Culture Shock – is Chinese contemporary art any good?

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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 art lovers and investors.
Contemporary art has often been judged by shock value. Frequently provoking outrage among many sectors of society. So in a country where the cultural sector is closely monitored by the government, how good can this style of art be? Some say even better than in the west…

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