798 Art District
Jiuxianquiao Road, Beijing
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- Culture vultures, Art, People watching, Trendiness
Best for Culture - Expert review of 798 Art District
Originally an East German electronics factory in northeast Beijing, the disused warehouses at 798 proved the perfect studio space for China’s up and coming art superstars. Ai Weiwei, Huang Rei and others first set up shop here in the 90s, transforming the aging industrial complex into a hotbed of independent artistic expression. These days the serious creative work has moved on, and 798 has become a commercial gaggle of domestic and internationally backed galleries with world class exhibitions, arty book shops, boho cafés and the occasional government sanctioned rave. There are literally dozens of galleries, exhibits and bits of street sculpture to check out, but I’ve always found something to inspire the mind and soul at UCCA, 798 Photo Gallery and the Iberia Center for Contemporary Art.
Free, but some galleries will charge depending on the exhibition.
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- Art gallery, Neighbourhood / street
- Jiuxianquiao Road, Beijing
- Months open:
- All year round
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