Dominique and Sylvain Levy

Co-Founders, dslcollection, Paris, France

"Join us alongside Anita Zabludowicz, Masha and Jens Faurschou and artist Paul McCarthy on June 12th, 2020 at 1600 UTC on Art + FinTech webcast series on Talking Virtual Reality: Recreating the Museum Experience, moderated by András Szántó."

dslcollection is a virtual private museum focusing on chinese contemporary art

Initiated at the very beginning of the 21st century by Dominique and Sylvain Levy, dslcollection focuses exclusively on contemporary works. Committed to China, the dslcollection is concerned with artists from an emerging country- or rather re-emerging- on the world scene and redefines the contours of a new world order. Definitely normadic, the dslcollection refuses to be set in one place and chooses the globalised territory of the digital world. Born into a screen-based world, today's new generation move in and out of the physical and virtual worlds at ease, believing that "real" to them. From 2005 (the year of the first video posted on Youtube) we went from a website to a 2D and 3D museum, and in 2012 a museum on Second Life and now augmented reality and virtual reality.

The dslcollection was created in 2005 by Sylvain and Dominique Levy. Today Karen Levy is also actively helping to build the collection. The collection focuses on contemporary Chinese art. Even though limiting itself to a certain number of objects – not more than 350 – the collection comprises major works of the 200 contemporary Chinese artists and  is currently one of the most interesting and diverse, featuring works by such prominent artists as Cao Fei, Tang Song, Ge Guanzhong, Jia Aili, and Chen Wenbo. dslcollection distinguishes itself from other collections of contemporary Chinese art through a strict collecting concept. The collectors believe that  "The 21st century collector must think beyond established boundaries". Therefore, dslcollection not only actively promotes the discovery and study of Chinese contemporary artistic production and but also makes use of the latest technologies. Tools such as the internet, interactive programs, virtual exhibitions and electronic books help dslcollection to achieve greater visibility and provide the means to share the experience of contemporary culture. Openness, the nomadic and sharing are core concepts of the dslcollection.