Peking Art Associates (PAA) conceives and manages exhibitions that promote cross-cultural understanding between China and the rest of the world. In this branch of our work, we undertake a full-suite of services from designing catalogues, undertaking academic writing, to the complete project management of all components from curator and artist studio liaison to shipping to collector, sponsor, museum and embassy receptions.
Staged at the museum of one of China’s leading art academies, The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Art Museum in Beijing, the inaugural institutional exhibition of Marc Quinn in China was staged by PAA from March to May 2019. Quinn’s exhibition at the CAFA Art Museum was also noteworthy for its education outreach programme to the students of CAFA and further programmes in Shanghai and Hong Kong. The foundation of a comprehensive education was a passion of Marc Quinn, himself having graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in History of Art, and he was keen for his depth of knowledge to be passed to students of art in China. Curatorial directorship was led by Professor Wang Chunchen, Chief Curator and Deputy Director of CAFA Art Museum. The exhibition was defined as a mid-career retrospective, and therefore included all the acclaimed works spanning Quinn’s career. Such an event at national level has attracted the support of British diplomatic and cultural sectors of China and was an important contribution to bilateral Sino-British relations.
‘Body in Time’, Fosun Art Center, Shanghai, 13 November-31 December 2021, seeks to explore time through the presentation of the body, citing our ancient past, present and future through the work of four celebrated international sculptors, Tony Cragg, Sir Antony Gormley, Not Vital and Marc Quinn, and the painter, Charlie K. Sheard.
“Beyond the Three Perfections” was an exhibition curated by Emily de Wolfe Pettit and project-managed by PAA from October 2017 to January 2018, offering a unique artistic collaboration and anchoring point to the evolving Sino-Irish relationship. Featuring the poetry of President Michael D. Higgins; previously unseen works of the eminent Irish modern artist Patrick Scott; calligraphic works of Chinese calligrapher Wei Ligang and Irish-American calligrapher Patty Hudak and the sculpture of the Director of the National Art Museum of China and sculptor, Professor Wu Weishan. Curated by Emily de Wolfe Pettit. Supported by The Office of Public Works (OPW), The Office of The President of Ireland, The National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) and The Chester Beatty Library Museum, Dublin. Proudly supported by our Principal Partners: Kildare Retail Village and LIAN Cultural Foundation. Project Managed by PAA. Event Management by Nevents Management, Kildare.
Jiang Shan Chun’s solo exhibition ‘China’s History Teller‘ was presented by PAA over Asian Art Week London in 2014. Hidden in a desk drawer for now over sixty years, Jiang’s acorn of inspiration in bringing to light periods of history known only by hearsay and legend were fragments of photographic material the artist discovered several years ago on a trip to his Inner Mongolian hometown of Hohhot. Dating from the period shortly after the Founding of the People’s Republic of China until the Opening Up Reforms, the faces of great innocence and aspiration have formed Jiang’s muses in what is now two refined bodies of work of recent years, the Peace and subsequent China Dreaming series. While the ages and positions of the sitters vary, what is striking is the clarity and calm Jiang preserves, made more extraordinary when contemplating the irreversible life changes his subjects were to encounter in the subsequent quarter century.
The upcoming exhibitions managed and initiated by PAA include:-
The inaugural institutional solo exhibition in China of the modern art master Amedeo Modigliani, 2023.