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AAB 2014 – On Khmer Sculpture – Very personal comments on a life-long journey by Dr. Wolfgang Felten and Dr. Susanne Schreiber

The Talk

The Podium Talk highlight little known peculiarities of Khmer art and its importance within the art history of Asia. Dr Felten’s fresh insights on legal and moral provenance issues shows what a life-long collector can share about his approach to solve the most frequent collector’s question: “Is this sculpture authentic ?”

The Speakers

Dr. Susanne Schreiber is since 1986 with Germany’s leading financial daily newspaper HANDELSBLATT, and heading since 2004 its Art Market Section. As “The Marktfrau” (The Market Woman) for the renowned German art magazine WELTKUNST, she comments in her characteristic and well-chiseled writing style on major art market developments as well as on exciting and often overlooked niches in the art market.

Dr Wolfgang Felten is a renowned lawyer, passionate connoisseur and collector of Southeast Asian sculpture. Since the 1970s  he has been involved in numerous aspects of the art history and preservation of art from Southeast Asia. In recognition of his merits the Cambodian Government bestowed on him in 2009 the Commander's Cross of the Royal Monisaraphon Order. Dr. Felten is editor and co-author of notable publications, such as Thai and Cambodian Sculpture – From the 6th to the 14th centuries (Sotheby’s Publications, London, 1989). He has, in 1989, co-organized the first major exhibition in Germany on Khmer art, at the Museum fuer Ostasiatische Kunst, Cologne: Entdeckungen – Skulpturen der Khmer und Thai. In his latest book “Die Sammlerfalle” (The Collector’s Trap) he amuses with wit, charm and irony about his live-long experiences in the classical and contemporary art world.


Date : June 6,2014

Location : Brussels

Organization : Asian Art In Brussels / Art Connoisseurs