Arts news round up

State media warn artists face a tough time in the financial crisis here.

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Xinhua waxes on about a show at NAMOC in Beijing of young artists. For those in Shanghai, Weihai Road 696 is currently hosting a similar show for postgraduate candidates, on the third floor of the main building.

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Weihai Road 696 was on TV last night, a feature on creative zones being closed down and what a pity it is, etc…(sigh). Perhaps the noise generated will help, but don’t count on it.
Red House featured looking smug with their new Baoshan development which has a ‘10% occupancy’
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Reports indicate China West, concert promoter, is closed. Does this mean Green Day, Bob Dylan and Oasis aren’t coming in 2009, as reported in vogue China? Darn…

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The story of a US CGI guy’s move to Shanghai

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A great blog can be found here on Chinese 1930’s Shanghai style furniture

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