Anita CHUNG 鍾妙芬
The Cleveland Museum of Art

Contemporary Challenges: The Cleveland Experience

A general discussion of how The Cleveland Museum of Art as an encyclopedic museum — which collects and exhibits works of art across cultures and time — approaches the field of contemporary Chinese art, especially with the museum expansion project that presents an exceptional opportunity for looking to the future. The discussion emphasizes on establishing links between the past and the present as well as collaboration of professionals across disciplines. It addresses the implications of the new development on our museum practice (e.g. displaying the collection, curator's role, art collecting, and exhibition programs). Finally, the presentation stresses on a simultaneous need to promote modern Chinese art, especially here in the West, as the newly hot contemporary Chinese art scene calls for a broad and deep understanding of China's modern art, without which the sight of unfolding historical processes will be lost.