To what extent does China seek to use contemporary art to project soft power?
From the Chinese Contemporary Art Series
By Zhaoyirou Li
While China is expanding its external influence in foreign affairs building up its international image, an internal influence that is constantly emphasised in cultural strength is becoming more and more centralised. It would take an ever expanding discourse to truly understand Chinese contemporary art within its constantly shifting international context. But it is nevertheless an interesting exercise to consider the following question: To what extent does China seek to use contemporary art to project soft power?