China Economy reported on a research and study forum on contemporary art that was held in Wuhan city in Hubei Province on October 17. During the forum, an art expert in attendance there said that 3,000 art exhibits had been held in China in 2013. However, very few of those displayed high quality art works or could be used for research purposes. The art works lacked depth or creativity. There was also shortage of artists and art works that could truly represent China or its culture, or which had any ethnic significance.
Source: China Economy, October 18, 2014