New York’s Pace Wildenstein gallery is the first Manhattan gallery to open a branch in Beijing’s 798 arts district, according to the New York Times: The $20 million project is scheduled to open on Aug. 8, in time for...
by Kate Zhao | Dec 20, 2007
The New York Times profiles Shanghai art and design maven Pearl Lam: Ms. Lam, a daughter of the late Lim Por-yen, a Hong Kong tycoon, has been a pioneer in the Chinese art world. With the 1993 opening of the first Contrasts, in Hong Kong, she began promoting Chinese contemporary art long before it enjoyed […]
by Sophie Beach | Jul 26, 2007
A Belgian businessman, philanthropist and art collector has built a new gallery in the Dashanzi art district in Beijing to house contemporary art: Baron Ullens, who had business interests in China for many years, has collected...
by Michael Zhao | Apr 4, 2006
From the New York Times Magazine (link): Pearl Lam knows what we think about when we think about Chinese design: “Fakes. All those counterfeit Louis Vuitton bags. The miles of Prada and Christian Dior. Or Ming chairs, reproduced over and over. It’s very depressing. But we can’t move into the 21st century unless we confront […]
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