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Pivot to the Future: Collaboration vs Consolidation

11 January 2022


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How will the way we experience art change post-Covid?

As we power on through the pandemic, how can international art networks play a part in overcoming the ever-shifting logistical and economic challenges posed by the pandemic, as the global art market recovers and renews? How will digitalisation change the way we, the audiences and collectors, experience art from now on? 

Join us as we try to address these pertinent questions with our speakers about new strategies for adapting in a post-Covid world.



Lorraine Kiang, Co-founder, Edouard Malingue Gallery, HK

Lorraine Kiang, born in HK, received her degree in Art History and Economics from New York University. With previous work experience at Christie’s New York and Hong Kong, she co-founded Edouard Malingue Gallery in 2010. In 2016, the gallery opened its second space in West Bund, Shanghai, and closed in 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Lorraine co-founded Condo Shanghai in 2018, collaborating and bridging local and international galleries. She is also involved in the Organising Committee of the International Galleries Alliance, an initiative aiming to create a new platform and promote dialogue within the gallery industry. 

The gallery has celebrated its 11th anniversary and is in process of moving to its permanent location at 10 Sik On Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong, opening next Spring. 


Lucas Zwirner, Head of Content, David Zwirner Gallery

Lucas Zwirner led the launch of Platform, which launched in May 2021, and oversaw the formation and vision for this standalone company. In his role at David Zwirner Gallery, he oversees all digital and editorial projects, including the gallery’s online platforms and its publishing house. He has spearheaded initiatives that deepen conversations around art through online presentations and sales, podcasts, video, web content, public programming, strategic partnerships, and books. 

He led some of the gallery’s most successful online initiatives, such as the pilot of Platform in 2020, which hosted 48 galleries from four cities on David Zwirner Online, and the Artists for Biden sale in fall 2020. He is also the host of Dialogues: The David Zwirner Podcast, a program about artists and the way they think.

He graduated summa cum laude from Yale with a B.A. in philosophy and literature.


Adeline Ooi, Director Asia, Art Basel

Adeline Ooi is the Director Asia at Art Basel, the international art fair staged annually across three cities in Hong Kong, Basel (Switzerland) and Miami Beach (USA). She is responsible for delivering the Art Basel show in Hong Kong, which takes place annually in March at the HKCEC. Trained in Central St. Martins College, London, Adeline has worked extensively across Asia over the past twenty years, with experience and knowledge about Asia’s art market and its rich, diverse art scenes. 


Moderator: Elaine Ng, Editor & Publisher, ArtAsiaPacific