Public Private Art: 5th Collectors’ Contemporary Collaboration

Why We Recommend it

Explore the active and diverse approaches to contemporary art and collections in China through the distinctive characteristics of collections, archives and collectors in this activity-packed exhibition.


Collectors’ Contemporary Collaboration creates a platform for public viewing of private contemporary art collections, presents the multiple perspectives of contemporary art collecting and the development of art scene in different regions, and encourages dialogues among art lovers. This year, the exhibition will focus on the private collections in China.

In the last 40 years, mainland China’s contemporary art development has undergone unexpected stages while the contemporary art collecting scene has grown into intricate practices, especially under drastic transformations in economy and society. Ling Min, curator of the exhibition, along with the major collectors of different periods, unravel the complexity with visions and collections of the renowned collectors Guan Yi, LU Xun, Zheng Hao and archives on Chinese contemporary art development from prominent scholars and curators Fei Dawai and Gao Minglu, to observe the development trajectory of collectors, collections and concepts in the Chinese contemporary art scene.

The exhibition will be companioned by a free public tour every weekend during the exhibition period. No registration is required. Please note that English tours are available at 2pm whereas Chinese tours are at 4pm. There will also be a screening of ‘Beuys’, directed by German film and theatre director Andres Veiel on 30 March 2019. The German and English film will be supplemented with English subtitles. Please register here.


When: 27 Mar 2019 - 22 Apr 2019 Where: Pao Galleries, 4/F and 5/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre – 2 Harbour Road – Wan Chai