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Beijing Competes with New York for Art Glory
— By BENJAMIN WALKER
The international spotlight that is now trained on Beijing may dim when the Olympics end, but not by much. Beijing is now one of the most important cities in the world, especially the art world.
Last week New York’s prestigious Pace Wildenstein gallery opened Pace-Beijing in the trendy 798 district. For the piece below I speak with the Chinese artists Xu Bing , who recently moved back to Beijing after 16 years in New York City, and O Zhang, who is set on staying put here in Williamsburg, about Beijing’s contest with New York over art market glory.
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O Zhang has photos from some of the work we discuss in the piece including the photo we had to censor for Radio (link)