Hong Kong protesters are remixing the Christmas card tradition under the #freehkxmascard hashtag and decorating cards with memes and slogans from the ongoing movement.
A Look Inside Centre Pompidou’s Recent Partnership With Shanghai’s West Bund Museum
With this collaboration, the French have a foothold in Shanghai and should focus less on disseminating “expertise” and more on opportunities to learn.
Chinese Authorities Cancel Exhibition, Signifying Increased Censorship of Political Art
A month ahead of its opening in Beijing, an exhibition by Chinese-American artist Hung Liu was canceled after local authorities objected to some of the works and refused to issue import permits for others.
In Shanghai, Carving Out a Space for Critiques of Consumerism
At the TANK Art Festival, the line between art and product became ambiguous, though it was probably artificial to begin with.
KAWS Artwork of Chairman Mao Triggers Massive Outcry in China
After former KAWS fans burned their merch, the artwork, which was slated to go to auction at Sotheby’s Hong Kong on October 7, was taken down from the auction house’s website.
Traveling to China, Finding the Core of Art
If there is a folly to what Zhang Wei has done, there is also a defiance of the commercial aspect of the art world.
Signs of Chinese Animation’s Resurgence
This romantic fantasy shows that while Chinese animation still has a long way to go, it is continuing to make progress after decades of lagging behind in relevance.
When a Chinese Company Resurrected a Shuttered American Auto Factory
American Factory, the first film from the Obamas’ production company Higher Ground, is a riveting inquiry into globalization.
A Disturbing Reckoning With China’s One-Child Policy
Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang’s new documentary One Child Nation unpacks the history and brutal effects of a policy that dominated a population.
Why Is Beijing’s Arts Community Struggling to Stay Afloat?
Galleries are exiting the market and studios are being demolished in what the government is referring to as their actions against organized crime.
The Empresses of China’s Forbidden City Get a Splendorous Look
Within their historical context in an exhibition at Freer | Sackler, the empresses of China’s Qing Dynasty succeeded in making meaningful lives for themselves, and that is something to celebrate and admire.
The Material Legacy of Matrilineal Power in China’s Qing Dynasty
Many of the objects in Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644-1912 at Freer | Sackler have not previously been available for research, have never traveled outside of China, and might not be likely to reemerge again.