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Is China’s booming art market meeting a political demise?

The rush was big: More than 400 galleries had applied to participate in the Shanghai art fair Art021. Only about a quarter of applicants were accepted, as David Chau, one of the co-founders of the art fair launched in 2012, explains. Art021 focuses on contemporary art. Foreign exhibitors, some of whom were unable to attend in person due to China’s strict travel regulations, were represented by their Chinese offshoots.

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