China: Artists face crackdown

In We Hate Art and Like Nothing Interesting‘, Supernaut Frances D'Ath blogs on a recent ongoing crackdown on artwork at Beijing's Dashanzi art district:

“An apoplectic, insane hatred born of a class of people whose sole aim in life is promulgating a dictatorship of smallness, meanness, and a spiteful programme to rid the world of colour and life. Whatever freedom artists in China (and elsewhere) have to make the sort of work that would probably see them in prison in some other countries (like Xiaoyu's Ruan), it always exists at the pleasure of knee-jerk morality and whims of the government and other ruling classes.”

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