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SYMPOSIUM ON THE CONTEMPORARY ART MARKET IN CHINA DURING ART COLOGNE ART FAIR IN DÜSSELDORF – A COOPERATION WITH CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE AND A DELEGATION OF EIGHT REPUTED SPEAKERS FROM CHINA
from Friday, 19th until Saturday, 20th April 2013


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Background:

Since 2011, China has become the leader of the global art market holding 30% of total global art market value share and 42% of global art market value share at art auctions. Gross domestic product will grow stronger in China in the future and more and more Chinese will invest their money in pieces of art *In consequence, the interest in the Chinese art market has risen tremendously during recent times. A symposium conceptualized by ARTGATE for Confucius Institute Düsseldorf will uncover questions specifically in relation to the contemporary art market in China and clarify collector strategies, the functioning of art institutions and China’s relevance and future perspectives in the world art market structure.

Participate in an enlightening symposium and understand the functioning of the Chinese contemporary art market from eight exceptional experts!

Planned topics for lectures, dialogues and discussion rounds:

TOPIC 1:
The Chinese contemporary art in the global world structure – meaning and future perspectives in a regulated environment

TOPIC 2:
The art collector in China – personalities, strategies and methods

Topic 3:
Entrepreneurship in the Chinese art market – approaches, problem solving and communication strategies

Topic 4:
The most important art institutions in China – cooperation, communication and the meaning of cultural education

Topic 5:
Importance and weight of art media in China – between commerce and freedom of thought

Topic 6:
The development of contemporary art in China after the Cultural Revolution – a review from 1976 untill today

Topic 7:
Facts and figures about the Chinese contemporary art market – the integration of China into the international art market

Topic 8:
Main themes in Chinese contemporary art – differences in comparison to the Western understanding of art

Topic 9:
Thoughts of freedom and creativity in contemporary art in China – an evaluation by an artist

Extra Information:
  • Simultaneous translators will be present all the time
  • The participation in the symposium is for free but an application is necessary
  • Location and more detail on the symposium will be communicated closer to the event


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Contact and Management:
ARTGATE – consulting & connecting the arts
Leoni Spiekermann, Director of ARTGATE
address Postfach 101315 | 40004 Düsseldorf | Germany
phone 0049 (0)211.99488141
fax 0049 (0)211.99488142
e-mail mail@artgateconsulting.com

*Sources: Arts Economics (2012) with data from IMF , data from artnet (2012) , AMMA (2012)