Art Foundation 藝術基金會

For a long time, our understanding of the development and academic theory of western contemporary arts has been profoundly in-depth. But little is known about the non-profit trusts and foundation systems, which promote and support the entire development of western contemporary arts. Looking into the global art world, the whole art institutions, art movements, art

ART.ZIP Issue 7

I was often asked the biggest difference between the Eastern and Western arts. In fact, I could response without hesitation, ‘different logic, different culture’, which I think it is an irresponsible and meaningless answer. So I start to think about the answer in a more pragmatic way. Throughout various parts of Chinese arts and British arts, logical and cultural differences do lead to certain differences between the East and the West. However, among all these differences, I found a particularly interesting part—the operation of arts foundation and the governmental support for arts in the UK. Compared with other arts sections, such as arts education, arts auction, art sales and other areas, China has rapid development in the field of arts market due to the globalization, even many of the regulations have been established with international standards, yet in terms of non-profit arts support is still under development. Therefore in this issue, we will introduce various cultural development organisations and non-profit arts foundations in the UK, so as to reflect one essential part of the British art system.


第七期 ISSUE 7
英国艺术基金会|British Art Foundation

I was often asked the biggest difference between the Eastern and Western arts. In fact, I could response without hesitation, ‘different logic, different culture’, which I think it is an irresponsible
and meaningless answer. So I start to think about the answer in a more pragmatic way. Throughout various parts of Chinese arts and British arts, ...


. The Arnolfini Wedding Portrait by Jan Van Eyck is appointed by Giovanni Arnolfini to depict the scene he and his betrothed take the marriage vows in a Flemish bedchamber. On the painting, Van Eyck signed “Jan Van Eyck 1434”. The Arnolfini Wedding Portrait thus becomes a secular painting of historical record. It witnesses the


Rather than shooting an object, it is better to shoot an idea; Instead of shooting an idea, it is better to shoot a dream. — Man Ray  與其拍攝一個東西,不如拍攝一個意念;與其拍攝一個意念,不如拍攝一個幻夢。 —— 曼·雷   . . Man Ray (born Emmanuel Radnitzky, 1890-1976) is an American modernist artist who spent most of his career in Paris, France. He has

POP ART 波普藝術

.  Pop Art is an art movement that emerged in the mid-1950s in Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States. Pop Art presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising, news, etc. In Pop Art, material is sometimes visually removed from its known


The definitive guide on everything one needs to know about commissioning contemporary art. 一本介紹關於當代藝術委託相關問題的指導手冊。  . COMMISSIONING CONTEMPORARY ART: A HANDBOOK FOR CURATORS, COLLECTORS AND ARTIST   In an age of blockbuster exhibitions and public art projects, the most exciting artworks are often those that have been specially commissioned for a specific site or event. This


. . Shoran Jiang was born in 1982 in Tianjin and in 2005 she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Department of Oriental Art, Nankai University, two years later she got her first master degree of Oriental Art in Nankai University. After that, she came to London and studied and gained another master degree in Fine


 . . Born 1980 Broumov, Czech Republic, Hynek Martinec graduated in 2005 from the Academy of Fine Art in Prague. During his studies he spent one term at Middlesex University, London (2002), and another at The Cooper Union, New York (2004). Martinec’s work has been exhibited in both national and international venues including National Portrait

David Roberts ART Foundation

.  . David Roberts is a commercial property developer and is considered as one of the UK’s most important art collectors. In 2008, Roberts launched the first part of the David Roberts Arts Foundation to benefit young curators and artists, at 111 Great Titchfield Street in London. He had realized during the construction period that

Frieze Foundation
Frieze 基金會

. Frieze foundation is a non-profit organisation, which was established the same year as the frieze art fair (2003). The foundation oversees: frieze Talks, a programme of panel discussions and lectures printed annually during the four days of the fair; frieze Projects, a curated programme of site-specific projects by artists in and around the fair.

Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health, it supports the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. Their breadth of support includes public engagement, education and the application of research to improve health. it is an independent of both political and commercial interests.

