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

(9th Edition)

中文 / ENGLISH

 

CIGE2007 Review

 

The 5th China International Gallery Exposition successfully closed on May 6, 2007. Opened on May 2, 118 galleries from 20 countries and areas together with 3000 collectors and over 40,000 visitors celebrated the great art event in spring of 2007.

CAE Media which has organized the CIGE for 3 consecutive years enhanced the artistry and technicality of the event. CIGE 2007 made a glamorous performance and steady progress in the curatorship, the quality of artworks, international art communication and sales. The sales of artworks by the exhibitors exceeded 200 million RMB and the number of visitors has exceeded 40,000.

Gallery
CIGE 2007 invited a great number of collectors to the VIP preview, especially the number of Chinese collectors increased significantly. Outstanding galleries from China, Taiwan, Europe and USA achieved strong sales. A group of galleries sold over half of their artworks at the preview, such as Marlborough gallery from US, Galerie Schuebbe Projekt from Germany, L.A.Gallery Beijing, Red Gate Gallery, Soka Contemporary Space from Beijing and Shanghart Gallery from Shanghai. The total sales of 118 galleries surpassed last year, attaining 200 million RMB. Although CIGE 2007 was held during the May Day holiday, it attracted a great number of visitors as it did last year.

Exhibitors in CIGE 2007

Korea

17

Spain

7

Germany

5

Italy

5

France

5

The U.S.

5

Japan

5

Australia

3

Indonesia

3

Switzerland

3

U.K.

1

Russia

1

Mexico

1

Holand

1

India

1

Singapore

1

Isreal

1

China

China mainland

39

China Taiwan

12

China Hongkong

2

Total:

118

Art Projects
The Special Exhibition: Memories on E-motion was a great experiment of this exposition. The cooperation of six international famous curators and six renowned artists has attracted the attention of the insiders. The special projects at the 2nd floor became a brilliant exhibition.

Wu Hung, curator, professor at East Asia Art Center of Chicago University, said, “it’s the first time I joined the exhibition of a exposition in China. This year’s special exhibition is very interesting and I hope there will be more opportunity for our cooperation in the future.” Japanese curator Mami Kataoka expressed the same feeling; she said the special exhibition are highlights, merging the non-commercial artworks of curators and artists in a commercial event.” Meanwhile, Multi-Media Arts International Lab & Forum, Subliminals, Latin-American Art Forum are also important projects of the exposition. Multi-Media Arts International Lab & Forum invited many excellent artists who are devoted to new media developments, such as Wang Jianwei, Qiu Zhijie, Liu Binjian. They presented audiences splendid photography. The six non-profit art organizations that come to China the first time worked on the Subliminals, showing their supports for young avant-garde artists and artworks.

Special Art Project Memories on e-motion Special Art Project Multi-Media Arts International Lab & Forum
Special Art Project Subliminals Special Art Forum ART AND NEW MEDIA IN LATIN AMERICA

Facilities and Service
CIGE has been held in China World Trade Center for three consecutive years. CIGE 2007 took place in both 1st and 2nd floors of the 13,000 square-meters exhibition hall, offering an opportunity for collectors and audiences to view more excellent artworks from more outstanding galleries. At the same time every aspect of the organization of this was improved, including logistics, installation, VIP arrangements and media promotion.

VIP Service
In order to provide an effective platform for acquisition and promotion of artworks, CIGE 2007 provided a series of high standard services to the VIPs.

VIP Preview
CIGE 2007 began with the VIP Preview in China World Trade Center at 2pm on May 2nd, 2007. Over 3000 VIPs from different professions attended CIGE 2007, including celebrities such as artist Zeng Fanzhi, entrepreneur Zhang Lan, Talkshow Host Chen Luyu, Musician Sheng Zhongguo and his wife. There were impressed by more than 5000 artworks from 118 galleries.

VIP Cocktail Reception
The Preview cocktail party started at 6 p.m., the flair bartender presented a wonderful performance. Accompanied with various CAMPARI cocktails, thousands of VIPs expressed their perspectives of the preview and recent art scenes. Combining arts and drinks, the cocktail party became the highlight of the preview and created a delighted atmosphere.

2007 CIGE banquet
After the preview on May 2nd, CAE Media held a grand CIGE Banquet. The guests include professionals in art business, fashion stars, successful entrepreneurs and ambassadors who are interested in art; their participation made the banquet an elite gathering in the art world. The organizing team of CIGE strives to provide an effective platform of communication between Chinese and Foreign art organizations, and also collectors and art dealers.

Brands Cooperation
CIGE 2007 cooperated with some famous international brands, building this art pageant together. EPSON China provided electronic equipments for the special art projects. CAMPARI provided wines for preview cocktail party, VIP banquet and VIP lounge. BEAUTY SKY provided the Committee and VIP with tea. ILLY and CIGE created the coffee area, providing high quality coffee and snacks. Other cooperating brands include KARTELL, 21CAKE, KUAN’S LIVING and so on. The cooperation between prominent brands and CIGE 2007 created a fascinating experience for the art lovers.