Salon X: The Great Art Collectors

Date: March 24th, 2012, 3 pm to 5.30 pm

What would we know about the arts without the great arts collectors of former times? Tate and Guggenheim, Yongle and Qianlong, collected and preserved the arts of their times and rendered a service to the heritage of mankind. What are present-day collectors’ motivations like, in East and West?

Chair:

Michael Kahn-Ackermann, Former Regional Director Goethe-Institut China, Senior Advisor to the Confucius Institute

Speakers:

Erika Hoffmann-Koenige, Art Collector, Hoffmann Art Collection, Berlin

Christian Boros, Art Collector, Boros Art Collection, Berlin

Qiao Zhibing, Contemporary Art Collector, Beijing

Zhang Rui, Contemporary Art Collector, Beijing

Language:

Chinese/German with simultaneous translation (English/Chinese/German)

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