2012中艺博国际画廊博览会
China International Gallery Exposition 2012

(9th Edition)

中文 / ENGLISH

Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, the ninth Edition of the China International Gallery Exposition (CIGE 2012) will take place at the Exhibition Hall of the China World Trade Centre in Beijing from April 12th to 15th, 2012 (Preview April 11th).

With the auspices of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2010 Shanghai Expo, China now arrives at an unprecedented age of prosperity. Its remarkable economic developments in the 21st century and its advances as a political and economic power have secured the country as a leading international force in the world. While China plays an important role to fortify the network between Asian regions, CIGE 2012 serves as a critical exchange platform to internationalize the local arts environment. As the world continues to keep on eye on the booming developments of Chinese contemporary art and its impact on the global art world, the future of contemporary art market in China remains promising to art professionals worldwide.

Looking back at the global economic decline in 2010 and its in 2011, the Chinese arts market has remained strong and the economic power of Chinese art continues to grow substantially. China’s growing consumption levels for luxury goods gives the local art market further confidence.

Within the ever-changing trends of global contemporary art, CIGE distinguishes itself as an exquisite, first-rate and original platform for presenting the most exemplary artistic practices in the world today.

CIGE 2012 Gallery Exhibition

10,000 square meter space on the first floor of the China World Trade Center Exhibition Hall will host around 60 selected outstanding galleries from all over the world, presenting a panorama of modern and contemporary art. CIGE 2012 welcomes and encourages any form of art expression, including photography, video, painting, sculptures, mixed media, installations, prints, digital and net art, textile, design…

Understanding the relevance of technology and globalization on the economic infrastructure of the art world, CIGE 2012 SPECIAL PROJECTS invite galleries, artists, not-for-profit art organizations, museums, institutions, private collections, and visitors to reflect on our contemporary visual culture.

1) CIGE 2012 Special Project - SOLO SHOWS MAPPING ASIA

The 1st floor of the Exhibition Hall of the China World Trade Center will host solo shows of young and emerging artists in Asia. The projects are realized in collaboration with art galleries.

2) CIGE 2012 Special Project - SUBLIMINALS

At the entrance of the China World Trade Center, SUBLIMINALS presents not-for-sale projects realized by not-for-profit art organizations and cultural centers. Non-for-profit organizations usually do not directly participate in art fairs, but definitely have a determinant relevance in the economy of the whole contemporary art system.

CIGE 2012 Media

CIGE 2011 cooperated with over 150 influential media at home and abroad, including Modern Media, TRENDS, L’OFFICIEL, The Art Newspaper, Art Leap etc. We are devoted to presenting the mature mode and internationalization of the art fair and building a broad promotion stage for exhibitors and artists. CIGE 2012 will assist media partners to conduct interviews and special features focusing on exhibitors and artists, alongside with internet resources to further promote artworks and galleries to guarantee our exhibitors benefit from high quality media exposure.

CIGE 2012 VIP Program

CIGE 2012 will invite over 5,000 collectors, museum directors, art critics, artists, curators, government officials, and social celebrities all over the world, to broaden the opportunity of networking via well organized special events for VIP and guests. The CIGE 2012 VIP Opening, and VIP Dinner bring together key art professionals from China and abroad in a spectacular experience that combines art and cuisine.