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DSL Art Collection

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DSL Art Collection
New York, NY 10011
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About US

 

 

The DSL Collection was created in 2005 and focuses on contemporary Chinese art. It is a private collection representing 90 of the leading Chinese avant-garde artists, artists having a major influence on the development of contemporary art in China today. 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 150 pieces - that as an entity is open to constant redefinition itself. Openness, movement and communication are basic qualities we want to promote

The collection is not only significant on a personal level, but also at a larger scale. We start from a museum approach, which means that we are collecting a wide range of media including painting, sculpture, installation, video, and photography. The choice of works further is not oriented on the trends of the market. To choose this kind of approach implies making the collection accessible for the public, as well as documenting the featured works.

The major tools to achieve these goals are new technologies, such as the internet and interactive programs and supports, like for example electronic books. These tools provide the means to share the experience of contemporary culture and to make it more accessible and meaningful for a broader public.

 

 

 

Dsl 收藏成立于2005年, 是专注于中国当代艺术的私人收藏。这个收藏里汇聚了90多位最具影响力的中国前卫艺术家们的作品,是对今日中国当代艺术发展历程的见证。即便是聚焦于特定文化的当代艺术创作,dsl 收藏绝没有任何追寻异国情调的倾向。dsl 收藏承认文化的基本共性和个性,但在方法论上远远不是简单的对于典型文化符号和象征意义的寻找。

 

收藏里作品的数量限定在150件左右,使其如同一个个体一般可以不断地自我调整和重新定义。开放、运动和交流是dsl收藏所推崇的目标。

dsl收藏的创立不仅仅是个人之举,而是旨在更高层次的追求。我们从一开始便是以美术馆的标准对收藏进行拓展,也就是说我们的收藏广泛涵盖了绘画、雕塑、装置、录像和摄影等各个方面。对于藏品选择的标准更是要避免市场的诱导。这个策略的选择便决定了收藏的目标是面向大众,并对收藏内的艺术家和作品进行纪录。

为了达到这些目标, 我们致力于拓展各种新科技的手段。譬如因特网或是互动程序载体,像我们的电子书计划。所有这些手段旨在能够让大家共同分享当代文化的成果并让更多的大众参与到我们的收藏之中和找到其意义所在。

 

 

What is the dsl collection?

The dsl Collection was created in 2005 and focuses on contemporary Chinese art. It is a private collection currently representing 90 of the leading Chinese avant-garde artists, most of whom have a major influence on the development of contemporary art in China today.

The collection is not only significant on a personal level, but also on a larger scale. We start from a museum approach,which means that we are collecting a wide range of media including painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and video. To choose this kind of approach implies making the collection accessible for the public, as well as documenting the featured works.

The major tools to achieve these goals is the use of new technologies, such as the internet and interactive programs and supports. These tools provide the means to share the experience of contemporary culture and to make it more accessible and meaningful for a broader public.

 

How did we become interested in Chinese art?

Art is the mirror of a Society. When my wife and I came to Shanghai for the first time in 2005, I felt that the city embodies a ceaseless pursuit of the “superhuman” that redefines traditional definitions of humanity, sustainability, scale, and speed.  Somehow these feelings were very inspiring and we wanted to find art and artists that express the relationships between contemporary art production and society. We are also interested by the Chinese artists who are living outside mainland China, in Taiwan, for instance, and mainly in the Chinese Diaspora in Europe and the United States. One should also not forget that apart from having a 5,000 year-old cultural history, China is the biggest cultural space in the world.

 

How is dsl collection different than other collections?

We never compare our collection with others because every collection is by nature unique. However, we follow strict personal guide lines in building our collection.

 

About Collecting, how do you approach it?

“Collecting,” is not “accumulating.” and it is not “investing.” It is acquiring objects that have some relation to each other and putting those objects into the kind of order that reflects the collector’s response to them. Each true collection achieves a personality beyond and apart from the sum of the objects.

 

What role does the Collector play?

The Collector should not take centre stage himself and should let the art itself be at the centre of the collection. Artists should be given the maximum spotlight. Its what the curator  Hans Ulrich Obrist calls “the fundamental invisibility.”





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