798 Art Zone
Type: Attractions, Cultural Venues
Having occupied the former premises of an electronic factory in north-east Beijing since 2001, 798 houses a large number of art studios, design firms, fashion stores and is a pioneer in China's... Read More
Having occupied the former premises of an electronic factory in north-east Beijing since 2001, 798 houses a large number of art studios, design firms, fashion stores and is a pioneer in China's contemporary art scene. The 600,000-square-meter complex, also known as Dashanzi, is a world on its own, with modern graffiti painted near Cultural Revolution slogans and quirky, bright statues erected throughout the area. It's like an idealized and dramatized China. You can easily spend half day exploring Beijing's most artistic quarter. Among all the shops and galleries, Pace Beijing is one of the most popular stops. This 2,200-square-meter gallery is the Beijing branch of the New York-based Pace Gallery and is located inside a Bauhaus-style factory from the 1950s. The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art is another highlight. Founded by Belgian collectors Guy and Myriam, the space organizes Chinese contemporary art exhibitions regularly.
- Best Attractions & Activities: "The annual 798 Art Festival is hosted every autumn and is a nice time to visit the art zone."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: 798 is in the heart of Beijing's booming art industry and is a popular attractions among the local art lovers.