For a while, it seemed the days of exhibitions being shut down in Shanghai were long gone. Since Shanghaiist moved to the city four years ago, we had not witnessed any major crackdowns, although there have been a few minor incidents here and there. The cultural scene in the city took a step back, however, on Saturday when a massive exhibition at the new Creative Garden on Longhua Lu was shut down by the authorities. - Shanghaist
'Pornographic' art exhibition closed. By Bill Savadove. May 25, 2006.
Shanghai officials have shut down an exhibition by nearly 40 Chinese artists for showing "pornographic" images and other works considered offensive, the second time an art show has fallen foul of city authorities in seven months.
Cultural authorities closed "Solo Exhibition" after just one hour on Saturday night by shutting off power at the venue, in part because of photographs of naked women displayed by artist Zhang Ding, organisers said yesterday.
"From the artists' point of view, these are good works, but cultural inspectors didn't like them," said an official from the privately run Zendai Museum, which served as curator of the exhibition.
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