China launch for The Art Newspaper
Beijing-based Modern Media Group will produce Chinese-language edition under licence from early 2013
By The Art Newspaper. From Art Basel Miami Beach daily edition
Published online: 08 December 2012
The Art Newspaper has entered into a partnership with the Beijing-based Modern Media Group, which will produce The Art Newspaper China under licence from early 2013. It will join the network of newspapers founded by Umberto Allemandi that comprises The Art Newspaper, Il Giornale dell’Arte, Le Journal des Arts, Ta Nea Tis Technis, Il Giornale dell’Architettura and The Art Newspaper Russia. The Art Newspaper China, a Chinese-language publication, will be distributed with the magazine Bloomberg Businessweek/China and the bilingual art-criticism journal Leap.
Anna Somers Cocks, the founding editor and chief executive of The Art Newspaper, says: “The revival of art in China over the past 30 years has been one of the most revolutionary developments in that country. It is taken seriously by the Chinese government and is of great interest to the rest of the world. We look forward very much to this bilateral project that will increase understanding between China and the West. We have been fortunate to find the Modern Media Group, which has a leading position in Chinese periodical publishing, with an international outlook and high journalistic standards.”
Thomas Shao, the chief executive of Modern Media Group, says: “The Chinese are now curious about the world of art beyond their frontiers, so it is vitally important to launch a professional art newspaper that provides timely and accurate news about the global art scene. The Art Newspaper’s long experience, unparalleled reputation and rich content are precisely what the market needs.”
The editor of The Art Newspaper China will be Ye Ying, currently the arts editor of Bloomberg Businessweek/China. She is also the author of a book on the 798 art district of Beijing.
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