Chinese Contemporary Art

Nov 15, 2013 9:44PM

I went to a director's annual reception at the Guggenheim Museum on Wednesday, the 13th of November. Even though the main focus of the lecture was about UBS and its relationship with the Guggenheim collection with a special focus on Robert Mapplethorpe outstanding photography, I was particuraly interested in that Mr. Richard Armstrong touched upon the Robert Ho Foundation, a Hong Kong–based independent philanthropic organisation. The Foundation has collaborated with the Guggenheim Museum to embark The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative. The museum features new works by contemporary Chinese artists that will enter the Museum’s permanent collection.!/programme/53

In addition, the upcoming Armory Show focus section will   showcase the Strength and Diversity of Contemporary Art in China. Philip Tinari, Director of The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, will curate Armory Focus: China, bringing a new perspective of contemporary art practice. 

We still remember the memorable auction in London. The decorative 16-inch vase started at $800,000, but after a half-hour, it was sold unexpectedly at $69.5 million. It was the highest price ever paid at auction for a Chinese antiquity. 

International art market is now focusing on Chinese contemporary art? 

It is very exciting that a new museum M+ is expected to open in Hong Kong, 2017.