You’ve seen the bright abstracts and cynical representations of communist China, you’ve read the latest Ai Weiwei controversy, and you’re aware that the Chinese art market is – to coin a Buster Poindexter phrase – hot, hot, hot. Well Bespoke’s Art Tour is your chance to get an insider’s view, exploring Beijing’s best galleries (and artist studios) in the 798 Art District and beyond with a curator and writer.
Bespoke’s art expert is an independent art critic and curator specializing in contemporary Asian art. She moved to Beijing in 2007 and obtained a Masters in Chinese History of Art and Art Criticism from Tsinghua University. Since then, she has been active as a curator and coordinator of gallery and museum exhibitions including the Venice Biennale (as coordinator of two editions of the Chinese Pavilion), Beijing's Central Academy of Fine Arts, the Carrara Sculpture Biennale (as curator of the Chinese section featuring the works of Cai Guoqiang and Liu Jianhua) and Three Shadows. She is a correspondent for the art magazine Arte e Critica (Art and Criticism) and regularly contributes to a number of other art publications including Frieze and Vision