Curators’ responsibilities in spotlight as Chinese audiences feel ‘let down’

A group of Chinese students have raised concerns over the curatorial approach of a show depicting some of the country's most vulnerable citizens.

Viewers of Perth Festival exhibition Beijing Realism at Goolugatup Heathcote (closing Sunday 26 March), which presents the work of contemporary Chinese and Chinese Australian artists, have raised concerns that the show has fallen short in its curatorial responsibilities to audiences.

The show presents itself as exposing some of the little-seen undersides of contemporary Chinese society, aiming to expose certain hushed-up realities around labour and poverty issues in China in an uncensored way.

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