Monday, June 11, 2012
Is China Looking to Conquer the Art World, Too?
Ask a gaggle of economists which country has the world’s fastest growing economy and they’ll most likely say China. At the very least, most Americans see China as the world’s leading economic power, if you believe the polls. A clear sign that China sees itself as a global economic power might be that the Communist country is looking more and more cosmopolitan when it comes to culture, specifically the visual arts. According to a recent report in The New York Times, Chinese museums are finally “open to the world.” That openness marks not necessarily a search for cultural freedom, but rather a reaching for cultural dominance to match their dominance in the economic sphere. Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "Is China Looking to Conquer the Art World, Too?"