The digital age is a time of sharing and interconnection. How do we define an art institution’s visibility? Does it mean that more collections and exhibitions enter the public view, or that online and offline art institutions receive more traffic and attention?

How do we deconstruct and reconstruct art institutions’ collection and research models within the dual contexts of tradition and the future?

How do art institutions operate in an era of technology?

How does an art institution make use of the complementary relationship between collecting and research to expand its influence on the public or introduce its collection to the public?


Guo Xiaoyan
Guo Xiaoyan is a curator and art manager. In March 1999, she helped to found Upriver Gallery in Chengdu, the first private museum in China. From March 2002 to September 2007, she was the Office Deputy Director and Curator of the Guangzhou Art Triennial organized by the Guangdong Museum of Art. Since September 2007, she has served as the Curator and Chief Curator at UCCA. Since 2010, she has been the Deputy Director of Beijing Minsheng Art Museum. Her career has  been dedicated to art curation, critiquing, and management.

Anthony Yung
Anthony Yung is senior researcher at Asia Art Archive, specializing in the history of contemporary art in the Chinese regions. He is the awardee of ‘The Fourth Yishu Awards for Critical Writing on Contemporary Chinese Art’ (2014) and co-curator of ‘A Hundred Years of Shame – Songs of Resistance and Scenarios for Chinese Nations’ (2015, Para Site Art Space, Hong Kong). Yung is also co-founder of Observation Society, an independent art space in Guangzhou.

Yan Shijie
Yan Shijie is the founder and director of Red Brick Art Museum, as well as a collector, an entrepreneur, and a curator. With the platform of Red Brick Art Museum, Yan Shijie has put forward and implemented the idea of the “ecological experience” of a museum. In the context of globalization, he has improved and systematized the museum’s collection based on the ideas that to collect is to protect, to protect is to share, to share is to educate, and to educate is to endow. He also has developed operations strategies of Red Brick Art Museum in digital era.

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Contemporary Art Collection Forum


Guo Xiaoyan、 Anthony Yung、Yan Shijie

Date and Time:
July 18, 2019 at 4 pm

Red Brick Art Museum, Auditorium

Organised by:
Red Brick Art Museum