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Art spaces in China have evolved the hard way, through a long process of selection and replacement. We look at some of the places and people who have made this happen.
LEAP chats with some of the key protagonists of the alternative space formation around greater China, including IT Park’s Chen Hui-Chiao, Borges Libreria’s Chen Tong, Para/Site’s Leung Chi Wo, BizArt’s Davide Quadrio, and CAAW’s Ai Weiwei.
In the last several years, a new crop of alternative spaces (and with them, alternative practices) has sprouted up alongside the commercial mainstream of the Chinese art world. What are they reacting to, and what sorts of possibilities do they offer?
In the changing cities of China, institutional improvisation abounds. LEAP looks at six spaces–Arrow Factory, ChART Contemporary, HomeShop, Observation Society, Donkey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Taipei Contemporary Arts Center–that take the pulse of the current moment.
A linked-out guide to the most important alternative spaces in Greater China today.