Branding Songzhuang

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Friday, August 08, 2008

Some years back, a group of artists were hounded out of Beijing by authorities. Some went to Songzhuang village, a farming town an hour away. Now, that village is a boomtown –- based on the market for contemporary Chinese art. Communist officials drink beer with bohemians. Will the rising tide raise all the artists’ boats –- or capsize them? Jocelyn Ford goes to Songzhuang to find out. 

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