Le Festival Croisements – A Showcase of French culture in China

2014 saw a host of cultural events across China and France including cinema, theatre, dance, music, visual arts, new media and literature. This was all part of the annual Festival Croisements, a major showcase of French and Chinese culture. More info here: Le Festival Croisements – A Showcase of French culture in China Watch on […]

US Prof: China Needs More Western Art (pt1/3)

Professor Donald Stone is an American expert on western art. For 30 years he’s taught here at Peking University, helping to build up what he says may be the only permanent public collection of western art in China. It’s a project close to the professor’s heart as he believes China needs more exposure to classical […]

Culture Shock – is Chinese contemporary art any good?

The Chinese art market is booming. The last five years have seen it grow more than any other in the world, according to a new report from the European Fine Art Foundation. Most of this is driven by sales of fine art and antiques. But contemporary art from China is also attracting interest – from […]

Faking it – the art of Chinese auctions

China’s art market is now the biggest in the world. In 2011 it generated 18 billion dollars. But success has attracted accusations of corruption. So how long can the good times last? . Watch the video on Youku Watch the video on YouTube