The 21st Montblanc International Art Sponsorship Awards Ceremony Held In Beijing

The awards ceremony of the 21st Montblanc International Art Sponsorship Awards was held on September 20th at the Ritz-Carlton Beijing. Montblanc awarded the award to Chen Dongsheng, chairman and CEO of Taikang Life Insurance Co., Ltd. That evening, James T. Siano, the president and president of the brand’s Asia-Pacific region, came to the scene to witness this with many domestic art elites and celebrities such as famous director Chen Kaige, famous actor Wang Xuezhen, Song Jia, Zhang Yiyi, famous artists Xiao Lu, and Wang Jianwei. A moment of glory. Montblanc International Art Sponsorship Awards Ceremony Beijing Dongsheng Life Insurance Co., Ltd. Chairman and CEO Chen Dongsheng won the International Art Sponsorship Awards
    As the winner of the 2012 Montblanc International Art Sponsorship Award, Chen Dongsheng has devoted himself to the field of art and culture for many years and has made outstanding contributions in training young artists. Based on the concern and support for the cultural and artistic undertakings, the non-profit art institution ‘Taikang Top Space’ was officially established in 2003, and regular art exhibitions are held to promote the experimental creation of contemporary artists and research. In 2007, the top space moved to the 798 Art District, and began to sponsor young artists for a long time, focusing on the experimental creation of multiple new media. In 2009, the top space was relocated to the grass field and officially renamed: Taikang Space. At the same time, as a member of the CPPCC, Chen Dongsheng has repeatedly proposed the development of cultural industries at CPPCC meetings, and sponsored the 798 Art Festival for three consecutive years from 2004 to 2006, and became one of the key figures in promoting the government’s eventual reservation of the 798 Art District. In the ‘Top 100 Global Art Powers of the Year’ released by the American professional art magazine ‘Art Auction’, he was also selected as the ‘Top 10 Most Important Patrons in the World in 2011 (Power Patron)’ and became this selection. The only Asian selected.
Chen Kaige and Wang Xueyan
    Taikang Space, founded by Taikang Life Insurance, is the earliest financial institution in China to conduct contemporary art collections. It strongly supports and encourages art creators by collecting works of art, and its collections are endless. A number of art works from Taikang Space were exhibited at the awards ceremony. Among them are works by well-known artists, such as Zhang Xiaogang’s ‘Bloodline Series’ oil paintings; Cai Guoqiang’s gunpowder paintings, a well-known Chinese cultural artist; and the photo work ‘Dialogue’ from Xiao Lu as the curtain call for the ’85 Art Movement’. Most of these exhibits are from the new media art works created by young artists, for example, there are two sets of performance video works from Hu Xiangqian’s ‘Blue Flag Fluttering’ and ‘Untitled (Dance Partner)’ from Liu Chuang, and From Xin Yunpeng’s hand-cranked generator named ‘Generation’, and the work ‘The Dawn is the Ashes of the Twilight’ from Ma Qiusha, which was broadcasted at the awards ceremony.
Song Jia, Zhang Yiyi
    In addition, the Montblanc International Art Sponsorship Awards continues the tradition. In addition to awarding the award to Chen Dongsheng, it also offers a special prize of 15,000 euros, as well as an elaborate and unique 2012 art patron series limited edition writing instrument. The series is unique in design and exquisite in detail, in tribute to Joseph II’s contribution to the development of European culture and art, and to help the famous composer of classical music Mozart.
About Montblanc International Art Sponsorship Awards:
    The Montblanc International Art Sponsorship Award is one of the awards set by the Montblanc Culture Foundation to promote the development of global culture and art, and it is also the only recognized art and culture sponsorship award in the world. Since its establishment in 1992, the award has recognized more than 100 outstanding art patrons worldwide. The winners of each year are selected by a jury of more than 30 well-known art workers in 12 countries and regions, including China. Since 1995, each winner has received a special limited edition writing instrument from the Montblanc Art Patron series as a souvenir. The series are named after famous art patrons in different periods in history, and each one shows Montblanc’s proud pen-making craftsmanship and extraordinary ingenuity and deep human connotation.