Inspirational Living: How Popular Culture Has Redefined Luxury in China

8 APRIL 2021 • 10:00 AM EST
Join Jing Daily’s Enrique Menendez as he explores the intersection of luxury and popular culture with Sotheby's Yuki Terase, artist Daniel Arsham, and editor Ted Gushue. Together, the panelists will look to the unique tastes of Chinese cultural consumers and how they've established a new utopia for luxury.

Inspirational Living: How Popular Culture Has Redefined Luxury in China

Meet the Panel

Enrique Menendez

Enrique Menendez is the Editor-in-Chief of Jing Daily and The Popular Times. He is a journalist who has worked for publications across Shanghai, London, and New York. Menendez specialises in B2B reporting on luxury in China and the intersection of popular culture and luxury.

Since joining Jing Daily in 2019, the publication has doubled down on expansion, strengthening its coverage to guide industry leaders as they navigate the Chinese market. In 2020, Menendez launched The Popular Times, filling a gap in luxury trade publications that accurately represent current cultural and creative shifts.


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Daniel Arsham

New York based artist Daniel Arsham work explores the fields of fine art, architecture, performance, design and film. Raised in Miami, Arsham attended the Cooper Union in New York City where he received the Gelman Trust Fellowship Award in 2003.

Soon thereafter Arsham toured worldwide with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company as the company’s stage designer. The experience led to an ongoing collaborative practice which continues as Arsham works with world renowned artists, musicians, designers, and brands including Porsche and Dior.

Arsham’s uchronic aesthetics revolves around his concept of fictional archaeology. Working in a multitude of disciplines he creates and crystallizes ambiguous in-between spaces and situations, and stages what he refers to as future relics of the present. Always iconic, most of the objects that he turns into stone refer to the late 20th century or millennial era, when technological obsolescence unprecedentedly accelerated along with the digital dematerialization of our world. While the present, the future and the past poetically collide in his haunted yet playful visions between romanticism and pop art, Arsham also experiments with the timelessness of certain symbols and gestures across cultures.

In recent years Arsham’s practice has begun to bridge the gap between fine art and commerce through Arsham Editions and Archive Editions, two subsets of Arsham Studio dedicated to the conception of limited edition artworks aimed at reaching a wider global audience. In 2021 Arsham was appointed the role of creative director of the Cleveland Cavaliers, becoming the first-ever fine artist to hold a position of this nature.

Arsham’s work has been shown at PS1 in New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, The Athens Bienniale in Athens, Greece, The New Museum In New York, Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah GA, California and Carré d’Art de Nîmes, and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta GA. Arsham is represented by Galerie Perrotin in Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. Arsham also shows with Baro Galeria in Sao Paulo, Ron Mandos in Amsterdam, and Nanzuka Gallery in Tokyo.


Ted Gushue

Ted Gushue is the Editorial Director of Type 7, the official Porsche magazine dedicated to Architecture, Design, Exploration, and their intersection in the car world.

Previously Ted served as the Editorial Director of Petrolicious.com, the leading classic car magazine and film destination online. His editorial works have appeared in GQ, Esquire, The New York Observer and many other outlets around the world. Privately Ted is a passionate photographer who maintains gallery relationships in Los Angeles and London. He lives in St. Moritz, Switzerland.


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Yuki Terase

Yuki Terase was appointed Head of Contemporary Art, Asia in January 2018. Based in Hong Kong, she leads Sotheby’s auction and private sales of Asian and Western contemporary art in Asia.

Since joining Sotheby’s in 2011, Yuki has been instrumental in introducing Japanese contemporary art to Asia and around the world, cementing Sotheby’s position as a category leader. She has also spearheaded many white-glove sales with an innovative curatorial approach exemplified by the phenomenal success of the dual sales with street fashion master NIGO®, as well as of #TTTOP in October 2016 which marked the first-time offering of Western contemporary art in the region during the main auction season.

Under her guidance, Sotheby’s Japanese clients have emerged as a significant presence on the global auction market, best illustrated in the New York sale of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled in May 2017, which sold to Japanese collector Yusaku Maezawa for a record-breaking price of US$110.5 million.

In 2019, Yuki achieved the biggest contemporary art sales turnover total of any auction house in Asia after achieving a number of important artist records for such as Yayoi Kusama, Yoshitomo Nara, Liu Ye, as well as Western blue-chip artists such as KAWS and Julie Mehretu in the Hong Kong auctions. In 2020, she was responsible for placing the most expensive Western artwork ever to be sold in Asia: Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild (649-2) at HK$214.6 million (US$27.6 million) to the Pola Museum of Art, Hakone, Japan.

Before joining Sotheby’s, she worked for Morgan Stanley as a member of its Mergers and Acquisition advisory team in Tokyo.

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