Doors Art & Culture Agency

Bridging the East and West through Curated Events

Based in Beijing and Paris, Doors 门艺 is a platform for art and culture exchange between China and the West. Doors acts as a consulting agency, an art curator, and a cultural producer and promoter.

Founded in 2017, it was created to respond to the growing demand for cultural dialogue between China and the West. Traditionally and until recently, cultural exchanges between China and the West remained a diplomatic matter. The agency was born from the observation that there were virtually no professionals active on the ground to help fill the gap between a growing demand for cultural content in China, and France’s willingness to export its exceptional cultural heritage.
The mission of our agency is to open doors and facilitate the conversation between China and Europe, through creative events and innovative projects.

We conceive, produce and promote cultural events in China and France, in a range of fields, working closely with artists, institutions and companies. We help European institutions and art companies bring their programs and develop their presence in China. We promote Chinese contemporary creation in Europe. We advise brands and corporate clients on their cultural marketing strategy.

Our Services

Exhibition view "Picasso-Birth of a Genius" at UCCA Beijing. Courtesy of UCCA

With 20 years of experience in the cultural field between Europe and China, Doors’ unique expertise covers a wide range of services.

Art Direction & Curating

Working closely with artists both in China and Europe, Doors curates exhibitions, conceives art programs and acts as an art advisor, with a focus on Chinese contemporary art and photography.

Cultural Consulting & Strategy

Doors helps brands develop cultural content and resonate across cultures: art exhibitions and programs, collaborations with artists, tailor-made studies, training sessions and workshops.

Communication

Doors helps promote cultural institutions, events or projects across different channels in China (social media, press, media partnerships, KOL, production of communication tools…).

Exhibition Touring

Collaborating with world-class art collections and curators, Doors acts a tour manager and producer of temporary exhibitions in China.

Production & Project Management

From the concept, planning and design phase to its execution and promotion, Doors’ team can conceive, produce and manage your cultu- ral project from A to Z.

Partnerships

Doors helps cultural institutions develop collaborations with Chinese partners in order to generate revenue and visibility: merchandising and brand licensing, fundraising, sponsorships…

Projects

TYPEEXHIBITION, MUSICAL AND CULINARY HAPPENING
LOCATIONLA CASERNE (PARIS 10)
DATEJUNE 1, 2024
AS PART OFNUIT BLANCHE 2024
ARTISTSLÉO NATAF, JULIEN SEBBAG; SHAROUH, ALEX REY, CHEB GERO, DJ GAGA-GADJI FC
TYPEINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
LOCATIONFORBIDDEN CITY, BEIJING
DATESFEBRUARY 28-29, 2024
ORGANIZERSROYAL COMMISSION FOR ALULA (RCU), FRENCH AGENCY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ALULA (AFALULA)
TypeExhibition
VenueFotografiska, Shanghai
DatesMarch 29 2024 - June 23 2024
ArtistsZhuang Hui, Chen Qiulin, Michael Cherney, Sui Taca, Cheng Xinhao
CuratorVictoria Jonathan
Typeexhibition
locationRéfectoire des Cordeliers (Paris)
datesApril 5 - April 21 2024
artistChen Jialing
curatorsCao Dan, He Jing
TYPEexhibition
LOCATIONthe Palace Museum in the Forbidden City (Beijing)
DATES5 January - 11 April 2024
CURATORsLaïla Nehmé, Abdulrahman Alsuhaibani
FORAFALULA
typeexhibition
locationGuardian Art Center (BEIJING)
dates6 July - 3 October 2023
artistYves Klein
curatorArchives Yves Klein
TypeExhibition
locationsUCCA 798 (Beijing), UCCA Edge (Shanghai)
Dates15 July - 15 October 2023, 4 November 2023 - 18 February 2024
ArtistHenri Matisse
CuratorPatrice deparpe
TYPEEXHIBITION
LOCATIONAurora Museum (SHANGHAI)
DATES24 DECEMBER 2022 - 7 APRIL 2023
ARTISTHENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
FORTHE MUSEUM BOX, PANART CONNECTIONS
type immersive exhibition
locationMeet you museum (Beijing)
dates1 october 2022 - 02 january 2023
artistsVan Eyck, Bruegel, Rubens
FOR create.eu, meet you museum
TypeEXHIBITION
LOCATIONsGUARDIAN ART CENTER (BEIJING), Meet You museum (Shanghai)
DATES22 JULY - 30 OCTOBER 2022, 3 December 2022 - 5 March 2023
ARTISTALPHONSE MUCHA
FORMUCHA FOUNDATION, GUARDIAN ART CENTER
Typeexhibition
location Choi Centre • Cloud House (Beijing)
DAtes26 April - 11 August 2022
artistsHicham Berrada, Vanja Bucan, Charlotte Charbonnel, Guo Gong, Huang Rui, Liu Wa & Yang Bao, Fabrice Monteiro, Shi Guowei, Anaïs Tonder, Wiktoria
curatorBérénice Angremy
typeRESIDENCY
LOCATIONCITÉ INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS (PARIS)
DATES2022-2023
ARTISTLUO YANG

DoorZine

The DoorZine is an editorial platform where we provide an in-depth approach to our projects through interviews of artists and cultural personalities, and share insights on the vibrant China art scene.

Jia Zhangke, Extract of "Peacock, Peacock", 2022.

Opening Doors for Women

During the month of March 2022, Doors featured some projects we are involved in to promote the role of women in arts and culture. From the creation of the Jimei x Arles Women Photographers Award to the evolution of women's representation in Chinese advertising, we wanted to promote a long history of women's emancipation in China through the 20th and 21st centuries.

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