Grand opening for 2021 International Antique Art Fair Beijing China, Inauguration of Blanc Art Center


On October 23, the 2021 Beijing International Chinese Art Fair Opening Ceremony – International Ancient Art Fair Opening Ceremony was held at the National Foreign Cultural Trade Base (Beijing). The event was co-sponsored by the Beijing Municipal Cultural Heritage Bureau and the Beijing Municipal Cultural Investment and Development Group.

The ancient art trade is crucial for the high-quality development of Beijing’s cultural industry and vital for the construction of the Beijing National Cultural Center, as well as a component of Beijing’s 14th Five-Year Plan and Vision 2035. . The Beijing International Art Fair in China has been held for 13 consecutive years, making a significant contribution to the prosperity and development of the ancient art market in Beijing. The fair continues to take advantage of its high-level international and professional conferences to be a brand activity for national antique art transactions as well as a starting point for the construction of Beijing as a trade center of cultural relics and internationally renowned art.

As one of the important activities of the international cultural relics fairs, the International Ancient Art Fair is an important initiative of the National Foreign Cultural Trade Base (Beijing) to promote the return of overseas cultural relics by taking advantage of the “free and unlicensed” of the Beijing Tianzhu Comprehensive Free Trade Zone, and achieving the innovative development of international cultural relics and art exhibitions and trade activities in the free zone global exchange. This is an important part of the construction of an internationally famous Chinese cultural relics and works of art shopping mall, an important achievement of Beijing’s construction of the Expanded and Open Comprehensive Demonstration Zone of the national service industry and the Beijing pilot free trade zone (hereinafter referred to as “the two zones”), and an important initiative to promote the construction of a national cultural center.

The National Foreign Cultural Trade Base (Beijing) takes advantage of this exhibition to build a national and even international platform for the art trade, forming three major platforms for the international art trade under bond, the international exchange of cultural relics and international art trade services which can offer all- around services such as exhibition and trade in works of art, incoming and outgoing exhibitions of cultural relics, identification, l ‘evaluation and restoration of artistic and cultural relics.

The construction of an international port of cultural vestiges and art trade marked a turning point in the construction of the “Two zones”

During the opening ceremony, the international platform for the exchange of cultural relics and works of art was announced to be completed and officially put into operation, marking the successful implementation of the key project of the construction of Beijing’s “two zones”, promoting the return of cultural relics abroad, building a new landmark for international cultural services, and providing an important step in achieving the innovative development of the exhibition, auction and trade of cultural relics and international works of art.

The Bonded International Trade Platform is one of the key projects signed by Beijing Municipality in September 2020 to promote the construction of the “two zones” jointly built by Beijing Cultural Investment International Holdings Co., LTD. of Beijing Cultural Investment Development Group Co., LTD. and Beijing Blanc Culture Group Co., LTD.

A year of intense preparations has enabled the platform to establish a comprehensive industrial chain of international cultural relics and art exhibitions, auctions, storage and logistics, and art finance.

During this international antique art fair, the international heritage art bonded trade platform carefully prepared 4 exhibitions: international heritage art exhibition, opening exhibition of a gallery space international art, works of artists staying in France and Sailing: from ancient maritime trade to contemporary, global navigation The platform for commerce linked to cultural relics and art has carefully prepared four exhibitions, bringing together more than 70 galleries , prestigious art museums and institutions from 15 countries around the world and exhibiting over 3000 pieces of international heritage, art and oil paintings online and offline.

In the future, the platform will bring together the best art institutions and collectors’ institutions from around the world, art exhibitions open all year round, the exhibition of cultural relics and works of art, the art trade, allowing collectors to converge here, allowing a variety of cultural exchanges and mutual appreciation, to create the highest level of international cultural relics and art trade port in China.

Over 3000 works of art have been exhibited

The fair will last three months, with an exhibition area of ​​over 10,000 square meters. There will be four sections: International exhibition of heritage art, International exhibition of the opening of the space of an art gallery, Large undulations – works of artists staying in France and Sailing: from the ancient maritime trade to the contemporary navigation. Nearly 100 antique dealers from the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Argentina, Singapore, Armenia, Japan and other countries, as well as Taiwan, Hong Kong and other parts of China, launched with valuable artifacts, more than 3,000 works of art with a total value of nearly 5 billion were unveiled in splendor presenting a feast of works of art for the general public.

Among them, the inauguration of the Espace International d’Art Contemporain Blanc saw 14 well-known galleries from 9 countries exhibiting together, with works of oil paintings, prints, installations, sculptures, ceramics and other types of art on display, highlighting artistic diversity and international vision. , and offering a rich visual feast for the audience.

Blanc Art Center: Pilot exploration of a carefree worldwide circulation of collections

At the opening ceremony, one of the latest achievements of the National Foreign Cultural Trade Base (Beijing), the Blanc Art Center officially announced its operation and issued an invitation to global merchants to move in. political advantages of the free trade zone, explore the worry-free circulation mechanism of collections around the world on a pilot basis, provide strong “door-to-door, nail-to-nail” logistical support, share clients’ resources with the world’s best antiques dealers, and benefit from the broadest coverage of administrative and logistical support.

Blanc Art Center will open art exhibitions, heritage art exhibitions or auctions all year round in the future, bringing together the best art and collectible institutions in the world, actively exploring the model. integrated commercial storage, transport and display of heritage works of art, allowing art collectors on the continent to view fine art from renowned antique dealers from around the world without leaving the country, and will also provide a solution unique to the problem of transporting and storing works of art purchased by foreign collectors, thus creating the most prominent international art exchange port in China and providing the most important art exchange platform convenient and fastest for global collectors.

During the opening ceremony, the Foundation for Contemporary Art was announced. As a non-profit foundation, the Contemporary Art Foundation will focus more on the advancement and development of artistic exchanges between China and the world, support young non-market-oriented artists, document the development of the social and humanistic environment of China and will facilitate cultural exchanges between China and abroad. In addition, it aims to provide a platform for young creative artists, curators and art practitioners at home and abroad to network and learn from each other.

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