The DSL collection is a private collection representing 70 of the leading Chinese avant-garde artists, artists having a major influence on the development of contemporary art in China today. The range of media present in the collection include painting, sculpture, installation, video, and photography; yet the choice of works tries to go beyond the current contemporary art market frenzy. A fixation with emblematic Chinese artists who are at present the darlings of the market could easily distort the understanding of both, history and actual situation of the contemporary Chinese art scene.
Even though focusing on the contemporary production of a specific culture, the collection is nevertheless not guided by the search for otherness. It admits basic cultural similarities and dispositions, however, goes beyond a simplistic approach looking for typical cultural signs and symbols.
The collection is limited to a specific number of art works - about 120 pieces - that as an entity is open to constant redefinition itself. Openness, movement and communication are basic qualities we want to promote.
The DSL website is as attempt to create an open space for public actions, a journey for unknown encounters. As we witness an acceleration of exhibitions activities across the globe, the scale of a show is becoming less relevant than finding new ways to engage a new audience.
An encounter with the "dematerialized" can also bring about something tangible and relevant.
A virtual museum is already on line.
I would like to invite you to have a closer look at the collection website: