Exhibiting Experimental Art in China

Although popular with foreign audiences, Chinese experimental art is still struggling for acceptance at home. As a form of art that seeks to position itself apart from official and academic art, experimental art has faced strict government censorship. ...

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Although popular with foreign audiences, Chinese experimental art is still struggling for acceptance at home. As a form of art that seeks to position itself apart from official and academic art, experimental art has faced strict government censorship. In order to better understand how today's experimental art can be exhibited publicly, University of Chicago art history professor Wu Hung takes a look at the history of experimental art exhibitions in China since the late 1970s. He concludes that the 'experimental' exhibition serves as a complex social and artistic phenomenon, furthering the intense negotiation between the art it showcases and society at large. Copyright 2000 The University of Chicago.

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Recorded:
March 1, 2006
Published: March 1, 2006
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