Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Chewing the Cultural Cud

Spent most of the day in a kind of attic at the top of the National Art Museum of China - a gathering of EU Cultural Counsellors and Chinese officials, museum directors, various cultural commentators, the odd artist, tasked with "Mapping the fields of cultural heritage, cultural & creative industries, and contemporary art... and accelerating the process of situation analysis as well as catalyzing future oriented ideas through the lens of this core of experts". So, that's clear then. 
The most insightful contribution, I thought, came from Michael Kahn-Ackermann, sinologist and former Director of the Goethe Institut here. His view was that China-EU cultural exchange was weakening rather than increasing... 

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