Blanc Art Space, the first art space with tax-free policy in Beijing

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Blanc Art Space, the first art space with tax-free policy in Beijing
Blanc Art Space comprises of two independent buildings with a total construction area of 11,556 m2 with one dedicated to International Antique Art and the other to International Contemporary Art. Image courtesy: Blanc Art Space.

BEIJING.- The Blanc Art Space is the first art center with a tax-free policy in Beijing and aims to stoke the country's cultural sector by providing more opportunities to foreign galleries and art owners to conduct business in Beijing. Blanc Art Space promotes the return of overseas cultural relics and contributes toward cultivating Beijing into a global art hub.

Blanc Art Group officially launches and opens exhibition spaces in two Art Space buildings.

Blanc Art Space comprises of two independent buildings with a total construction area of 11,556 m2 with one dedicated to International Antique Art and the other to International Contemporary Art. Building A1, intended for International Antique Art spaces, is the platform and a key component of Beijing's building of a global cultural relics and artworks trading center. Building A1 explores and integrates the business models of storing, transporting, displaying and trading cultural relics and artworks. Building D7, dedicated to International Contemporary Art, opens six floors, hosting up to fourteen International Galleries for permanent and short-term projects.

On October 23, the art exhibitions opened simultaneously at the premises of Blanc Art Space, presenting a feast of artworks to the public.

One of the highly anticipated events during the opening was the "2021 International Antique Art Fair”. The fair brings together nearly 100 antique dealers and galleries from all over the world. This fair also marks the official launch of the international heritage art trade.

The exhibition "Magnificent Ripples: Works by Chinese Masters Studied in France" also opens the same day in Building A1. The Chinese masters, Zao Wu-Ki, Chu The-Chun and Wu Guangzhong, to name a few, who studied art in France, represented their adaptations of French modern art into Chinese art.

The Hong Kong Maritime Museum also opened its exhibition, "Sailing: From Ancient Maritime Trade to Modern Maritime Shipping" in Building A1 October 23, marking its first appearance in mainland China. The exhibition restores the mysterious world of the sea through nearly 130 portions of collections, including ship models, original nautical instruments, antique porcelain and paintings, offering a sense of calmness and wisdom after the vicissitudes of time from which the marks and traces covering the relics of time offer to those lucky enough to see them.

Likewise, on October 23, the Blanc International Contemporary Art Space opened officially in Building D7 within the Art Blanc Space. 14 world-renowned galleries from nine countries will bring together works of art ranging from oil paintings, prints, installations, sculptures, ceramics and other art mediums at the inaugural exhibition in the Blanc International Art Spaces.

Represented Galleries
White Space, Lisson Gallery, Massimo de Carlo, Woaw Gallery, Almine Rech, Balice Hertling, Clearing, Chantal Crousel, Contemporary Tokyo, Esther Schipper, Lehmann Maupin, Urs Meile, Simon Lee, INK Studio

The chairman of Blanc Art Group, Deng Xiaohong and three young art collectors established the new and exciting DANGXIA Art Space. Operating as a non-profit organization and aiming to promote and develop global art exchanges, supporting non-mart-oriented young artists and documenting the social and humanistic development in China. The new art space presented its inaugural exhibition, "Praise the Insignificant Dwarf Planets," on October 23, 2021. The exhibition included 11 contemporary art pieces by Chinese and foreign artists from the combined DANGXIA Art Space founder's collections. Artists included in the exhibition are: Ariel Schlesinger, Darren Bader, DIS, He Xiangyu, Luc Tuymans Boyce, Paul Chan, Trevor Yeung, Ugo Rondinone, Wolfgang Tillmans and Zhang Ding.

The works of art presented question trivialities of daily life while counterbalancing broader dimensions by creating a calm and light appearance beyond its tumultuous inner tension. Curated by Yang Zi, the exhibition open for viewing until April 23, 2022.

October 23 also marked the grand opening of Beijing Baoku Fine Art Co., Ltd, a member of the Blanc Art Group. As a professionally bonded storage and logistics center, Beijing Baoku Fine Art Co., Ltd. has a 3,000 m2 standardized and modernized art bonded storage and logistics center, meeting the highest international standards to provide a full range of one-stop services for global customers.

In February 2021, the company moved into the National Foreign Cultural Trade Base, in Beijing, which was built and is operated by Beijing Cultural Investment Holdings Co. Ltd. Baoku Fine Art Co., Ltd. They successfully held the "2021 Benefit Culture Consumption Season – First Bonded Auction" and achieved the goal of providing point-to-point, high-standard art curating, transportation and storage services for many domestic and foreign art and cultural institutions.

October 23rd marked the starting point for the grand art project. Every year Blanc Art Space will have 3-4 international museum shows and continue to expand trade, shipping and storage of contemporary and antique art through our platform’s services.

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