China

Museumsanalysis

Why are top jobs in Chinese museums going to white men?

Local professionals continue to be overlooked for highly paid leading roles

OCAT Shanghai closes after public outcry over Uglier and Uglier video that ranks women's attractiveness

The work by Song Ta consists of eight hours of secretly shot footage of 5,000 college women

Chinanews

Uyghur tribunal reveals horrific abuses inside Xinjiang detention camps

Museums who partner with China need to know about the violence, says panel investigating alleged crimes against humanity

New Shenzhen DnA event this autumn aims to fill southern China's dearth of contemporary art fairs

New art and design fair in the Chinese boom town of Shenzhen launched by organisers of Art021 in Shanghai and JingArt in Beijing

Uyghurnews

China's destruction of Uyghur cultural property evidence of 'genocidal intent', UK MPs declare

Members of Parliament send warning to China ahead of motion to acknowledge human rights abuses against minorities in Xinjiang region

UCCA Edge: Shanghai outpost of Beijing museum opens to China's 'most engaged and active' contemporary art audience

Opening exhibition looks back at the global emergence of the Chinese art world at the 2000 Shanghai Biennale

Art marketanalysis

Busy Gallery Weekend Beijing brings city's art scene back to life

This year's event, delayed from March, included 30 galleries and museums across the city

Executed Chinese prisoners likely used in UK exhibition

Cadavers on display in 'Real Bodies' show were provided by Dalian-based firm known to have acquired corpses from police

Chinaanalysis

'A win for internationalism': what a Biden presidency will mean for the Chinese art world

Donald Trump's trade war and 'cold war mentality' led to uncertainty and a fractured relationship

Cai Guo-Qiang returns to China with a (virtual) bang in major new show at Beijing's Forbidden City Palace Museum

The Chinese artist has gone back to the mainland after a long stint in the US—but publicity for his retrospective appears muted

Chinanews

Consulates provide new safe haven for political art in China

Artists tackling contentious issues have found an unlikely home in the form of foreign diplomatic services such as the Goethe-Institut and consular residences

Art fairsanalysis

'Dealers are smiling under their masks': Shanghai art week pulls in art-starved collectors

More than 100 art exhibitions and events have taken place in the Chinese city this week and galleries are reporting strong sales

Where art fairs still happen: the Shanghai buzz

Plus, Chila Kumari Singh Burman and the art work that inspired that Biden-Harris video

Hosted by Ben Luke and Margaret Carrigan. with guest speakers Lisa Movius and Louisa Buck. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

All eyes on Shanghai as city hosts multiple fairs despite first coronavirus case in months

New Art Tower will be hub of a busy art week alongside Art021 and West Bund Art & Design Fair

Chinanews

Uyghur civilisation in China continues to be erased as part of chilling mission

Australian think tank data reveals that two-thirds of the region’s mosques have been either destroyed or damaged

Chinese interference derails Genghis Khan exhibition in France

Beijing authorities attempted to censor show's narrative amid a hardening of Chinese Communist Party's stance towards Mongol minority

Art marketanalysis

The fairs are back in town: greater China reopens for business

Art021, West Bund Art & Design Fair and Art Taipei among fairs due to open in the region this autumn despite travel restrictions, shipping woes and Covid-19 fears

Ai Weiweiinterview

Ai Weiwei: If you do not question Chinese power, you are complicit with it—that goes for art organisations too

Dissident artist says that European museums in China are betraying their own values

Museums grapple with ethics of China projects

Institutions including the Tate, V&A and Pompidou are forging partnerships with the country despite terrible human rights abuses

European museums defend their partnerships in China

As China faces growing criticism over its detention of Uyghers and crackdown in Hong Kong, Tate, V&A and the Pompidou explain why it is important to continue working in the country

Statements from Tate, V&A and Centre Centre Pompidou
Chinacomment

'We cannot build a truly globalised art world without China'

Artistic exchange has been vital to the mutual understanding between China and the West, says Karen Smith, the director of OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal, Xi’an, China

Undeterred by pandemic and political tumult, Western galleries expand to Greater China

The New York dealer Edward Ressle opens a space in Shanghai, in the footsteps of the UK's Flowers Gallery and France's Villepin ventures in Hong Kong

LGBTQnews

Shanghai Pride announces suspension of operations shortly after opening exhibition

Move comes amidst increased official scrutiny of civil society in China

Art marketanalysis

In the first partnership of its kind, Phillips and Poly Auction set their sights on Hong Kong

Mutually beneficial collaborations between Western and Chinese auction houses are on the rise

Chinanews

National Museum of China exhibition commemorates country's fight against Covid-19

Open-submission show of professional and amateur art celebrates medical workers with propaganda posters and Socialist Realist statues

Artist Chen Weiming to create a monument to Hong Kong protests in California's Mojave Desert

As US levies toughest sanction yet on China for its destruction of Hong Kong’s relatively free political system, Weiming says he wants to pay tribute to the "people's fight for freedom"

Hong Kong: has the new law 'destroyed' the art scene?

Plus, art historian Alyce Mahon on Leonor Fini’s illustrations. Produced in association with Christie's

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson
Hong Konganalysis

Some artists planning to leave Hong Kong in response to new national security law

Concerns over freedom of expression and self-censorship on the rise after introduction of new rules

In memoriam: Chinese dissident photojournalist Li Zhensheng, chronicler of China's Cultural Revolution

Li, who died aged 79, spent his life “striving to bear witness and document history”

Beijing gallery to open near Old Street putting unsung Chinese artists on the London map

Tabula Rasa, which was founded in the 798 art district in 2015, hopes to open in the UK capital this autumn