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How To… Run a Museum in China with Philip Tinari

Feb 10, 2021
9:00 AM
Our next “How To…” session is a conversation with journalist Charlotte Burns and American museum director Philip Tinari. He will discuss the current cultural landscape in China, the UCCA’s upcoming Warhol show, and the artists he is looking at right now.

Philip Tinari is director and chief executive of UCCA Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing. Since joining in 2011, he has led its transformation from a founder-driven private museum into China’s leading independent contemporary art institution, presenting a wide range of exhibitions and programs to an annual audience of over one million visitors. In 2018, UCCA opened a second location, UCCA Dune, in an award-winning building buried under the sand on the beach in Beidaihe. UCCA Edge, in Shanghai’s Jing’an district, will open in May 2021. A widely published writer, Tinari was founding editor of the magazine LEAP and is a contributing editor of Artforum. He was co-curator of the 2017 exhibition Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World at the Guggenheim and SFMOMA, and curator of the 2016 exhibition Bentu: Chinese Artists in a Time of Turbulence and Transformation at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris. He is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a fellow of the Public Intellectuals Program of the National Committee on US-China Relations. Fluent in Mandarin, Tinari was a Fulbright scholar at Tsinghua, and holds degrees from Duke and Harvard

“How To…” is a series of conversations with art world insiders moderated by Charlotte Burns and produced exclusively for AAM members. Charlotte is a journalist and podcast host who created and ran the leading show “In Other Words” for Art Agency Partners at Sotheby’s. Together we are creating unique digital content for you, starting with a range of interviews where we will gain insight into various topics directly from the experts. Enjoy full access to How To… programming when you join the museum at the Director’s Circle level membership and up!

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