China

Bernardo Bertolucci, The Last Emperor, 1987, film still. Courtesy: Visual Icon

The power of visibility: on postcolonial seeing and being seen

By Rey Chow

Shows featuring counterfeit work by the Japanese artist Kusama and her compatriot Takashi Murakami, have appeared in at least six Chinese cities

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Why did Beijing’s M WOODS museum recently mount two simultaneous exhibitions focusing on the ancient Buddhist site of Kizil, Xinjiang Province?

By Colin Siyuan Chinnery

How Hangzhou – home to the China National Silk Museum and Alibaba – is becoming synonymous with China’s desire to re-lux its image

By Amber Butchart

The Beijing-based artist’s films draw on the emotional strategies of pop culture to explore identity and belonging in a hyper-mediatized world

By Alvin Li

The dissident artist has posted a series of videos on Instagram documenting diggers demolishing his studio in the Songzhuang district

A number of galleries have recently been marked for demolition, and a number more fear for their long-term survival

By Tom Mouna

Three leading artists explore the complex notion of a multi-ethnic national identity in post-globalization China

By Colin Chinnery

What to read this weekend: secrets of the magic lantern, ‘Soul of a Nation’ in Arkansas, and China’s bleak democratic prospects

'Frontier' at OCAT, Shanghai traces contemporary Chinese art's geopolitical concerns and the new complexities of living in a cosmopolitan world

By Alvin Li

Two controversial events suggest a precarious relationship between China’s culture industry and the state’s soft power project

By Alvin Li