The Fund for the Cultural Preservation of Tibet and the Promotion of Chinese Culture

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The mission of the fund is to strictly complement the already existing cultural preservation efforts in the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) by the Chinese Government. This platform, administered by the Louise Blouin Foundation, seeks to obtain money from countries, foundations, artists, corporations and private donors to further support domestic cultural preservation efforts; to organize a series of international exhibitions on Tibetan and Chinese culture; and to create a series of online promotional tools for Tibetan and Chinese culture.

The Foundation recently developed this fund to complement - on the international stage - the Chinese governmentís $70 million, five year commitment to its own cultural preservation projects inside the Tibetan Autonomous Region. The scope of this platform concerns not only the preservation and promotion of ancient and sacred Tibetan culture by addressing areas such as art, dance, drama, history, education and environment, but will also work as a vehicle to promote Chinese culture and to encourage dialogue and cultural understanding between China and the West.

The first project associated with this effort is an exhibition of new works by the noted and rising Chinese contemporary artist, Wang Guangyi, at the Louise Blouin Foundation in London, from 17 October 2008 to 1 March 2009. Additionally, the Louise Blouin Foundation and Pace Beijing Gallery will present an exhibition of works by the renowned contemporary Chinese artist Yue Minjun in the spring of 2009. Both exhibitions will be a key component of the Foundationís ëCulture Beyond Bordersí programme, which focuses on cultural dialogue and diplomacy as a vehicle to address shared global concerns between the West and China. Pace Beijing will make a substantial contribution to the Fund for the Cultural Preservation of Tibet and the Promotion of Chinese Culture as part of this important partnership.

How the Fund will be administered

The Fund will operate as strictly complementary to the already existing efforts by the Chinese government. This is a list of potential projects to be included in the Fund:

  • Cultural preservation projects: Identification of areas in need of cultural preservation within the TAR as well as support of existing cultural preservation projects by the Chinese government inside of the TAR.
  • New York or London Tibetan exhibition: Organization of an exhibition on Tibetan art within the New York or London metropolitan areas by the Louise Blouin Foundation in collaboration with the Chinese and Tibetan governments
  • Promotion of Tibetan culture via the Internet: Promotion of Tibetan art and culture on ARTINFO.COM and MYARTINFO.COM in order to create greater international awareness of Tibetan art and culture.
  • Promotion of tourism inside Tibet: Promote Tibet culture, monuments and relics on ARTINFO.COM and MYARTINFO.COM in order to create greater international awareness of Tibetan art and culture.
  • Louise Blouin Foundation Chinese exhibition and lecture series: Host one Chinese exhibition per year at the Louise Blouin Foundation in London accompanied by an extensive lecture and panel discussion series. The first of these will take place with the upcoming Wang Guangyi exhibition at the Louise Blouin Foundation.
  • Promotion of Chinese culture via the Internet: Promote Chinese art and Chinese artists on ARTINFO.COM and MYARTINFO.COM in order to create greater international awareness of Chinese art and culture.

If you are interested in contributing to the fund but are unable to or do not wish to contribute online, please send a check to:

The Louise Blouin Foundation
601 West 26th Street, Ste. 410
New York, NY 10001

Care of the Fund for the Cultural Preservation of Tibet and the Promotion of Chinese Culture.