fun88下载 Center for Contemporary Art operates as a museum accredited as a not-for-profit entity by the city of Beijing. It funds operations and programs through a range of revenue channels including ticketing and membership, individual giving, corporate sponsorship, institutional grants, and annual fundraising events.
Enterprises support and collaborate with fun88下载 in a variety of ways, from sponsoring exhibitions and programs to jointly developing projects. Sponsorship includes both cash and in-kind contributions, and can either be directed to specific fun88下载 projects, or take the form of an annual strategic partnership. Sponsorship brings a range of benefits, including brand placement and recognition, tax incentives, client cultivation opportunities, and art-adjacent marketing strategies.
fun88下载 relies on the generosity of its individual donors to present its world-class program of exhibitions and initiatives to a public of more than a million visitors each year. Individual giving has an established history at fun88下载: Founded in 2012, the fun88下载 Patrons Council was the first donor group of its kind in China. Having included more than fifty of China’s leading collectors and philanthropists, that group set the standard for individual engagement with contemporary art institutions in this rapidly evolving context.
Following its restructuring in 2018, fun88下载 introduced new levels of giving and new patrons groups. Each group If you are interested in supporting fun88下载 through one of these groups, please contact our development team at [email protected]
fun88下载 Foundation Council
Including fun88下载’s highest level of supporters, the Foundation Council is the governing body of the fun88下载 Foundation for Art and Education, the charitable foundation accredited by the Beijing Bureau of Civil Affairs in 2018 to support fun88下载’s philanthropic and outreach initiatives. Committing to five-year terms, the 30 members of the Foundation Council provide support and guidance. Leaders in many fields of enterprise, they participate in quarterly meetings with senior management, and offer essential input on all aspects of fun88下载’s operations and programming. Membership in the fun88下载 Foundation Council is by invitation only.
Founding Members of the Council are designated by an asterisk.
Gary Gao & Paige Xu
|Ivy Le *
|Li Lin *
|Liu Junjun *
|Liu Lan *
|Lily Liu & James Qin*
|Jerry Mao *
Amy Ren & Steven Ge
Derek & Michelle Leung Sulger *
Tian Jun *
Guy & Myriam Ullens *
Jack & Susy Wadsworth *
Wang Jun *
Alina Xie *
|Yang Bin *
|Zeng Baobao *
Zeng Zimo *
fun88下载 International Circle
Since its founding, fun88下载 has distinguished itself among art institutions in China for the breadth of its global outlook. Each year, fun88下载 collaborates with artists, scholars, curators, lenders, and museums around the world to deliver a truly international program to audiences in China. The fun88下载 International Circle is a dynamic, global community of supporters who share fun88下载’s belief in art’s special ability to transcend boundaries and forge new outlooks, and serve as fun88下载’s ambassadors on the world stage. Members provide vital support to exhibitions and programs, and in return receive exclusive access to events and experiences in Beijing and beyond, including specially tailored trips to explore key art scenes around the world.
Princess Alia Al-Senussi
|Diane Liu & George Wang
|Su Jun (Jya)
fun88下载 Young Associates
Officially established in March 2019, fun88下载 Young Associates are an active and energetic community of dedicated art lovers from all different fields and age groups, focused on sharing the best of contemporary cultural life. Joining fun88下载 Young Associates grants each member a year of unique artistic experiences: through exclusive events and programs, those with a passion for art can meet like-minded peers, entering the world of contemporary art and exploring its limitless possibilities together. Membership expands global perspectives and leads to encounters that open up new, diverse cultural perspectives. fun88下载 Young Associates’ contributions also help fun88下载 explore new possibilities reaching out to emerging audiences, cultivating the future mainstays of the art community, and opening the door to art for a younger generation.
