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ASIA NOW Conversation Platform

is a unique place of exchanges, dialogue and education on Asian Contemporary Art in Paris. Every year, it gathers some of the art world’s key opinion leaders to discuss and debate on hot topics in the field.



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Wednesday 18th October, 17:00

Thomas Berghuis, art historian and former curator of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative at the Guggenheim, and Shen Wei, artist.


Contemporary Chinese Design 


Thursday 19th October, 15:00-16:00

Studio MVW & Christie's Contemporary Design Department

Virginie Moriette & Xu Ming, founders of Studio MVW, Sonja Ganne, Director of the XXth Century Design Department of Christie's, and Michel Maucuer, Director Guimet Museum.


Screening: French premiere of Michael Schindhelm's film "The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg"

Thursday 19th October, 17: 00-18: 30

Conversation: "The role of private collections and collectors in the museum of the future"

Thursday 19th October, 18.30-20.00

Uli Sigg, one of the greatest Collectors of Asian and Chinese art and Pi Li, Curator-in-Chief of the M + museum in Hong Kong, moderated by Valentine Meyer, curator & art historian.


Dansaekhwa, c’est quoi?


Friday 20th October, 15:00-16:00

Henri-Francois Debailleux, art critic, Lee Bae, artist, Maël Bellec, curator at Musée Cernuschi, Dongjo Chang, director of The Columns Gallery, Eric Dereumaux, director of RX Gallery, Laura Wilmotte, Korean specialist at Piasa



Post- digital art and the Korean scene 

Performative Talk

Friday 20th October, 15.00-16.00

Victor Le, Chief Mentor of URL Fighters

Collecting and Virtual Reality


Friday 20th October, 16:00-17:00

Collectors Karen Levy, Sylvain Levy, and Kamiar Maleki.

Karen Levy runs the event- agency theartofthiscentury and has actively worked alongside her father Sylvain Levy to build her family’s major western private collection focusing on Chinese contemporary Art, dslcollection. Kamiar Maleki is a collector and the eldest son of super collectors Fatim and Eskanda Maleki, based in London and is director of Contemporary Istanbul art fair.

New Generation of Korean new media artists 


Saturday 21st October, 17.00-18.30

Kelvin Kyung Kun Park, nominated for the Art Spectrum Prize 2016 - Samsung Museum, Lee Wan, representing artist for the Republic of Korea at Venice Biennale 2017, Ayoung Kim, exhibited at Palais de Tokyo in 2016, Jaewon Chey, independent curator and instructor at Seoul National University, artist Hong Beum, and Odile Burluraux, Curator at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.