Shanghai At Art's Cutting Edge

This column will examine the contemporary art scene in Shanghai over the past three decades, giving an insight into its development via interviews with the country’s top artists, curators and collectors. The column will be divided into 5-year periods looking at various aspects such as the background of China’s contemporary art, the M50 art hub, the beginning of biennales and international art fairs in Shanghai, and the emergence of private museums at the West Bund. The series begins with the contemporary art scene in Shanghai from 1995 to 2000.
This column will examine the contemporary art scene in Shanghai over the past three decades, giving an insight into its development via interviews with the country’s top artists, curators and collectors. The column will be divided into 5-year periods looking at various aspects such as the background of China’s contemporary art, the M50 art hub, the beginning of biennales and international art fairs in Shanghai, and the emergence of private museums at the West Bund. The series begins with the contemporary art scene in Shanghai from 1995 to 2000.
Zhang makes the case for female curators - Art & Culture in China
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Zhang makes the case for female curators

Female curators are not often found in the art community, but Zhang Bing has always tried to push herself and the artists she chooses to the public.
Art Fairs Paint New Picture (2005-2010) - Art & Culture in China
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Art Fairs Paint New Picture (2005-2010)

From 2005 to 2010, ShContemporary was undoubtedly the most important event on the city's art calendar.
Jiang proud to have been part of ShContemporary - Art & Culture in China
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Jiang proud to have been part of ShContemporary

JASMINE Jiang of Bolognafiere Exhibition Co Ltd witnessed the huge success of ShContemporary and its decline in later years. 
Breaking down barriers with his Panda - Art & Culture in China
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Breaking down barriers with his Panda

THOUGH his name may not be high on the list of China's contemporary art, Zhao Bandi is always mentioned in any discussion of its history.
A milestone for contemporary art - Art & Culture in China
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A milestone for contemporary art

Zhang Qing was a curator when the word still had negative connotations. His Shanghai Biennale changed all that. 
The man who made M50 hub - Art & Culture in China
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The man who made M50 hub

Xiao Jin, or Director Jin, used to be the soul of M50. As its founder, Jin Weidong entered the local fabric factory in 1985. 
Two sides to artist Pu - Art & Culture in China
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Two sides to artist Pu

For artist Pu Jie, the "Dual Visual Angle" is a partial overlapping of past and present, East and West, A and B.
Where contemporary art entered the mainstream (2000-2005) - Art & Culture in China
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Where contemporary art entered the mainstream (2000-2005)

From 2000 to 2005, the Shanghai Biennale and M50 were undoubtedly two indelible names in China's contemporary art.
Opening up to the art of the new (2000-2005) - Art & Culture in China
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Opening up to the art of the new (2000-2005)

This column examines the contemporary art scene in Shanghai over the past three decades. This week we focus on the time from 2000 to 2005.
Barbecue collage artist Xue Song dares to try - Art & Culture in China
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"Barbecue collage" artist Xue Song dares to try

In the early 1990s, experimental artist Xue Song would never have thought his day would come. At that time, most Chinese people's tastes stopped at realism or impressionism. 
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