Chinese Contemporary Art and Social Change

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Chinese Contemporary Art and Social Change

中国当代艺术与社会变革

The Chinese contemporary art history is only 30 years, but it has gone through almost all the genres of western art history.Like the Chinese economy, it changes and grows so fast, especially during 2003 to 2008, that it attracted the global attention.The latest 5 years, the whole environment of Chinese contemporary art has been changing, the new trend has emerged.This article will explain the change of Chinese contemporary art in the recent 5 years from politics, economy, public engagement, artist career prospect of view.
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The government call it culture industry, it gives permission to low interest loans to culture companies, special ex/import policies for trade for art works. For example, the City Bank of Beijing has a small loan for small size cultural industry, which is 1,000,000 RMB( about 200,000 USD)loan with no interests to qualified cultural companies.

尽管仍然存在政府腐败和人权等问题,中国的政治环境于过去的30年相比较更加民主。普通大众忙于致富无暇顾及政治状况。在1989年之后,政府为人们打开了经济发展的大门,任何阻挡经济发展的障碍会被立即清除,这当然包含对艺术生意的支持,正如我们所见,盈利性的组织在中国快速增长,例如拍卖行,画廊和艺术博览会。政府将之成为文化产业,并给予大力的扶持,例如免息贷款,特殊的进出口政策等。在北京,北京银行最早出台的中小企业贷款向合格的企业发放一百万人民币(大约相当于20万美金)的无息贷款。

Furthermore, China 's economy is going slower than before, the government realized it and also saw that culture industry benefit the economy in the western world, so the new policy "soft power" came out. With this new policy, Non for profit art organizations got or will get huge fund from the government. the museum movement in China began. In the next five years, museums, concert hall, art schools on the province and second large city level will raise. We now still can see a lot of small city 's museums and culture heritages in a poor condition, these situation will change, and the tourism council will follow, culture will become a huge business in China.

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