Introduction the 2021 Culture List, the second instalment of Tatler’s Asia’s Most Influential series that identifies leaders across Asia in their respective fields making indelible impacts this year. Focusing on the industries of museums, performing arts, literature and cinema, the selections include decorated Hong Kong film director Ann Hui, the Taiwanese choreographer Cheng Tsung-Lung, and mainland Chinese artist Xu Bing.
1. Claire Hsu
Profession: Co-founder and executive director, Asia Art Archive
Location: Hong Kong
Impact statement: The co-founder and head of the world's largest Asian art resource
As the co-founder and executive director of Asia Art Archive, Claire Hsu has spent the past two decades building the world’s largest physical and online archive of materials related to the history and culture of art in Asia. The organisation also hosts talks and initiates numerous educational and cultural events, as well as providing regular residency opportunities for artists. The archive is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary with its first institutional exhibition, at Tai Kwun.