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Clash of Chinese Art at the Venice Biennale

This year at the biannual Italian art festival, the Venice Biennale, the audience will see the clash between two faces of contemporary Chinese art: one approved and sponsored by Chinese government and the other led by the famous...

Venice Film Festival Credits Taiwanese Film to China

The Venice Film Festival’s classification of a Taiwanese film as a joint production with China has met with indignant opposition from the filmmakers, with backing from authorities in Taipei. From The Guardian: A protest...

Ai Weiwei at the Venice Biennale

Journalist Jon Wiener writes on China Beat about the lack of any real official attention to imprisoned artist Ai Weiwei at the Venice Biennale, the summer’s largest global art event. The most obvious mention of Ai was an...

Carol Vogel: Feng Shui in Venice? China Lands at Biennale

From the New York Times: This week Mr. Cai has taken on a new challenge. He is the curator of the Biennale’s first official Chinese pavilion, sponsored in large part by the Chinese government. It is one of some 30 national pavilions in the Biennale, which opens to the public on June 12 and runs […]

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