PROGRAM: champagne reception, Michelle Star chef designed gourmet banquet dinner, live performance by contemporary artists, live and silent auction of art works and luxury goods.
LEAD SPONSORS: Four Seasons Hotel Beijing, Hasselblad, Kaluga Queen
SUPPORTERS AND PARTNERS: Moet Hennessy & Chandon, OCULA, Poly International Auction Co. Ltd., Poly Auction (Hong Kong) Limited, UCCA, Cerling Jewelry, Xinhua Net News, Green T. House, 123 Childcare, OCAT, DAAB Media, CCTV Arts and Culture, SINO-US, The China Press, CCTV, Becker, Geoff Raby & Associates, Auswin TWT Development PTY LTD, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.
The Arts Can Do Gala Dinner: November 23, Four Seasons Beijing not only promises superb food, and entertainment but table prizes that include an exclusive Hasselblad camera and Moet Chandon champagne plus luxury gifts for all attending.
We also have an art auction of works donated leading contemporary artists and galleries from China and around the world. In addition we have an auction of luxury items donated by our sponsors.
So if art, photography, fashion leather goods, fine wine and fun are to your taste then this is a night not to miss.
Great company is assured as you mix with artists, curators and gallery owners as well as fellow art lovers and supporters of Arts Can Do. We are honored that the Australian Ambassador Frances Adamson will attend and have offer their embassies support. Phil Tinari and Carsten Miller from Ullens Center for Contemporary Art and Arthur Solway from James Cohan Gallery Shanghai are attending and offer a great resource for those interested in the experts view of the current art world.
Most importantly this is going to be a truly enjoyable night of great food and wine in great company for a very good cause. Please come as individuals or book a company table, as former Australian Ambassador Geoff Raby has for his company Geoff Raby & Associates, and treat your staff to a night out with an artistic flair.
The night is not only for fun. You will learn more of the work of Arts Can Do and we will showcase the astounding artwork produced by the children attending out centers and see how art is helping them make the most of their opportunities.
In addition to a showcase of astounding work produced by the children attending out centers, the live auction will also include over 30 artworks by Chinese, Australian and international artists.
We urge you to join us for an evening of fine food, art and live performance at the Four Seasons Beijing. All proceeds from table sales, auction and raffle tickets will go towards the continued work of Arts Can Do, from teacher training and residency costs, to art therapists working with children, materials and infrastructure.
To enquire about supporting us, booking a ticket or sponsoring a table for your colleagues and friends please contact ACAF Beijing Manager Mil Wang on +86 186 2133 6657, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also book tickets directly at the Four Seasons Hotel Executive Club Lounge (26th floor) on 010-5695 8940. Tickets priced at RMB1,288 per seat and RMB12,000 per table (10 seats).
Arts Can Do relies on the generous support of patrons from both private and corporate life around the world. Two such people are Ralf and Anja Daab of DAAB Media Cologne, publishers of ground breaking books leading in the field of cross-cultural art, fashion and design. The Daabs are showing their support through donation of books to be auctioned at our fundraiser in Beijing this November, as well as a percentage of profit going towards Arts Can Do with every future sale In China. We thank them deeply for their consideration and their generosity.
Crossing China is a new book on contemporary art in China published by DAAB Media. Each chapter introduces the major stakeholders in the fields of art, architecture and photography. Gerard A. Goodrow, formerly director of Art Cologne and a curator and author of international standing, showcases seven major metropolitan centres of Chinese culture. He presents the artists, art and exhibition spaces of Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The final chapter adds an overview of important Chinese artists living outside China. The book shows which museums are of key interest and which are thenoteworthy galleries and off-site locations. In some 400 pages, CROSSING CHINA sets out the personalities in every artistic discipline and the positions they take – from painting, photography and drawing through sculpture, object art and installations to performance, action art and new media. It also profiles major architectural projects.
