From Guardian Unlimited (link):
Blogging for this year’s Dashanzi festival has made me appreciate this more strongly than ever. So, as a final post, a few self-critical thoughts inspired by two of the less celebrated exhibitions: Removing the Ladder at Platform China and Satirist and Catcher at Anni Studio.
…It is a kind of freedom, a very intimate and sometimes confusing one. That personal freedom is something else the foreign media – this reporter included – underplay in contrast to our coverage of China’s political restrictions, particularly censorship. We tend to see life in political and moral black and whites, while many artists experience it in gloomy shades of grey or hilarious colour.