Established in 2011, it is the first purely academic research institute supported by the Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University. With its mission to study the history and theory of Chinese and foreign contemporary art and promote artistic creation, it also seeks to further strengthen its research on contemporary art and maintain its academic openness, so as to explore teaching methods of contemporary art and design, and promote the update of contemporary artistic concepts and creations. Its main responsibilities include carrying out academic research, organizing international exhibitions, translating and writing series of books on contemporary art, holding seminars of all levels, building contemporary art databases, and so on. Its academic purposes are: creation, research, exchange, and construction.
Director: Du Dakai, Professor, Department of Painting, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University
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