Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Beijing Day 01 - 798 Art District

798 Art District
Located in Dashanzi Art District (original 798 Factory), the heart of a growing art and culture community in Beijing, 798 Space is the center and the biggest space that provide cultural, artistic and commercial activities in the area. It was designed by the East German's architects in the Bauhaus style in the early 1950's. Through the reconstruction and redesigning with the contemporary aesthetics by artists, the space combines the past, present, and future of the "New China" and the unique meaning of the socialistic culture.



this was the first free exhibition which we went to. and bought some handkerchiefs and t-shirts from the store.












art installation and sculptures can be found at every nook and corner.





there are alot of cool stuff to see and buy...there are free exhibitions, bookstores and scattered cafes in the district with art pieces to buy, handmade stuff, clothings, bags and paintings.
We bought an axonometric poster of 798 here...which was really cute...planning to frame it up later when we have the time...good to spend some money here to help support all the budding artists.

wanted to visit the 798 Space but it was closed as it was preparing a Volkswagen exhibition on sunday...so the place was in a mess...though i had a sneak peek of it inside but the security told us to come back again. sigh.

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