The volume includes contributions of insider insight by guest writers and
interviewees of note, such as Uli Sigg, proprietor of the biggest collection of contemporary Chinese art worldwide ; Norbert Kirbach, art historian and Koon Wee, architect and co-founder of the SKEW Collaborative in Shanghai. This publication represents an especially valuable contribution to the Chinese creative scene, even for those with an active interest in its arts and an ability to travel, is hard to obtain an overview of, given the vastness of the country. CROSSING CHINA presents a comprehensive review of this major cultural landscape. The
result is an informed, indispensable guide for art lovers, collectors, gallery owners and curators.
An important addition to your art library and another way to show support Arts Can Do. To find out more about DAAB Media publications go to: www.daab-media.com
We give you the chance to bid for the latest Hasselblad limited edition camera released to celebrate a 50 year partnership with NASA and signed by astronaut Buzz Aldrin, or win one the world's ultra luxury cameras just by attending. Hasselblad, leading professional camera manufacturer worldwide, is a much appreciated patron of Arts Can Do. The company has donated two of its groundbreaking ultra luxury digital cameras to our fundraiser at the Four Seasons Beijing on 23 November.Up for auction on the night is the Lunar, heir to the legendary 500EL was used by Neil Armstrong to capture the first picture of the moon's surface. Your camera
is signed by fellow Apollo11 lunar walker astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Engineers and designers at the company's design centre near Venice were briefed to develop a camera that wouldcombine cutting edge technology with a unique custom finish. Taking their inspiration from the world's sexiest supercars, its most luxurious watches and F1 technology, the team created the Lunar, a breathtaking hybrid of Italian design and Swedish pedigree. The Lunar is a state-of-the-art, Italian-designed, ultimate luxury consumer camera.The Lunar embraces the pioneering Hasselblad image capture technology, combined with stunning Italian design features using hand finished carbon fiber, titanium, wood, leather and precious metals - including gold. An aesthetically compelling piece of camera art, the Lunar is a gorgeous object to both behold and to hold.
Here is an opportunity to acquire a masterpiece of photographic design and luxury and at the same time support Arts Can Do in helping children in need. Just attending on the night gives you a chance to win a Stellar, Hasselblad's stunning new compact camera, which we are offering up in our lucky draw raffle. Stellar has been exclusively fashioned at Hasselblad's design centre in Italy and is set to wow amateur enthusiasts and consumers who love to take outstanding photographs and shoot quality video without having to worry about F-Stops and focal lengths. Stellar has Ziess optics, full HD video and is available in six exotic wooden handle options - including walnut, padouk and zebra - with every hand-grip meticulously carved from a raw block of wood and fashioned by our experts. The sleek and sophisticated carbon fibre hand-grip alternative is crafted using the same compression moulding technique embraced by the aerospace industry. Do not miss the chance to win a Hasselblad Stellar, which retails at over US$3000.
A taste experience not to be missed. The very finest Caviar. Kaluga Queen is a keen supporter of Arts Can Do and our gala fundraiser is an opportunity for you to enjoy this premium caviar and to bid for your own supply in our auction. Caviar’s reputation as one of the world’s most luxury and sought after products stretches back centuries. From the time when early appreciators in Persia enjoyed its potent aphrodisiac and rejuvenating properties, to this day it holds a particularly enigmatic place in food culture. Beyond its gourmet qualities, it is also used in modern cosmetics, as it was lauded by beauties
Kaluga Queen is one of the most successful examples of a quality Chinese product, which first targeted the export market, and conquered an even bigger domestic consumer sphere. The Kaluga roe comes from the pristine Thousand Island Lake in Zhejiang Province. It was originally produced for Petrossian, France’s leading caviar brand, to supply top restaurants in Europe. Recognised as one of the world’s finest and freshest caviars, Kaluga Queen is now available within China. The wholly locally owned company has drawn expertise from China around the globe to produce a product unparalleled in flavour and texture. Kaluga Queen has been honoured with praise from some of the world’s most sophisticated restaurants, initially in France and now internationally. We thank Kaluga Queen for their support and urge you not to miss the opportunity to get to know this luxury offering, while supporting Arts Can Do.