China

Cancel culture with Chinese characteristics hits Dior photographer

Luxury fashion house withdraws image from exhibition after online campaign accuses artist of reinforcing stereotypes

Business as usual for European museums operating in China, despite genocide ruling

A London panel has assembled the largest cache of evidence on the concentration camps in Xinjiang, but museums will not say if they have examined it

Zeng Fanzhi painting once owned by the 'disappeared' Chinese entrepreneur Whitney Duan sells for $5.2m in Beijing

Prayer was one of five paintings by the Chinese artist “entrusted by an important institution” to the state-owned Poly Auction

Whitney Duan was one of China's richest women, until she vanished in 2017. Now the Zeng Fanzhi painting she once owned is being auctioned in Beijing

The real-estate tycoon, a key patron of Zeng, has not been seen since she was "disappeared"—the painting, Prayer, is now described by Poly auctions as "entrusted by an important institution"

How China's museums are cosying up to commercial galleries for big-ticket exhibitions

Dealers are eagerly filling curatorial gaps in new museums with shows for their artists, but does the market hold too much sway?

China’s treatment of Uyghurs may amount to genocide, museum report concludes

The Holocaust Memorial Museum’s report is a rare, unequivocal indictment of Chinese government practices from the cultural sector

Rising censorship and conservatism dampen mood at Shanghai's art fairs, but China still has 'economic firepower'

The city's two flagship fairs, Art021 and the West Bund Art & Design Fair, saw a rise in budding collectors interested in younger and more diverse artists

Review: Hong Kong's highly anticipated M+ museum opens—but can it withstand political pressure?

This world-class institution is a magnificent achievement, but it faces a profoundly different political environment today from its inception 25 years ago

Beijing v Brescia: Italian city fights Chinese demands to censor exhibition of dissident artist

Chinese political cartoonist Badiucao has been accused of "spreading anti-Chinese lies" in his works

Chinese heritage sites see boost from local tourists as pandemic closes borders

The travel restrictions—and political encouragement—have driven increasing domestic demand for cultural travel experiences in China, prompting concerns over preservation

Art marketanalysis

Young, monied and keen to gamble on art: the super power of Asian collectors

Asian buyers are now the biggest spenders at international auctions and these digitally-native collectors are happy to splurge online

Should the art world boycott China over its treatment of Uyghur people?

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Ancient Chinese sites hit by flash floods this summer

Deadly rains in central Henan province threatened key Unesco World Heritage sites and hundreds of national relics. Experts warn the disaster may be a taste of future trouble

UCCA Center for Contemporary Art sets sights on Chengdu and a side hustle in a Beijing shopping mall

Beijing museum unveils plans for fourth location in "one of the most exciting cities in China" and new co-branded U2 exhibition space

‘It’s too dangerous to stay’: Hong Kong artist Kacey Wong leaves for Taiwan as Chinese government curbs artistic and editorial autonomy

Wong’s name appeared in a state-run newspaper article which he considered a “wanted list” for Beijing

Damien Hirst laid off 63 people last autumn while claiming £15m in government Covid-19 loans

Job cuts came after major retrospective in Beijing was cancelled due to the pandemic

Anny Shaw. with additional reporting by José da Silva

By Art Matters—Hangzhou's new contemporary art museum—announces inaugural programme

Curator Francesco Bonami leads long-awaited Chinese kunsthalle with a Theaster Gates-designed concept store and artist residency

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