Art in China (The People’s Republic of China)
Chinese artists, Chinese art museums and galleries, arts organizations, art in Beijing, Shanghai and Hubei; a guide to websites
See also: Famous Chinese artists, a list
Almost 100 galleries, including artists from China and abroad.
Art history/the history of Chinese art *
ArtLex on Chinese art.
Chronology of Periods in Chinese History
Extensive portal of the Chinese Ministry of Culture, includes: modern art, crafts, archeology, calligraphy, painting, literature, architecture and events.
The Historical Wonders of Sanxingdui
The site of Sanxingdui, located in the city of Guanghan, 40 km from Chengdu, Sichuan Province, is recognized as one of the most important ancient remains in the world for its vast size, lengthy period and enriched cultural contents.
History of Chinese art.
Exhibitions of the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Bilbao. Universes-in-Universe
World Heritage in China
Cities, cultural sites and landscapes of China, included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Artists: portals and directories *
Artists of China
Contemporary Chinese artists. Art Scene China
Chinese artists directory: art shown in art museums. Artcyclopedia
China Art Networks
Century Online China Art Network, a top art network in China.
Classic Chinese Paintings,
from Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming, Qing Dynasties to the 20th Century.
Contemporary Chinese artists.
Visual arts – a systematic directory of annotated links to Chinese artist webpages.
Art Scene China
Contemporary art from China, a gallery with articles, screensavers and Chinese art links.
Art museums *
Beijing art museums and art galleries *
Beijing WenBo info.
Museums, palaces, exhibitions in Beijing.
Buddhism in China
China Art Networks. News, artworks, exhibitions.
China Academy of Art
The China Academy of Art is the most influential academy of fine arts with the most complete range of degree offerings and programs of study in China.
Chinese Art Links
Online galleries of Chinese art, traditional and modern.
Chinese symbols, tattoos, calligraphy,art & crafts.
Chinese character translation, kanji symbol tattoos, Chinese brush calligraphy scrolls & frames, zodiac chop making, dragon seal carvings, lion stamp engraving, custom paper-cuts, Chinese bottle gourd carvings and other crafts.
Confucius (K’ung-fu-tzu or Kongfuzi).
A summary and explanation of terms.
The Record of Rites speeches, full text of The Lun Yu. A multi-lingual site.
The cultural revolution
The Cultural Revolution
Virtual Museum of the Cultural Revolution.
Contemporary Chinese artists *
A database for contemporary Chinese artists.
Bibliography of Contemporary Chinese Art
Including Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Diaspora. Stanford University
Contemporary Chinese art/ Avant-garde Chinese art. ArtSceneChina.
An online gallery of contemporary art from China. Some of China’s most well-established avant-garde, figurative and up-and-coming artists. Online gallery, exhibitions, articles, artist information, Chinese art web links.
Contemporary Chinese art and design.
A systematic directory of annotated links to Chinese artist webpages.
Vitamin Creative Space
Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou,explores an alternative working mode specifically geared to the contemporary Chinese context. In order to operate independently from institutionalized funding. it is active both as an independent art space and as a ‘commercial’ gallery.
Famous Chinese artists *
eChinaArt.com. A China arts portal:
Chinese painting, conceptual arts, watercolour, photography & print, sculpture & ceramic, Chinese calligraphy, Shanghai School Of Art from 1820, New Yunnan School, art institutions.
Galleries and art dealers in China, gallery directories *
Art Scene China
A China-based Chinese art gallery featuring modern & contemporary Chinese art by more than 30 leading contemporary Chinese artists.
Gallery of China, Lancaster, England
An online retailer of traditional Chinese paintings. All paintings are originals by accomplished Chinese artists, recommended by established consultants in Chinese art.
Gallery of China
A selection of original contemporary and traditional Chinese paintings.
Established in Hong Kong as a specialist in major contemporary Chinese art.
Matchbooks Matchcovers & Matchbox Labels
Oriental matchbox labels, featuring Chinese paintings, Chinese calligraphy, oriental beauties, folk arts, Chinese Cultural Revolution, Peking Opera, martial arts, Zodiac animals, Chinese Astrology, Feng Shui and more.
Museums of Chinese art *
A leading magazine for connoisseurs and collectors of Asian art.
A directory of porcelain painting and painters in China and around the world.
Museums in ShanghaiDuolun Museum of Modern Art
A collection of contemporary art from China and other countries.
Liu Hai Su Art Museum
Works of Liu Hai Su, co-founder of China New Art Movement; his collection of ancient and modern art.
Museum of Contemporary Art. Non-profit, independent institution, funded by the Samuel Kung Foundation. Chinese and international contemporary art.
A large museum of ancient Chinese art (120,000 pieces).
Zendai Museum of Modern Art
Galleries in Shanghai
Art Labor Gallery
Aat labor is a contemporary gallery, with an area of galleries, called the Central Galleries, located in the former French Concession neighbourhood.
Art Scene China
Deals with works by contemporary artists from throughout China, presented in the gallery and on the website.
Art Scene Warehouse
Gallery for contemporary art from China, in a 1800 square metre space located in the Suzhou Creek area of Shanghai.
Showcasing established and emerging contemporary artists, Art+Shanghai has its pulse on the sprawling Chinese contemporary art scene.
Contemporary art gallery representing a group of young artists: paintings, prints, photographs, videos and installations.
Creek Art Center
Cultural center with a contemporary art gallery.
With an exclusive focus on mainland Chinese artists producing the highest quality of contemporary & avant-garde art, front line contemporary connects the discerning collector in Shanghai and abroad with China’s top artists.
As one of the first galleries in Shanghai dedicated to exhibiting contemporary and fine art photography, m97’s goal is to exhibit the most interesting and innovative photography work in China, across all genres of the medium.
The basis and focus for art and culture-related events at 1918 ArtSPACE is the work of Chinese contemporary artists, while at the same time looking to embrace the international art world, by uniting the best work of Chinese and foreign artists to engage in a creative dialogue and exchange art and culture.
Contemporary Asian art.
An early gallery for contemporary art in Shanghai. The website includes extensive information on Chinese art.
Contemporary Chinese art, focused on middle-aged and young artists.
Photographs and paintings of old Shanghai by Sapajou.
Tales of Old China
Internationally acclaimed Chinese artists, as well as new and up and coming young artists from Shanghai and all over China.
A magical millennial tour of China and Chinese history.
The terracotta army *
Hubei Institute of Fine Arts
Hubei Insitute of Fine Arts is regarded as one of the best academies of fine arts in China. As one of China’s three oldest art colleges, it is also one of the cradles of higher education of fine arts in modern China.