Art Test Fever: Art School and Evaluation Regimes in China

Lily Chumley, Assistant Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University
| CSCC conference room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Over the course of the 1990s and early 2000s, the Chinese art and design secondary education system expanded dramatically, along with the private test-prep schools that prepared students for standardized examinations in realist drawing and painting. Focusing on the social, political, economic and aesthetic aspects of "art test fever", this talk will present key findings from the 2016 book Creativity Class: Art School and Culture Work in Postsocialist China.