Thursday 17 October｜2.30-1.45pm
“The Evolution of the Form and Function of Private Cultural Institutions”
Oliva Sartogo, Co-founder of ARTinD
Alina Sartogo, Co-founder of ARTinD
Nicole Ching, Co-founder of Museum 2050
Lu Xun, collector and Founder of Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing
Oliva Sartogo created ARTinD with the mission to link art and architecture and encourage dialogue across the two. In 2017 and 2018, Oliva co-curated two exhibitions with Achille Bonito Oliva at Museo Nivola di Orani and Museo d’Inverno in Siena.
Previously, Oliva co-founded OnFair Young Collectors, a non-profit association promoting the interaction of young international collectors at contemporary art fairs and which continues to be extremely active. She also worked at several museums and art organizations across Europe.
Alina Sartogo is a lawyer specialised in international construction disputes. She has also worked on several art related international arbitrations. Along side her work as a lawyer, Alina co-founded ArtinD and OnFair Young Collectors with her sister Oliva.
ARTinD was founded in 2018, with the mission to link art, architecture, and design and encourage dialogue between the disciplines. The initiative invites internationally renowned architects to create a unique project with a specific theme and establishes public encounters between artists and architects examining the relation between the fields.
Nicole Ching is the co-founder of Museum 2050, a platform for investigating key issues about the future of cultural institutions in the Greater China region and for providing a place for young museum professionals to converse, share ideas and create a vibrant museum community.
Nicole graduated from UCL in Classics and read for an MSc in Visual, Material, and Museum Anthropology at Oxford. She is currently finishing up her studies as a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University. Her broad arts experience includes working at Sotheby’s and Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum and writing for ArtAsiaPacific. She has worked as the International Communications Officer for the Long Museum, home to China’s largest private collection. Nicole is passionate about unlocking the potential of private museums in China. An advocate for stronger arts curricula in the Chinese education system, she hopes that Museum 2050 will initiate more fluid conversation between international art institutions and China.
About Museum 2050
China-based platform Museum 2050 was initiated in 2017 to consider the cultural and social impacts the exponential growth of cultural institutions will have by mid-century, and how this growth will affect audiences and ideas about existing museum frameworks. Additionally, the platform has a distinct focus on being a resource for young people from all over China, many of whom largely work and inhabit these institutions, as well as providing a place to converse, share ideas and create a vibrant museum community.