The New Face of Censorship: State Control of the Visual Arts in Shanghai, 2008–2011
Author: Catching, Rebecca
Source: Journal of Visual Art Practice, Volume 11, Numbers 2-3, 14 September 2012 , pp. 231-249(19)
Abstract:This essay examines the factors that influence censorship of the visual arts within the PRC including the backgrounds of institutions/curators/artists, locations of exhibitions, dates of exhibitions in the ‘communist calendar’, media attention and political or sexual content of artworks. The article draws mainly on events in Shanghai during 2008–2011. It seeks to explain in detail the workings of the surveillance apparatus surrounding the showing of contemporary art in Shanghai and explores several strategies that have been employed to deal with censorship issues by curators and artists.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: OV Gallery, Shanghai
Publication date: 14 September 2012
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