Create a journal entry: Engaging with art
Looking at China through Art
In a country with limited freedom of speech like China, art is a good way to understand better it's society. Imagine what being broadcasted on TV and what being published on newspaper Or even on internet are censored by the government. TV Channels and publishers are state owned, information received by the public are very much controlled by the government. Local people, no matter famous or not, they could express their mind and situation through artworks. Artworks become a good way for people to express what is happening in the society. This in fact applies every where, not just in China. If you look through the background of the artist, you can gain a lot from a piece of art.