Ms Hiroko Ishinabe created the One Piece Club (OPC) in Japan in 2007 as a non-profit organization with focus on being a unique members' organization for enthusiasts and collectors of contemporary art. The OPC also serves as an exchange platform for meeting likeminded people and sharing each other's interests. Today, independent OPC chapters have been established and are active in major Asian cities including Jakarta, Singapore, and Taipei.
Founded by Ms Cathy Hau in Shanghai and with the assistance of fellow Executive Committee members Mr Yu Yu and Mr Paul Tchen, One Piece Club China’s (OPCC) vision is to foster the development of the contemporary art in China, nurture its appreciation by future generations and support living art practitioners by promoting acquisitions for private collections.
One Piece Club 起源于日本，由石锅博子女士于2007年成立，是致力于推动当代艺术品收藏、扶植当代艺术实践者的非营利性组织。One Piece Club 现已在雅加达、新加坡、台北等亚洲主要艺术城市开枝散叶，上海是其版图上的新足印。
One Piece Club 中国（以下简称OPC中国）由侯蔚女士创办，余宇先生和陈宝山先生担任执行委员会核心委员。
Monthly visits to galleries, museums, art fairs, artists’ studios, etc. will be organised and will be accompanied and guided by art specialist and our core committees so that you may find and discover your newest favourite contemporary artworks to add to your collection.
A gathering held every three months, and members can propose art-related topics such as contemporary art collection, artists’ presentations, etc. for The Art Salon.
A special exhibition managed by OPCC’s curatorial committee will be held annually to feature, share and appreciate the works collected by members.
On 10 May, OPCC members and art lovers gathered to enjoy art at Chuang Gallery with a private tour by the artist Bin Feng.
On 20 April, OPCC members came to Shanghai Exhibition Center to join the PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai VIP opening.
OPCC members gathered to visit ASE Foundation's second major group exhibition, ”Upstairs Cities“.
Membership is open to any individual interested in collecting all forms of contemporary art.
Membership criteria :
Note: Gallery owners, professional artists, art dealers, art management, and artist's managers are not eligible for membership.
For Sean, the greatest pleasure of collecting works of Chinese contemporary art lies in the fact that through collecting, we can build a bridge of mutual communication and understanding with the artists themselves, to feel better and understand their unique creative spirit.
Ms Cathy Hau, the founder of OPCC, invited her friend, the renowned artist Mr Zhang Jian-Jun, and OPCC Executive Committee member Mr Yu Yu to discuss the early forms of contemporary art in Shanghai on the West Bund Voice on November 14th.