How can the CCAA be understood as a research tool?
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The CCAA is like a “pool of works” that got bigger and bigger over time. At the beginning of the CCAA, so we learned, there were no exhibitions, no galleries, no institutions, no catalogues, no publications, no critical reviews, no collectors in China. So, the “pool of works”, i.e. the artists’ portfolios handed in to be juried, were the only source of information allowing to getting some insight into the art of Chinese artists, their background, their motivation, the social and political context etc. With this pool growing, more and more research material was available, which I think is also important to get reliable answers to research questions.