in the history of CIGE participating galleries are from Pakistan (1), Mongolia (1), and Australia (2). Facing the challenges and changes of the economical and political balance of our multipolar and interdependent world, CIGE would like to position itself as a dynamic and unique platform, open to contemporary artistic creations and visions from all over the world. For the first time in its history, CIGE presented art galleries from all the five continents (Asia, Europe, America, Africa, and Oceania). CIGE 2009 featured art galleries from Europe, Italy (3), Spain (3), Germany (3), England (1), Austria (1), and The United States of America (1), and showed galleries from Latin America (Cuba and Mexico), Middle East (Syria and Israel), and Africa (Kenya).The participation of art galleries from Syria and Kenya marked the first gallery presentation at CIGE of contemporary art from the Arab world and the African continent.

MAPPING ASIA
On the Second Floor of the China World Trade Center, MAPPING ASIA presents a selection of solo shows of contemporary artists from Asia. Mapping Asia Solo Projects are evaluated by an international Art Expert Committee of Major Museum Directors and Curators from USA and Europe, which acted as a Jury choosing and announcing the five most interesting solo shows in occasion of CIGE 2009 Opening Preview. The awarded artists are Xiao Bo (Platform China), Lee, Jin Ju (I M ART), He An (Tang Contemporary Art), Yuree Kensaku (100 Tonson Gallery) and Gede Mahendrayasa (Langgeng Gallery).

INTERNATIONAL SOLO SHOWS
CIGE 2009 INTERNATIONAL SOLO SHOWS -also attracted a great attention of visitors. It presented the works of international artists, who have entered in direct contact with China, valuing the importance of intercultural experience as well as of the capacity of adaptability to the local environment, its bio diversity and cultural richness.


 

SUBLIMINALS
SUBLIMINALS 2009 are organized in collaboration with international governmental cultural centers, not-for-profit organizations and private foundations. The projects focused in particular on the activities of international artists who are currently based in Beijing or have entered in direct contact with China in the past. SUBLIMINALS examined the local environment in which we live and work and point out its cultural and bio diversity, presented the works of international artists as reaction to their direct contact and experiences in Beijing.


 

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