Forum | China-US Cultural Investment Summit (2018)

Co-organizer: Asia Society
Where: Lila Acheson Wallace Auditorium, Asia Society, New York City, USA
When: Sunday, October 28, 2018, 1PM - 6PM

The Forum brought together a group of entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and arts professionals from China and the United States to explore the role of culture in cultivating new talent and creativity for society, and to share organization and management models between China and the United States.


Boon Hui Tan, Vice President of Global Arts & Cultural Programs and Director, Asia Society Museum
Cui Qiao, President, Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation

Session I: Cultural Collaboration in a Global Context

Moderator: David E. Van Zandt, President, The New School

Cheng Wu, Vice President, Tencent
Jay Levenson, Director, International Program, The Museum of Modern Art Joseph V. Melillo, Executive Producer, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Jillian Sackler DBE, President, Dame Jillian and Arthur M. Sackler Foundation for the Arts, Sciences and Humanities.

Session II: Cultural Innovation through Technology

Moderator: Qin Yi, Executive Dean of the School of Creativty and Art, Shanghai Technology University

Liu Wenfeng, Chief Technology Officer, iQiyi
Zachary Kaplan, Executive Director, Rhizom Robert Wong, Director, Google Creative Lab
Mia Yoo, Artistic Director, La MaMa
Billy Clark, Artistic Director, CultureHub
Zhang Xiaoming, Researcher, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Session III: Art and Social Responsibility

Moderator: Boon Hui Tan
Michael L. Royce, Executive Director, New York Foundation for the Arts
Kara Ross, Founder, Kara Ross New York; and Founder, UNLEASHED
Shen Yang, Vice President, China Film International Corporation
Oscar Tang, Trustee, Asia Society
Mariët Westermann, Executive Vice President for Programs and Research, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Conclusion and Closing Remarks

Boon Hui Tan 

Panelists Speaking at the China-US Cultural Investment Forum, Photo courtesy of Tencent.

Photo courtesy of Tencent.

Photo courtesy of Asia Society.

Photo courtesy of Asia Society.