How Artists Cope With Chinese Censorship

Digital restrictions are the backdrop to the work of all Chinese artists, and for some, the so-called Great Firewall — the online surveillance structure that blocks data from foreign countries — provides both subject and medium. “The Chinese internet is such a unique and rich material, I am often inspired by it,” says the New York- and Shanghai-based artist Miao Ying. “For anyone who resides in China, you will be shaped by it, not just because of the firewall. China has its own internet environment and it is developing more rapidly than anywhere else.”

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