On October 13, 2019, the second Nanjing Yangtze Contemporary Art Expo jointly built by aitao culture group and Nanjing hantangyu Culture Development Co., Ltd. officially closed in hall A of Nanjing International Exhibition Center. From October 10 to 13, the Yangtze Art Expo lasted for four days, 38000 people attending. The first two VIP days were full of people. Artists, collectors and heads of art institutions from all over the country gather in Jinling City, Nanjing. The last two ordinary audience days are open to the general public, creating an opportunity for Nanjing citizens to contact with modern and contemporary art.
38 galleries and art institutions from all over the world gather together here. Their works include oil painting, sculpture, ink painting, photography, installation, image, design, fashion, trend art and modern home furnishing. At the same time, this contemporary art fair has collected thousands of top contemporary art works, and collected famous domestic artists, collectors, institutional practitioners and art gallery people, presenting in front of the public in a new exhibition mode and a variety of art activities.
Yangtze Contemporary Art Expo selects representative galleries from China and the world to participate in the exhibition with strict mechanism, adheres to the international vision, selects quality, professional standards and abundant local resources, establishes the "essential" main gallery unit, the "talent" independent unit for young artists, the "contemporary Nanjing" public exhibition project, and Art Expo theme forum salon and other projects. Under the premise of academic exchange, let good works go to the market. The purpose of Yangtze Contemporary Art Fair is to focus on Contemporary Art and design, gather many roles such as gallery, artist, art organization, critic, art media, art life brand, Internet art platform, and build an art exchange platform based on Nanjing and connecting the world in an all-round way. 38 selected galleries and art institutions gathered at the exhibition site of 6000 square meters. The number of exhibitors increased by 10 compared with the first time last year. Among them, there are many famous first-line galleries and local outstanding galleries, including xiangner, mozai ink, Qianbo Gallery, potential space and other art institutions for the first time, bringing thousands of domestic and foreign art works.
The "blue fugue" brought by Shanghart gallery was created by Zhu Dequn in the year when he was awarded the lifetime academician of French Academy. It is also one of the most wonderful works in his art career. Blue is the theme of Zhu Dequn's creation in the 1990s. This composition is different from other blue series, which is more compact and complete. Fugue is a form of polyphonic music. Zhu Dequn combines his favorite classical music elements and blue color in this work, which is extremely rare. Zeng Dong, founder of Nanjing Yangtze contemporary art fair, said: "after two years of accumulation, Yangtze Contemporary Art Fair has become an important event in Nanjing Cultural and art circles. Through the carefully curated Gallery booth and independent art projects, it will present a more diversified and novel face this year.
In 2019, Yangtze Art Expo will be displayed in front of the public in the form of an art festival. Together with local art institutions, it will create a "Contemporary Art Week" in Nanjing, connecting contemporary art to the city. It let Nanjing burst out the accumulated art energy for a long time and drive the art creation of the whole city. " In this art fair, public art units such as "photography art unit", "public art section" and "city art corner" will be set up more attentively, and public art projects will be added to the exhibition hall for the first time. In terms of cross-border art, we have also cooperated BMW, Lufthansa, luxliving, Phase one and other upper-class consumer brands, so that the public can experience the concept of art life. Nanjing, as an ancient capital of Six Dynasties with a long history, is creating a new art century with it as the leading role. There are many art loving citizens, artists and collectors in Nanjing. They live in Nanjing and have long been concerned about the development of global and local art. Last year, the emergence of the first Art Yangtze has even activated a new art activity in the city, linking the local art of Nanjing with the global art culture.
As a window of the city's cultural label and internationalization, Art Fair will undoubtedly attract gallery owners, collectors, curators, curators, artists, media people, celebrities and art lovers from all over the country and the world, and even become a new cultural card of a city. As an example, the first Nanjing Yangtze Contemporary Art Expo 2018 has attracted not only the first-line galleries from Asia and China, but also the new modern and contemporary art galleries in Nanjing. Nanjing city plays an important role in the history of Chinese culture. To create a brand-new contemporary art brand in the local area requires close combination and development with localization. A group of modern and contemporary artists from Nanjing are fully involved. Their creative motivation, inspiration source and growth process are closely related to the history and reality of Nanjing. These rich artistic "texts" not only reflect the aesthetic background of a city, but also outline the macro picture of contemporary thoughts.