Jerwood Foundation

The Jerwood Foundation was established by Alan Grieve for John Jerwood in 1977. Following John Jerwood’s death in 1991, the Foundation has flourished under Alan Grieve’s Chairmanship and inspiration. He has created and established the ethos of Jerwood; to support excellence in all areas of human endeavour, principally in the arts and education in its

Art Fund

The Art Fund (formerly the National Art Collections Fund) is an independent membership-based British charity, was founded in 1903 in order to help museums and galleries acquire works of art. Since its foundation in 1903 the Fund has been involved in the acquisition of over 860,000 works of art of every kind, including many of

Arts Council England

  In 1940, during the Second World War, the Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts (CEMA), was appointed to help promote and maintain British culture. The Council was government-funded and after the war was renamed the arts Council of Great Britain. “英格蘭藝術委員會(arts Council England)” 的前身可以追溯到二戰時期。為了保存英國 文化和促進其發展,“促進音樂藝術理事會” (Council for the encouragement of Music

British Charitable trust system

  History of British charitable trusts Charitable trusts originated in the medieval Britain. Devout Christians and Catholics donated personal properties to the Church with the purpose to relieve poverty. With the increasing amount of funding, the Church Utilised abbeys and monastery tight-knit organizations to hold activities from purely religious events expanding to educational, medical and

David Bowie is

The V&A has been given unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie – one of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times. David Bowie is will explore the creative processes of Bowie as a musical innovator and cultural icon, tracing

The Arrest of Ai Weiwei

Howard Brenton’s new play ‘The Arrest of Ai Weiwei’ is based on Ai Weiwei’s account in Barnaby Martin’s book Hanging Man, which is directed by James Macdonald, and designed by Ashley Martin Davis. Benedict Wong plays Ai Weiwei for it. Howard Brenton’s new play is based on recent conversations with Ai in which he told

Design of the Year 2013

The website GOV.UK has won the Design Museum Design of the Year Award 2013. This revolutionary website designed by the Government Digital Service (GDS) combines all of the UK government’s websites into a single domain. The jury unanimously agreed that GOV.UK was the overall winner for Design of the Year 2013 for its well thought

Karl Blossfeldt

The Whitechapel Gallery presents a major exhibition of Karl Blossfeldt’s historic photographs and publications. Blossfeldt (1865-1932) was a pioneering German photographer 
who came to prominence in the 1920s. A trained sculptor, draughtsman and teacher, he created exquisitely beautiful, close-up photographs of plants. 在白教堂畫廊正在舉辦卡爾·博羅斯費萊德特 (Karl Blossfeldt)的歷史照片和出版物的展覽。 博羅斯費萊德特(1865-1932)是一位極具開創 性的德國攝影師,他在上世紀20年代開始嶄露 頭角。他是一位訓練有素的雕塑家、繪圖師和教 師,創造出精美絕倫的植物特寫照片。 Celebrated internationally for his significant contribution

The Wonder Project

  The Barbican and the Wellcome Trust, two leading organisations in the worlds of art and science, announce the full programme for ‘Wonder: Art and Science on the Brain’, which will see the public, artists and neuroscientists rub shoulders – and minds – to explore the inner workings of the brain, our most complex organ.

Xu Bing: 
Landscape Landscript

  The Ashmolean’s 2013 exhibition programme opens with the Museum’s first major exhibition of contemporary art. Xu Bing has become one
of China’s best known and critically acclaimed artists, exhibiting in
solo exhibitions and winning awards around the world. Landscape Landscript will be the first exhibition devoted to his landscapes. Born in Chongqing, southwest China, in 1955,

 A Retrospective

Tate Modern is staging the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to foremost Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. Co-organised by The Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern, this is the first major Lichtenstein retrospective for twenty years, bringing together over 125 of the artist’s most definitive paintings and sculptures. Built on new research and scholarship, the

Rock on Top of Another Rock

The monumental work, Rock on Top of Another Rock, is formed of two giant glacial boulders balanced precariously on top of each other. Situated close to the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens and standing at over five metres tall, the work will be visible from a number of viewpoints across the Park. This is the

Light Show 光之展

Light Show is the first survey of light based art in the UK and brings together the most visually stimulating artworks created in recent years, with rare works not seen for decades and re-created especially for Hayward Gallery. 海沃德畫廊舉辦的《光之展》是英國第一次以關於“光”為媒介來策展的藝術展覽,展覽 彙集了近年來最具視覺刺激的以光線為媒介的藝術作品,而且也重現了很多難得一見的作品。 Light Show creates a sumptuous experience, engaging the viewer in mesmerising illuminated environments over two

Dancing around Duchamp

  Dancing around Duchamp is a major multi-disciplinary season of events across visual art, dance, theatre, film and music. The season orbits around the legendary figure of Marcel Duchamp and the Art Gallery’s major new exhibition The Bride and the Bachelors: Duchamp with Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg and Johns organised by
the Philadelphia Museum of Art and


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