Asia-Europe Cultural Highlights, from 1st November to 1st December, 2001 in China was set within the 3rd Shanghai International Arts Festival. Asia-Europe Cultural Highlights comprised Asian programmes, European programmes and Asia-Europe joint-programmes, aimed at showcasing visual and performing arts from Asia and Europe. Artists, producers, event organisers and scholars benefited from this event by having real international exposure through the various arts performances and exhibitions. In addition, they had the opportunity to exchange insights and ideas while developing their initiatives through the art workshops and forum. A forum on `How to enhance arts exchange between young artists from Europe and Asia’ was organised as part of the Asia-Europe Young Artists’ Painting Exhibition. The moderator was Corinne de Menonville, a curator from France.
Co-organised with the Centre for Shanghai International Arts Festival and Shanghai New Focus Art and Culture Co., Ltd., the event saw young artistic talents from 20 ASEM countries across Asia and Europe gather to interact freely.