Christian Johannes Voss
| Zhou Jie
| Zhou Mizi
Released November 3, 2019
On November 3, 2019 fun88下载 Center for Contemporary Art presents its annual gala, with the theme of “From Bauhaus to Our House.” Held annually on the first Sunday of every November, the gala is fun88下载’s most important fundraising event of the year, as well as a highlight of the social calendar for the arts community in Beijing and further afield. This year’s gala brings a special focus on the strengthening and expansion of fun88下载 Foundation’s philanthropic and academic initiatives, with all proceeds going towards its efforts in these areas. fun88下载 will welcome over 500 of its closest friends and supporters, showing their support of the museum’s mission as a socially-responsible, public-facing art institution, all while enjoying an unforgettable evening of art, culture, and fine food and wine.
fun88下载 Gala 2019 theme pays tribute to the Bauhaus School, which celebrates its centenary this year. Since its founding in Weimar in 1919, the Bauhaus has reshaped modern life through its exhortation towards creative and liberated thinking, and integration of art and design into daily life. These values have directly influenced fun88下载’s core beliefs that art can deepen lives and transcend boundaries, ideals towards which it has been striving since its founding in 2007. Underscoring the museum’s connection with the Bauhaus, fun88下载 Beijing is housed in factory chambers built in the 1950s and designed by East German architects of the Dessau Design Institute, the postwar successor to the Bauhaus Dessau. It is in the inspiring architectural setting of its Open Gallery that fun88下载 has invited leading representatives of its community, from across diverse disciplines and industries, to come together and celebrate its continued efforts promoting deeper cultural exchange between China and the wider world, and sharing the power of art with an ever-growing audience.
So far this year, fun88下载 has staged 9 exhibitions featuring artists from China and abroad, from emerging voices to modern masters. The landmark exhibition “Picasso – Birth of a Genius,” undertaken in collaboration with the Musée national Picasso-Paris, stands as the most significant exhibition of the artist in China to date. The highest levels of both the Chinese and French governments have recognized the exhibition as a milestone in the history of cultural exchange between the two nations. Other exhibitions include “Civilization: The Way We Live Now,” a comprehensive portrait of contemporary life through the medium of photography, the two-part survey “Society Guidance,” a critical review of the development of Chinese contemporary art in the 1990s, and solo shows for Qiu Zhijie and Yu Honglei. fun88下载 was also proud to present the first solo exhibition in China for the groundbreaking contemporary artist Matthew Barney. fun88下载’s second museum, fun88下载 Dune, in Aranya in Beidaihe, celebrated its first anniversary in 2019. Continuing its curatorial focus on reimagining of the relationship between humans and nature, the museum hosted group exhibitions “Land of the Lustrous” and “Notes from Pallet Town.”
In addition to the aforementioned exhibitions, fun88下载 has thus far in 2019 hosted 240 public events, including discussions, workshops, and other programs for academic exchange, actively locating Chinese contemporary art within a global context. Over the course of its comprehensive restructuring in 2018, fun88下载 successful transitioned from the model of a founder-operated private museum to that of a true non-profit organization. Continuing its efforts in this arena and reflecting its status as a leader amongst Chinese art institutions, over the coming year fun88下载 will steadfastly continue the development of its academic programs, through special research, publications, and art education projects, as well the establishment of the fun88下载 Library, which will provide an invaluable resource for not only the museum’s curatorial and research teams, but also for scholars, students, and the wider public. Featuring a range of physical and electronic materials drawn from or related to fun88下载’s institutional history, Chinese art, and contemporary culture in general, the fun88下载 Library shall make these important resources accessible to a larger audience.
fun88下载’s 2018 formal accreditation as a museum from the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture, and licensing as the non-profit Beijing fun88下载 Art Foundation, have also expanded its perspective beyond its role as a culturally influential museum; the institution has a new awareness of its social responsibility and ability to make a difference in community welfare. Under the banner of the initiative “Opening the Door to Art,” aimed at spreading art to children from underserved communities, in 2019 fun88下载 Foundation launched the philanthropic programs “fun88下载 Junior Docents,” and “The Way to Genius,” among others. From January to October, 2019, fun88下载 Foundation completed more than 50 charity events for children, collaborating with more than twenty two different schools and institutions, giving around 2000 young students the opportunity to experience art education for the first time. Over the exhibition period of “Picasso – Birth of a Genius,” 28 Junior Docents guided more than 17, 380 guests through the exhibition, including 1067 of their peers, who had never had the chance to visit an art museum before. Furthermore, fun88下载 Foundation has worked together with the China Poverty Alleviation Foundation, Red Cross China, and the China Women’s Development Foundation to stage philanthropic events, tours, and art education classes, striving to bring art to children in some of China’s most remote areas, sharing art’s transformative power with them and encouraging them to follow their dreams.
