Art in China

Art in China

Contemporary art in China: essays, best artists, best works.

"The secret language of women" is a Anita Wong's art series inspired by "Nushu", a syllabic script created and used exclusively by women in China. Anita Wong is a British-Chinese artist and former art Professor from School of Visual Arts and...
Hong Kong's prominence as an international arts hub akin to that of New York, Paris and London is undeniable as world-class galleries, major fairs and prestigious institutions continue to favour the city. Hong Kong’s flourishing arts scene comes to...
A fisherman is farming the sea in between the bamboo rods constructed for aquaculture off the coast in southern China. Tugo Cheng © Tugo Cheng, China, Shortlisted, Open Competition, Travel, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
The Sony World Photography Awards is the world’s largest photography competition. The aim of the awards is to recognise and reward the best photography in the world. The ninth edition took place in London (22 April - 8 May...
After the snow the West Lake was covered with frost. World is in serenity. All seemed so simple, sounded so quiet, just like the days we were still in mothers' wombs, eager to meet the world. Photographer: Jiaye Li © Jiaye...
These photos document the life of Tajiks living in the Tashkurghan Autonomous County in Xinjiang, China. Life is hard in this cold place on the Pamirs where there are vast stretches of the Gobi Desert. Tajiks have been living...
Left-behind children refer to those whose parent or parents go to work as migrant workers in bigger cities and leave them behind in the care of one parent, grandparent(s) or other elder relatives in rural villages. This has been...
Tibetan nomads face many challenges to their  traditional way of life including political pressures, forced resettlement by China’s government, climate change and rapid modernisation. The Tibetan Plateau, often called “the Roof of the World”, is the world’s highest and largest...
Hubei Tian Qin Company produces macaques for use in research experiments. Strict management of the 700 monkeys in the facility provides standardised research monkeys that can replicate accurate, true effects in the experiments that they are used for. 100,000...
The Eagle Hunting festival, organised by the local hunting community, is part of an effort to promote and grow traditional hunting practices for new generations in the mountainous region of western China that borders Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia. The...
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