European-Chinese cultural dialogue in Luxembourg
New art market trends: the European and Chinese perspective is the title of a conference organised at the Philharmonie in Luxembourg on October 26. This event falls within the framework of the fourth European-Chinese Cultural Dialogue, officially incorporated in China’s 12th Five-Year Plan. In an LFF interview, Adriano Picinati di Torcello, director, Advisory and Consulting, Art & Finance at Deloitte Luxembourg, speaks about the conference at the Philharmonie and the role of passion investments.
What is the aim of this event?
Given our corporate positioning on Art and Finance and in recognition on our previous experience in setting up similar events, Deloitte Luxembourg was approached by the EU-China Cultural Dialogue organisation committee to set up a half day Art and Finance conference. During this half day we will briefly talk about two projects related to our initiative to create an Art and Finance Cluster to support the diversification of the Luxembourg Economy and Chinese Art. Over the last five years China, with Hong-Kong, has become one of the leading art centers in the world
What are the topics of this conference?
We will address three key themes with renowned international specialists: protection of the cultural heritage, new art coming from China and the drivers of the Chinese art auction market. This event is organised under the joint patronage of the Luxembourg Minister of Finance, Luc Frieden, and the Minister of Culture, Octavie Moedert.
Let me just add in this context that the fourth Deloitte Art and Finance conference will take place on 2 December in Miami, during the Art Basel Miami Beach event, with the support of the Luxembourg Embassy in Washington and Luxembourg for Finance.
The art market conference is part of the fourth Dialogue held in Luxembourg from 26 to 29 October at the Abbaye de Neumunster. How important is this event for Luxembourg?
This three day event will contribute to the friendly and vibrant link between China and Luxembourg and should strengthen the perception of Luxembourg as a gateway to Europe. This meeting will bring together more than 130 experts and participants from Europe and China.
The Chinese National Academy of Arts has already announced its commitment to involve some of its most renowned specialists. In a series of plenary lectures and workshops, one major theme will be discussed during this event: “The Protection of cultural heritage, and the input of artists in the construction of the modern city”. CW