Friday, September 29, 2006

BJG Art Scene

As you are headed to BJG for your October break, please make sure to check/report on the following:
  • Dashanzi Art District (798 Art District): A large compound of artists’ studios, and galleries installed in an outmoded 1950s factory complex, built by a team of East German architects in a style inspired by the Bauhaus.
  • Cao Chang Di art district (East End Art district), a home to several important galleries of contemporary art, including Platform China, Courtyard, China Art Archives and Warehouse, Beijing Commune and L.A. Gallery Beijing.
  • Arario Beijing Gallery: A new branch of Arario Gallery of South Korea. The Gallery occupies five buildings with three gallery spaces dedicated solely to contemporary art, presenting some of the most cutting edge exhibitions of both Asian and international art.
  • Red Gate Gallery’s location in the Dongbianmen Watchtower. Founded in 1991 by Australian Brian Wallace, the gallery presents up to eight shows a year by contemporary Chinese artists.
  • Universal Studios

For sight-seeing: Architectural look at National Theater, designed by Paul Andreu, the China Central Television (CCTV) building, designer by Rem Koolhaas, the new Olympic Stadium, designed by Herzog and de Meuron.

Hope this will be helpful! Bring back tons of pictures and reports!


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