From Feb. 23 to 25, PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco at the Fort Mason Center will host select galleries, exhibitions and public programming for its 2018 edition, alongside the work of cutting-edge artists which will be available for purchase for the first time on the West Coast.
First Look opening night on February 22, 2018 will benefit the photography program at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Highlights include new work by artists Alec Soth (Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis); the West Coast debut of French visual artist Noémie Goudal (Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris); a female-focused presentation featuring Ruth van Beek and Eva Stenram from The Ravestijn Gallery (Amsterdam). Mandy Barker (East Wing, Doha), and Cuban artist Abelardo Morell (Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York & Zurich) will present works at the fair in addition to speaking in the Fair’s Conversations program.
The 2018 edition of PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco will feature the debut of a roster of globally significant galleries including: Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve (Paris), Les Filles du Calvaire (Paris), Parrotta (Cologne), Rademakers Gallery (Amsterdam), SAGE (Paris) and Tang Feng Gallery (Miaoli City).
PHOTOFAIRS is committed to presenting work from both the Asian and Latin American markets at its San Francisco fair. Collectors will be introduced to new artists and galleries such as ShanghART Gallery (Beijing, Shanghai & Singapore) who will debut in San Francisco with works from contemporary Chinese artists Birdhead, Chen Wei and Jiang Pengyi. Fellow Chinese artists Shen Wei (Flowers Gallery, New York & London), Luo Bonian, RongRong and Wang Wusheng (Three Shadows + 3 Gallery, Beijing & Xiamen) will also be presented.
Mexican artists Ricardo Nicolayevsky and Tania Franco-Klein will be presented for the first time in San Francisco by Almanaque (Mexico City). Collecting photography from Latin American countries will also be discussed in-depth by international curators as part of the Conversations talks program.
The 2018 public program will also include Insights, a curated exhibition of museum quality pieces available for private sale. Using the theme “The Poetry of Silence”, local West Coast artists Tammy Rae Carland, John Chiara, Erica Deeman and Klea McKenna will be presented alongside 20th century masters of the photographic medium.
PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco is the city’s only art fair dedicated to the medium of photography.
2018 gallery highlights
● SAGE (Paris) will exhibit internationally celebrated contemporary artist Wolfgang Tillmans, iconic works from Andy Warhol’s photobooth series, Japanese artist Naoya Hatakeyama and Italian photographers Carlo Mollino, Mario Giacomelli, Paolo Gioli and Guido Guidi. ● German gallery Parrotta (Cologne) will place a focus on german artists exploring the landscape tradition through the eyes of artists Detlef Olopp and Margaret Hope. ● Robert Klein Gallery (Boston) will debut at PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco with works including those by Iranian artist Gohar Dashti. ● Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve (Paris) will present works by Juergen Teller and Boris Mikhailov. ● PACE Gallery (New York, Palo Alto, London, Paris, Seoul & Beijing) will offer a solo presentation by artist Michal Rovner’s latest series, Night. ● Bruce Silverstein (New York) will exhibit works by Mishka Henner, which explore the role of photography in the internet age. ● Weinstein Gallery (Minneapolis) will present Robert Mapplethorpe, Erik Madigan Heck, and debut work from a new series by artist Alec Soth.
Galleries confirmed to date include: acb Gallery (Budapest), Almanaque (Mexico City), CAMERA WORK (Berlin), De Soto Gallery (Los Angeles), East Wing (Doha), EUQINOMprojects (San Francisco), Flowers Gallery (New York & London), Gallery 1/1 (Seattle), In The Gallery (Copenhagen), Edwynn Houk Gallery (New York & Zurich), Robert Klein Gallery (Boston), KLV Art Projects (Vienna), Les Filles du Calvaire (Paris), PACE Gallery (New York, Palo Alto, London, Paris, Seoul & Beijing), Christine Park Gallery (London & New York), Robert Mann Gallery (New York), Parrotta (Cologne), Rademakers Gallery (Amsterdam), The Ravestijn Gallery (Amsterdam), SAGE (Paris), ShanghART Gallery (Beijing, Shanghai & Singapore), Bruce Silverstein (New York), Tang Feng Gallery (Miaoli City), Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve (Paris), Three Shadows +3 Gallery (Beijing), Upfor (Portland), Weinstein Gallery (Minneapolis); Galerie Stephan Witschi (Zurich), and Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery (New York).