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Little Movements

Volume 9, Number 5, September/October 2010
by Carol Yinghua Lu

Article Description

Carol Yinghua Lu describes several cases of recent off-site art practices in China as a way of escaping from the state of “art merely as a deal.” Art, which was once an extremely personal affair, has today become an industry. There is a growing awareness of and frustration with this phenomenon, and some artists share a desire to be self-produced, self-organized, self-published, and independent of the dominant system in order to realize alternatives to the industrialization of art.

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