Drawing the line – Guardian Unlimited
From Guardian Unlimited (link):
There is an intriguing battle between the forces of commerce and politics in the Chinese art world, and Dashanzi is slap-bang in the middle.
Artists, curators and gallery owners generally hate talking about such worldly matters, but they are often caught between communism and capitalism, the authorities and the market, the pressure to obey and the pressure to sell. In a microcosm of Chinese society as a whole, the frontline between the two is constantly moving – creating confusion among censors and curators alike.