Shanghai Dialogue unveils initiatives to boost cultural events
Published: Nov 15, 2023 12:22 AM
Photo: Screenshot from website

Photo: Screenshot from website

The 8th Shanghai Dialogue - Art Opens the Future Summit Forum, or Shanghai Dialogue, concluded in Shanghai on Monday. 

As a cultural event cultivated by Pudong New Area for many years, Shanghai Dialogue has held seven sessions, creating a practical example of integrating the free trade zone cultural industry into the construction of Shanghai as an international cultural metropolis. It has become an important "Shanghai name card" in the cultural relics and artworks industry.

Since 2020, the cultural sector of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone has gradually participated in art brands and other aspects of the Shanghai International Art Fair Week. 

In 2023, the cultural sector of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone actively responded to the call of the 5th Shanghai International Art Fair Week and promoted the construction of the "Global Art Scene, Art Free Trade" cluster area with Shanghai Free Trade Cultural Investment as the main body. This effort created the "Art Free Trade" brand concept and successfully held the Shanghai International Art Book Fair (SABF) in the Shanghai International Cultural Relics and Artworks Bonded Service Center.

A book fair was also held, focusing on the "art book +" segment, presenting nearly 200 international and domestic publishing brands. The audience could enjoy nearly 5,000 art books and exhibition catalogues. 

By building a high-quality international resource network, creating a precise docking and matching platform, promoting more cross-border cooperation and innovation, the event strives to become a "hub bookshelf" radiating the Asia-Pacific region.