Orient Extreme: contemporary collectors and collections

Orient Extreme: contemporary collectors and collections

23 Wednesday
From Wed, 23/03/2016 to Fri, 25/03/2016

March 23: 5-7pmMarch 24-25: 9am-7pm



The aim of the conference is to study the contemporary phenomenon of private and public collections of Far Eastern Art, in particular the relation of collectors to artists and the art market.
Privileged countries in the field are, beyond EU member states, China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and Indonesia.
While the ambition of the conference is to place emphasis on contemporary art, the collections may also gather more ancient artefacts, and not exclusively artworks. The "Far East" is here understood broadly, to include the islands of East and Southeast Asia. The approach will be interdisciplinary, blending art history, aesthetics, anthropology, sociology, economics and even politics.


  • Thursday, March 24
    • Collectors’ profiles and motivations
    • Institutional and public collections
  • Friday, March 25
    • Collections: converging views
    • The art market and identity issues

The scientific purpose of the conference lies in its capacity to address interdisciplinary and intercultural themes by confronting the emergence of collections in Asia and/or Asian art with the rapid globalisation of the art market.
This type of research is absolutely novel on an international level, as Asian art – and contemporary Asian art in particular – is too rarely examined from a socio-economic point of view. –

A conference organised by IAO, IETT and LARHRA, in partnership with the Musée des Confluences and the inaugural exhibition on Emile Guimet.
To attend, please register by Jan. 31, 2016


Marie Laureillard : mlaureillard@free.fr

Cléa Patin : cleapatin@gmail.com

Detailed program