I'm currently packing my luggage for my quick trip to America for college tour. Actually, I will be in America for 10 days, but most of the time will be spent moving from place to place. In a week and half, I will be visiting Boston, New York and Ann Arbor. I'm so, so excited to finally visit the schools that I have been researching (stalking,) furiously online and, recently, offline. Many of the people that I met during my internship at UCCA attended universities in America. Some of the interns and workers that I met are from Tufts University and Brown University, which are "my top choices" right now. I have heard so many exciting stories from them that I actually cannot wait to visit these schools and see what they're like!
After my 10 day stay in America, I will actually fly back, not to Beijing, but to Japan. This time, though, I will not be staying in Tokyo. I will actually be attending GAKKO summer camp in an island called Naoshima. I'm looking forward to meeting all kinds of interesting people from different backgrounds and making new friends at this camp. At this point, I honestly don't know what the camp is going to be like, but I am sure it is going to be a memorable one. I know that every year, the GAKKO summer camp brings guest speakers to the camp- I really hope that camp invites a prominent art-related person this year like how they invited Fumio Nanjo, the director of Mori Museum, in the previous year. I wish I could meet him and talk to him!
Anyways- as a way to procrastinate packing, (I procrastinate everything,) I pulled out of my bookshelf a book called Collecting Contemporary by Adam Lindemann. I haven't had the chance to read this book, but it's a collection of 40 interviews "with the biggest players in the global art market." Those include art critics, art dealers, art consultants, collectors, auction house experts, curators and more. And hey! Art dealers AND art consultants. If you read my previous post about meeting a Japanese "art consultant" in the UCCA museum, you know that I was confused about the difference between art dealers and art consultants. Hopefully, by reading this book, I can learn the distinction between art consultants, art dealers and all the other art related jobs in the world.
Once I finish reading this book, I will make sure to update on how it is!
Also, If I have time in New York, I'm planning to visit MOMA, Guggenheim and/or Metropolitan museum. Most likely, I won't have the time to visit all of these museums, but hopefully I will have the time to visit at least one!