The third annual Shanghai Fine Jewellery and Art Fair (SFJAF) is slated to return to Shanghai from November 3rd to the 11th this year. But what’s in a name can be misleading – the fair will also host archaeology and antique dealers in addition to its modern and contemporary art dealers and fine jewelers. If that line-up sounds impressive, it has nothing on the guests: the SFJAF has become one of the most important society events for China’s most cosmopolitan city.
A sneak-peek private viewing will be hosted for VIPs on November 2nd, and a special forum organized by the World Chinese Collectors Association will appear on the agenda. A gala dinner organized by the China Culture Exchange Foundation will be held on November 3rd, which will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Shanghai Museum. Because of this special occasion, it is expected that this year’s fair will draw clients and collectors from all over China, Asia, and beyond.
China is now the number one art market in the world, with a global share of 41 percent. As Chinese tastes become more accustomed to Western art, the SFJAF will become even more popular.