The censorship in contemporary Chinese art

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar


Chinese contemporary art has received much attention in the global art arena in the past three decades. Following China’s rise on the world stage since the economic liberation of Deng Xiaoping era, its economic power allowed cultural forces to enter the international art market and exhibition. On the other hand, contemporary Chinese art still mostly reflects political shifts, and today PRC is one of the countries that impose censorship to the artistic and cultural products created by individuals. From the Queer to surveillance camera, the talk will investigate the areas that trigged censorship and how Chinese artists respond to such suppression especially since the tightening of political control in recent years.
Period11 Feb 2023
Event typeOther