Global EditionASIA 中文双语Français
Culture
Home / Culture / Art

Honoring an art lover

By Lin Qi | China Daily | Updated: 2017-08-15 08:08

Visitors at the exhibition, KAWS: Where the End Starts, which features installations by US pop artist KAWS. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Chinese-Indonesian collector Budi Tek, who has been battling pancreatic cancer for nearly two years now, hopes he gets "some more time" to accomplish his mission of boosting the image of Shanghai's Yuz Museum, which he founded three years ago.

The 60-year-old says this in the museum's cafeteria in the booming West Bund cultural hub. Visitors find the museum-transformed from a hangar of Longhua Airport-a perfect weekend hangout.

Three exhibitions were on at the museum on Sunday: one of the Brooklyn-based artist KAWS, KAWS: Where the End Starts, which has concluded; Serpentine Door, the China debut of US artist Math Bass; and Will/We Must, which shows works of established Chinese artist Zhou Tiehai.

Tek says the main goal is creating a dialogue between Chinese and Western cultures. And for this, Tek received the Officer of the Legion of Honor from the French government.

It was bestowed by Alex Cruau, the consulate general of France in Shanghai, at the museum on Sunday night.

1 2 3 4 Next   >>|
Most Popular
Top
BACK TO THE TOP
English
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349
FOLLOW US