Chinese contemporary art  

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Contemporary Chinese art (中国当代艺术, Zhongguo Dangdai Yishu) often referred to as Chinese avant-garde art, continued to develop since the 1980s as an outgrowth of modern art developments post-Cultural Revolution.

Contemporary Chinese art fully incorporates painting, film, video, photography, and performance. Until recently, art exhibitions deemed controversial have been routinely shut down by police, and performance artists in particular faced the threat of arrest in the early 1990s. More recently there has been greater tolerance by the Chinese government, though many internationally acclaimed artists are still restricted from media exposure at home or have exhibitions ordered closed. Leading contemporary visual artists include Ai Weiwei, Cai Guoqiang, Fang Lijun, Fu Wenjun, Huang Yan, Huang Yong Ping, Han Yajuan, Kong Bai Ji, Lu Shengzhong, Ma Liuming, Qiu Shihua, Song Dong, Li Wei, Christine Wang, Wang Guangyi, Wenda Gu, Xu Bing, Yang Zhichao, Zhan Wang, Zheng Lianjie, Zhang Dali, Zhang Xiaogang, Zhang Huan, Zhou Chunya, Zhu Yu, Ma Kelu, Ding Fang,Shang Yang and Guo Jian.

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