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Beijing

BY FENG BOYI

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Aerial view of Beijing. Courtesy kleberly.com


Beijing's art ecosystem is filled with turmoil and distortion, yet it pulses with complexity and life. If Chinese avant-garde art from previous decades attracted attention and garnered acclaim through its exposure and criticism of oppressive politics or restrictive ideologies, then the current art is challenged with breaking through the shackles of market forces and monetary gain. When the contemporary art market—auction records, art-fair sales and permanent collections of private institutions—starts dictating artists' objectives, and when all of their efforts go toward cultivating social networks and relationships
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