China sales slump, USA back on top in global art market


Chinese spending on art shrank by almost a quarter in 2012, signalling an end to the two year growth spurt that took China to the top of the global art market.

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5 Chinese social networks the art trade needs to watch – Mashable


Promotion on social media is overtaking traditional advertising methods in China, too. Art Radar showcases the latest developments in Chinese social media that may help the art trade.

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The (potential) politics of art: China’s soft power push


The New York Times ran an article in June 2012 on Chinese museums and their recent push to host exhibitions of international artwork. We take a closer look at China’s soft power push.

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Foreign-owned Beijing 798 gallery expands into creative entrepreneur incubator – WSJ Scene Asia


David Ben Kay’s Yuanfen Flow started out as a house, became a new media art gallery and is now a creative business incubator. Read on to find out more about this unique Beijing space.

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Surreal Zhang Xiao photographs document changing Chinese coastline – picture feast


“Coastline”, the award-winning photography series by Chinese emerging artist Zhang Xiao, examines the rapid changes occurring in the coastal cities of China.

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Dafen Art Village, part II: Original art struggles in Shenzhen copy town – artist interview


In the second part of our series on Dafen Art Village, we speak to Wang Zeng Chun to find out what it’s like for an original artist in an art district dedicated to copy-art.

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Dafen Art Village, part I: From copy to creative in Shenzhen?


In this first post in a two-part series reporting on the contemporary art scene in southern China, Art Radar takes a look at the art copy village of Dafen.

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