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The Yishu Association 8

Because China is not primarily a market to be conquered but an ancient and deep culture which, today, seeks and finds itself within extraordinary diversity contemporary works .


Founded on a society and centuries-old traditions, Chinese art is reborn, encouraging the emergence of a new wave of extremely creative artists and attracting more and more companies and economic partners.


Created in 2010, the association has set itself the ambition of:


  • Allow winning artists to stay in residence in Beijing to live a time of immersion, inspiration and encounters at the heart of the Chinese artistic universe.


  • Ensure the development of contacts with museums, foundations, the press, personalities from the arts and the economy to organize exhibitions and prestigious artistic events.


  • Encourage the creation of books on Sino-European cultural relations.


  • Allow Chinese artists to live the same experience by offering a residency program in Paris.

Members of the Board of Directors

gathered aroundChristine Cayol, founder of

Yishu 8,the members of the association's Board of Directors come from a variety of backgrounds such as the economy, art and culture, education, communication and journalism.


Honorary members

Caroline Athuil

Jean-Paul DesrochesHonorary General Curator of Heritage

Caroline Odinet,interior designer

Herve Machenaud,EDF Asia-Pacific director

Catherine Pegard,Director of the Public Establishment of the Palace of Versailles

Jean-Pierre RaffarinSenator and former Prime Minister

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