A Belgian Couple Will Give Beijing a New Home for Contemporary Art – Randy Kennedy

A Belgian businessman, philanthropist and collector has built a new gallery in the Dashanzi art district in Beijing to house contemporary art:

Beijing.SpanBaron Ullens, who had business interests in China for many years, has collected contemporary and classical Chinese art with his wife for two decades. The goal of the center, he said, is to provide an exhibition space for artists from around the world but particularly for those from China who are less commercially oriented, at a time when the market for Chinese contemporary art is roaring. He said the couple’s plans for the center evolved as their collection grew and as they began to see the Chinese government’s growing receptiveness to contemporary art. [Full text]

[Image: The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, from the New York Times]


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