Support Systems: Art Patronage in India and China, organised by Asia Art Archive for the 2012 India Art Fair, will examine the role and responsibility of private philanthropy in today’s reconfigured landscape of cultural support. Two panels will engage practitioners from different cultural models in historically mapping the diverse histories of art patronage in Asia and in understanding contemporary interdependent forms of support for art in India and China.

Contemporary Currents: Two Conversations 

Support Systems: Art Patronage in India and China | Contemporary Currents: Two Conversations

Budi Tek, Indonesian entrepreneur, art philanthropist, and collector in conversation with Claire Hsu, Co-founder and Executive Director, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong
Anmol Vellani, Director, India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore in conversation with Savita Apte, art historian and Co-director, Art Dubai

In Retrospect: Lecture Panel

Support Systems: Art Patronage in India and China | In Retrospect: Lecture Panel

Annapurna Garimella, art historian and designer, Managing Trustee, A.R.T., Bangalore | Kuiyi Shen, Professor, Art History and Director, Chinese Studies Programe, Unviersity of California, San Diego
Moderator: Johnson Chang Tsong Zung, curator, Director of Hanart TZ Gallery, and Asia Art Archive Board member, Hong Kong


Backroom Conversations is part of the 4 day art fair Speakers’ Forum programme taking place at India Art Fair from 25 – 29 January 2012.


Supported by Asian Cultural Council