Event, Jointly Organized By Huang Rui, Rong Rong And Inri, Raises Money For Earthquake Relief
Last night, some of China’s top “blue-chip” artists and photographers came together in Beijing at a charity event to provide relief to children affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The “Love and Hope” event, jointly organized by the married founders of Beijing’s respected Three Shadows Photography Art Centre — Rong Rong and Inri (who is, herself, Japanese) — and painter Huang Rui, saw some of China’s top contemporary artists, as well as some from Japan and South Korea, donate works to a charity sale and come together amid a tighter creative environment in the Chinese capital.
As Artinfo points out, some of China’s greatest living contemporary artists contributed works to the charity sale, with some very influential figures in the Chinese art scene further lending their support:
[Huang Rui, Rong Rong and Inri] enlisted the help of curator Berenice Angremy and the private museum the Iberia Center for Contemporary Art to help stage the event. They rapidly signed up 80 artists willing to contribute, among them such leading names as Fang Lijun, Xu Bing, Zeng Fanzhi, Song Dong, Yin Xiuzhen, Wang Gongxin, Lin Tianmiao, Shi Jinsong, Qiu Zhijie, and the Gao Brothers. At the event just under 100 works were offered for sale and by the end of the evening 1 million RMB (US$154,000) had already been raised.
The “Love and Hope” sale continues at the Iberia Center for Contemporary Art through May 14.
Iberia Center for Contemporary Art
798 Art District #E06, 4 Jiuxianqiao Rd.
Chaoyang District, Beijing