Patron of Art Edition 2012 Joseph II - China
Winner: Chen Dongsheng
Patronage: Top Space
On September 20, 2012, the CEO of Taikang Life and noted art sponsor, Mr. Chen Dongsheng, received the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award 2012 in Beijing.
Keenly interested in and strongly committed to the culture and arts fields, Mr. Chen established the “Taikang Top Space” in 2003, for the purpose of holding periodic arts activities and exhibitions and promoting contemporary artists’ creations. Over the years, he has steadfastly committed himself to the development of Chinese art and shown magnificent dedication in supporting young artists.
As the first ever Chinese financial institution for collecting contemporary art works, “Taikang Space” gives strong and solid support to the artists, and its collections are considerably huge. A big amount of art collections of “Taikang Space” were displayed at the 2012 Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award Ceremony. Some of them are from very well known artists, such as Zhang Xiaogang's "Blood Series" paintings, Cai Guoqiang’s powder painting or Xiao Lu’s "Dialogue" photographs.
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