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The 13th China International Gallery Exposition
September 28 – October 1, 2017  Preview: September 27
National Agriculture Exhibition Center,Exhibition Hall 11, Beijing
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CIGE2006

China International Gallery Exposition 2006 Successfully Ended

16 Countries and Regions; 97 Galleries; 2000 Collectors; 4000 Artworks; 10,000 sq.m. Exhibition Area; 20 million USD Total Turnovers

The 3rd China International Gallery Exposition successfully ended on April 16th. The number and the variety of participating galleries were unprecedented and Chinese visitors felt the fascination of contemporary art.

Increase of Total Turnovers
Compared to last year, the number of participating galleries and exhibited artworks increased, and the values of exhibited artworks were definitely higher than before. The business volume was over 20 million dollar, doubled than last year (10 million dollar). The highest price paid for an artwork is 1.3 million dollar (Andy Warhol <Jackie >). The spectacularly show Wang Du's < Missile> has been bought by a Chinese collector for 280 thousand euros.

Similar to the last two editions, paintings were paid more attention, especially photography work this year. Artworks by Henri Cartier Bresson (presented by the Japanese Zeit-Foto Salon) and by Marc Riboud (presented by the French Faguo Club) were sold out. Among the artworks of Chinese artists, two paintings by Chen Yifei were sold by total amount of 600 thousand dollar; furthermore, a number of artworks of famous contemporary artists such as Fang Lijun, Zeng Fanzhi, Zhang Xiaogang and so on were reserved during the preview of CIGE.

CIGE 2006 distinguished itself as a successful international art exhibition, attracting an international public of collectors and presenting artworks from all over the world. Therefore a lot of the participant galleries confirmed already their participation at CIGE 2007.

Exhibitors in CIGE 2006

Galleries:

Switzerland

2

Spain

4

Germany

7

Italy

5

Mexico

1

France

6

The U.S.

4

Russia

1

Korea

14

Japan

4

Singapore

1

Thailand

1

Indonesia

3

China

Beijing

21

Shanghai

6

Taiwan

9

Hong Kong

3

Other City

5

Total

97

Countries and Regions

16

Others

Special Exhibition "Missile"

1

Auctions

8

VIP Interaction and Appreciation

From 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm, April 12, CIGE Organizing Committee arranged a preview, which attracted a great amount of collectors. In the following four days, the total amount of visitors reached to 40 thousands, not only included the art protagonists in Beijing, but also attracted many representatives and public figures from embassy, literature field, business area.

  VIP Reception

  VIP Preview

From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the evening, CIGE Organizing Committee arranged a cocktail banquet in the exhibition hall, which leaded the preview to climax. The cocktail banquet provided good communicative and interactive chance for collectors and galleries. CAMPARI as the sponsor of CIGE co-arranged a performance by mixologists, which created a pleasant atmosphere to the preview.

  Cocktail

  Famous Emcee Miss Luyu

  VIP Appreciation Banque

In order to appreciate the support of participant galleries and VIPs, the CIGE committee organized "VIP Appreciation Banquet" at the Conference Hall of the China World Hotel. Participant Guests are almost 400 included gallery directors, collectors, Embassy consular, business representatives. The executive director of CIGE Organizing Committee Ms. Wang Yihan and the director of South Korean Gallery Association Ms. Hyun Sook Lee made brief speech respectively to celebrate CIGE's opening and wish its success. ?

Academic Forum

CIGE 2006 focuses on the themes of "internationalism" and "professionalism". There was a two days forum organized by the CIGE at the exhibition hall, on April 13th and 14th. Participant were Jerome Sans (France), curator at the Centre Pompidou and co-founder of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris; Sunjung Kim (Korea), curator of the Korean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2005 and curator of the Gwangju Biennal; Takahiko Honda (Japan), editor and publisher of "Asian Art City"; Uta Grosenick (Germany), freelance editor and curator, author of the book <Art Now>. Also, the committee invited Mr. Zhang Yonglin, Mr.Yao Qian and other three famous collectors to give lectures. Furthermore, during the preview, the committee organized three forums on contemporary artwork collection, in cooperation with Mangazine|名牌,Beijing tourism bureau and China Entrepreneur Magazine, with the participation of entrepreneurs. It not only expanded the influence of CIGE, but also enlarged the communicative and interactive chance between collectors, pre-collectors and representatives of galleries.

  Academic Forum

Exhibited Area
Compared to the previous year, the exhibiting area reached more than 10,000 sq.m., increasing more than 1,000 sq.m for galleries, special exhibitions and VIP room. The whole space included four different areas: Area A served as media, auctions and general services; Area B,C and D were the area reserved to the galleries. A cafeteria and a resting area were respectively in the area B and D.

  Gallery Area

  Auction Area

  Auction Area

  Gift Area

  Information Center

  Coffee Area

Compared to the previous editions, CIGE 2006 attracted a greater number and variety of media. Also many international artistic media as Art Review, some important Chinese media as Sina.com, Modern Weekly and Esquire attended CIGE. In area A, there were nine auction companies who had 18 booths totally, together with a gift shop and an information center that provided free internet access.

Media Report

CIGE 2006 made innovative improvement in the Media participation, and the level of participant galleries increased. Also CIGE paid more attention to the VIP service and academic issues. Regarding the media collaboration, it realized deep, concentrative, effective reports and methods that constituted fine information for the 40,000 visitors. The committee created solid relationship with 21 media who from anywhere of the world. The success of CIGE 2006 attracted totally more than 300 media worldwide.


Interview with Galleries' Director


Interview with Artist and Gallery

Thanks to the participation of various Media, CIGE2006 attracted many visitors
    Entrance

International Media

China World Trade Center

 
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