Foreword by WAN Jie

WAN Jie, Chairman and Founder of Artron Art Group, and Founder of Art Market Monitor of Artron (AMMA)

The particularly exceptional year of 2020 took a serious toll on the art market around the world after the outbreak of COVID-19. This was especially true in the first half of the year, when most offline activities were cancelled, and the art market in China came to a standstill at one point.

To deal with this unexpected change, the Chinese art market rose to the occasion after a short period of adaptation and adjustment. Online resources were immediately activated for art exhibitions, primary market galleries, as well as secondary market auctions, to be brought online within an extremely short period of time. The internet played a significant role in the Chinese art market in the first half of 2020.

In the face of this crisis, the Fine Art auction market in China has resorted to strategies supported by years of accumulated experience and the development of the Internet. Nowadays, we live in a highly digitized era, where networking and digital intelligence have become key due to China’s economic development. This has raised the intelligence level of society and empowered all professions and trades. The digital economy is fast becoming a new engine that drives China’s economic growth.

As an important force in the Chinese art market, Artron Art Group is willing to work with partners with shared goals in the art industry worldwide. We are willing to seize the trends of the times and make contributions to the application of art data.