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  • Events | 15 February, 2009 (06:27)

    Chinese Contemporary Art In The Economic Downturn

    We’re excited to offer a talk by two experts in contemporary art, hosted by the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art at 798. UCCA’s director, Jerome Sans, will speak about the center’s support for contemporary Chinese art, while Professor Mei Jianping will give us his perspective on how Chinese contemporary art is riding out the economic turmoil.

    DATE: Tuesday, Feb 17
    TIME: Talk will begin at 7:30. FCCC members are welcome at the Center from 6:30 to view UCCA’s newly opened exhibition by artist Qiu Zhijie, “Breaking through the Ice”.
    LOCATION: Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, 798 Art District, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Rd
    DIRECTIONS: Enter 798 from the No 4 entrance (the first one when approaching along Jiuxianqiao Rd). Go straight through the first intersection; the Center is on your right shortly after.
    Free for FCCC members, 50 yuan for non-members. Please RSVP so we can estimate numbers.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

    Jerome Sans is director of the UCCA in Beijing, and cultural curator for hotel chain Le Meridien. He has directed or curated art exhibitions across France and Europe. He was most recently program director at Baltic – Center for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, UK, from 2006-2008, after having co-founded and co-directed Palais de Tokyo from 2002 – 2006.

    Dr. Mei Jianping is a principal developer of the Mei Moses Fine Art Price Indices. He teaches at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing, and is also a tenured associate professor of finance at the Stern School of Business, New York University and director of CCFR Real Estate Research Program at Tsinghua University. He earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University, where he studied under current Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke. His major areas of research include international asset pricing and real asset finance.

    Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) is a non profit, comprehensive art center founded in Beijing by collectors Guy and Myriam Ullens in November 2007. UCCA presents exhibitions of established and emerging artists and develops a trusted platform to share knowledge through education and research.