On this day in
1920 Dave Brubeck, American composer and pianist was born
1942 Peter Handke , avant-garde Austrian novelist and playwright was born
This well-known landmark of Chaoyang District in Beijing "Jiuchang (liquor factory)" was built in 1975, and has newly developed in 2005 as complex dedicated to art. Within the complex, there are several local and international galleries together with almost 100 artists studios in 5 buildings, occupying 3,000 square meters in total. Among them, 3 gallery spaces are dedicated solely for contemporary art exhibitions.
Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art is a multi-functional and non-profit institution of culture and art, providing services to the development of Chinese contemporary art and a platform for the international exchange of contemporary art.
As a multi-function art organization, the main aim of Platform China Contemporary Art Institute (Platform China) is to develop and promote contemporary art in China and to build up a platform of cultural exchange and dialogue between Chinese and international artists. It includes gallery spaces, artists’ residency studios, a multi-media room and a project space.
Platform China not only directly supports visual art, performing/performance art, experimental music, new media and all the other cutting-edge art forms, but also promotes contemporary art through publishing, curating, and managing art projects.