Three of our artists will participate in the Festival of Shanghai in 2013
2013 PRESENT ART FESTIVAL
V Meeting in Shanghai
On July 14, 2013, at the prestigious Shanghai PuDong National Library, recurs the annual
PRESENT ART FESTIVAL – V Meeting in Shanghai, the international event dedicated to art and
its many languages, that this year celebrates its fifth edition with a selected group of artists from
various countries all over the world.
The Present Art Festival is much more than an art event: not only it involves the protagonists of the
world of art, but it also offers companies and firms an opportunity to enter the Chinese market. The
Present Art Festival, by endorsing a philosophy of mutual openness to communication and to
cultural exchange, has promotion of art, culture and the best of each country among its main goals,
laying the foundations for a productive dialog between the East and the West.
The Present Art Festival, with its programme of exhibitions, promotional events, forums and
conventions, is an opportunity to get updated on the latest developments of contemporary art, and
an important occasion to get in touch with the Chinese public and the opportunities offered by
The 2013 Present Art Festival is a project by Present Contemporary Art, under the patronage of
the Chinese Ministry of Culture, the Italian Institute of Culture in Shanghai, the Spanish
Consulate in Shanghai, the Piedmont Regional Government, the Liguria Regional
Government, the Genoa Province Government, the Genoa Municipality, the Florence
Municipality and the Bilbao Municipality.
The event catalogue is enriched by a preface written by Spanish General consul Gonzalo Ortiz and
by an introduction written by Paolo Sabbatini, Director of the Cultural Promotion Area of the
Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
This year’s event is also organized in partnership with Museo Ugo Guidi in Forte dei Marmi
(Province of Lucca) and with Associazione Artsnet, based in Florence.
The fifth edition of the Present Art Festival will include a section completely dedicated to the
Florence-Shanghai Prize, which will feature an exhibition of the artworks of the artists who placed
1st, 2nd and 3rd in each of the three categories of the competition: painting, sculpture/installation and
Moreover, at the Shanghai Pudong Culture and Art Guidance Centre Present Contemporary
Art, together with the Shanghai Municipality, will open its new exhibition space with an exhibition
entitled Window of the World Art in Shanghai, where you will able to admire some of the most
important artworks that participated in the previous edition of the Present Art Festival. The
exhibition, which will last for a month, will open on July 20 and will be attended by representatives
of the Municipality and of high-profile companies which made this project possible.
Among the events that will stud the Festival, we would like to highlight Daniele Lunghini’s
personal exhibition (Lunghini is a finalist of the 2012 Florence Shanghai Prize), entitled