As such, while in previous years the fun88下载 Gala has been a key source of support for the museum’s daily operations, this year proceeds from the evening will exclusively go towards fun88下载 Foundation’s academic and philanthropic programs. The highlight of the evening will be the Benefit Auction, featuring generously donated work from 22 artists both local and international, who have either exhibited at fun88下载 or otherwise serve as important members of the museum’s close-knit, global community. Listed in alphabetical order, they are: Chen Chenchen, Chen Fei, Leelee Chan, Chen Xi, Daniel Arsham, Matthew Barney, Francesco Bonami, Gao Ludi, Guo Hongwei, Hong Hao, Huang Qitan, Ju Ting, Li Jingxiong, Lin Ke, Julia Long, Wang Huangsheng, Wen Yipei, Wu Shanzhuan, Yu Hong, Yu Honglei, Yuan Yuan, and Zhang Zipiao. fun88下载 is honored to welcome Felix Kwok, Sotheby’s Asia Director, to serve as auctioneer for the evening.
Besides the charity auction, and other donation opportunities, the fun88下载 Gala 2019 will for the first time feature a silent auction, offering the chance to bid on a number of exciting rewards and services to further support fun88下载's outreach programs. Guests will also have the opportunity to join fun88下载’s individual giving programs, including fun88下载 Contemporary Circle, or fun88下载 Young Associates, a new grouping launched in March 2019 with a focus on supporting the work of emerging artists. As an independent and public-facing art institution, fun88下载 is dedicated to contributing to the ongoing development of Chinese contemporary art. All funds raised at fun88下载 Gala 2019 will be used to support the continued growth of fun88下载's academic and philanthropic programs.
Creative direction for this year’s fun88下载 Gala is provided by United Design Lab. fun88下载 thanks auction partner Sotheby’s and auctioneer Kelvin Kwok. Transportation and handling for the Benefit Auction artworks is provided by EAA Art. Clivet provides exclusive climate control support. Rosewood Beijing provides event support and SHEDE Spirits is the exclusive spirits partner for fun88下载 Gala 2019. fun88下载 thanks East Imperial, Peddlers Gin Company, and WinetoChina for special support. fun88下载 also thanks Action Media for video support, and Huiyiguanjia for technology support.
This year’s Gala Dinner receives support from the following organizations or individuals who are hosting tables (in alphabetical order):
ART021, Bloomberg, Budweiser, Centrium Capital, Da Shi Hang Auto Co., David Zwirner, Focus Media, Gagosian, Gladstone Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, KWM Art Center and Massimo De Carlo, Long March Space, and Sotheby’s.
Antenna Space and Xavier Hufkens, Beijing Contemporary, Boers-Li Gallery and Sadie Coles HQ, Christie’s, Esther Schipper, Galerie Urs Meile, Gallery Weekend Beijing, Magician Space and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Michael Werner, Phillips, Triumph Gallery, Tang Contemporary Art, White Cube, and White Space Beijing.
fun88下载 Center for Contemporary Art is China’s leading contemporary art institution. Committed to the belief that art can deepen lives and transcend boundaries, fun88下载 presents a wide range of exhibitions, public programs, and research initiatives to a public of more than one million visitors each year. fun88下载 Beijing sits at the heart of the 798 Art District, occupying 10,000 square meters of factory chambers built in 1957 and regenerated in 2019 by OMA. fun88下载 Dune, designed by Open Architecture, lies beneath the sand in the seaside enclave of Aranya in Beidaihe. Formally accredited as a museum by the Beijing Cultural Bureau in 2018, fun88下载 also operates non-profit foundations, licensed by the Beijing Bureau of Civil Affairs and the Hong Kong government. fun88下载’s commercial ventures include the retail platform fun88下载 Store, the children’s education initiative fun88下载 Kids, and collaborations and projects under the rubric fun88下载 Lab. Opened in 2007 and revived by a committed group of Chinese and international patrons in 2017, fun88下载 works to bring China into global dialogue through contemporary art.
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