Tag Archives: China

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Features

Shanghai’s Tricky Museum Transformation

The city’s five-year plan to become China’s cultural capital is fueling massive development in both public and privately owned museums. But can Shanghai provide the trained staff—and the art—to fill these new institutions? Read More

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News

China’s Growing Auction Giant

The Poly Group, a $40 billion state-owned enterprise, oversees activities ranging from arms dealing to an auction house that is the first in China to offer private sales and is rapidly promoting itself as a global brand Read More

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Looking at Art

Turning Over a New Leaf

When the Ming succumbed to the Qing, many rebel scholar-artist-officials became landscape painters who forged new, singular styles Read More

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Profiles

Crossing the Line in China

As Ai Weiwei continues to openly criticize Communist party policy, his international profile is rising—but so is government response. Read More

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Features

Removing the Veil

Nudity in contemporary art is tolerated increasingly in countries where it wasn’t in the past. Read More

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Features

Making 1,200 Museums Bloom

China, where the term “curator” did not exist ten years ago, is in the midst of a museum boom. But its fledgling institutions face many challenges—not least establishing an infrastructure for cultural activities, raising funds, battling bureaucracy, and challenging censorship. Read More