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Current State Of Chinese Art

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China currently has several art systems that include: 1) painting academies, 2) military art creation teams, 3) the China Artists Association, 4) art institutes, 5) independent professional artists, and 6) amateurs. This chapter describes each system. Accompanying different creation groups are different art creation concepts that sometimes stand in sharp opposition to each other. As a result of the developing process of Chinese art in the recent thirty years, they form the staggered and interactive system in which one is down when another is up. They can be classified as concepts that are orthodox and pioneering, traditional and contemporary, local and international, male and female, academic and non-academic, governmental and non-governmental, conservative and revolutionary, backward and progressive, and so on. Art exhibitions constitute an important part in the ecological chain of Chinese contemporary art. The chapter concludes with a discussion on art media and the issues concerned by art.

Keywords: art creation concepts; art exhibitions; art media; China Artists Association; Chinese art; painting academies



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