The 4th Shanghai International Artwork Trade Week to be held in November

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The 4th Shanghai International Artwork Trade Week to be held in November

October 15
12:09 2022

The 4th Shanghai International Artwork Trade Week will be held at Shanghai Exhibition Center from November 10th to November 14th, 2022.


Building an important international art trade center and accelerating the trade of hundreds of billions of cultural relics and the formation of the scale of the art industry are important strategic arrangements of the “SHANGHAI CULTURE” brand as well as the development goals put forward in the “50 Articles of Shanghai Cultural Creativity”. Since 2019, Shanghai has held three consecutive “International Artwork Trade Months”. Each year it attracts more than 100 global art institutions to participate, holding more than 100 art activities in a concentrated manner and sealing over 10 billion art trade deals. The concentration, identification, and global influence of Shanghai’s art industry have been significantly enhanced as a result of such events.

The 3rd International Art Fair Month hosted China International Import Expo (CIIE)’s unique “Cultural Relics and Art” section of the import fair with a turnover of 760 million yuan, far exceeding the previous turnover of 2.2 million yuan achieved through their five exhibits in 2020 and becoming China’s “entrance” for international cultural relics and art. This time around, in conjunction with the art season, it will launch the “Shanghai Art Exhibition” and organize 96 art galleries in Shanghai to hold more than 140 exhibitions and a number of public education activities. “Art Shanghai” will be implemented for the first time, the global urban public art project collection plan and the global art creation plan will be released, the selection activities of art communities, art blocks, art hotels, art restaurants and so on will be carried out, and the headquarters of a number of art management institutions will be determined to link art collection with art aesthetic education.

The 9th ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair

Based on past achievements, there are many changes this year. According to Fang Shizhong, director of Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism, this Shanghai International Artwork Trade Week is planned to be held in November. There are three main considerations: Firstly, deepen institutional innovation and form a “SHANGHAI PLAN ” for systematic reform; Secondly, promote activity innovation and strengthen the “SHANGHAI BRAND” of cultural relics and artworks; Thirdly, promote business innovation and run out of the “SHANGHAI TRACK” of digital transformation.

This trade week will continue to focus on the overall strategy of “policy centralization, subject centralization, trade centralization, and benefit centralization” and take “GLOBAL ART IN SHANGHAI ” as the theme to gather three major art fairs: The 1st China International Antiques and Fine Art Fair, ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair , and West Bund Art&Design, with a total of more than 200 exhibitors, 6,000 exhibits and an estimated value of over RMB 5 billion.

It will concentrate on holding high-quality art activities such as “Shanghai Dialogue”, “Art Bund”, and “Hues of Shanghai The Fine Art Exhibition Season” . At the same time, it will promote the implementation of reform policies, establish full-process service guarantee, take a leading position in Asia-Pacific art trade, and lay a solid foundation for Shanghai to build an important international art trade center.

The 9th ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair

The 8th West Bund Art&Design

On the afternoon of November 10th (Thursday), the opening ceremony of the 4th Shanghai International Artwork Trade Week will also be held in the Friendship Hall of Shanghai Exhibition Center.

Shanghai Exhibition Center

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