- Celebrated: August
- Location: Beijing
Beijing's 798 Art Zone, as one of China's main centers for cutting edge contemporary art, is located in the northeast of the country, on Jiuxianqiao Road in Chaoyang District. It has Beijing's highest concentration of art galleries, and makes for a great day out, especially during the 798 Art Festival.
798 Art Zone itself has a total area of 230,000 square meters assembling many cultural elements such as galleries, design studios, art exhibition spaces, artists' studios and fashion shops, etc. Nearly 400 institutions including galleries, artists' private studios, cultural companies like animated cartoon, television media, publishing, design and consultation from home and abroad are housed here. It is thus not only a great place to be introduced to Chinese art, but also to catch foreign artists.
When and What?
Beijing 798 Art Festival, as one of many an activity held in the zone, is celebrated at the end of every September. During the festival, professional curators are invited to make a thorough plan for the whole process, in order to display and highlight the charm and characteristics of the artistic zone, as well as to promote international artistic communication. The festival has effectively developed 798 Art Zone into a world-renowned cultural and creative industry district. Specific dates for the art festival are still to be confirmed.
As a contemporary art and cultural creative industry zone, the 798 Festival with its diverse and cutting-edge art forms has attracted a number of art organizations and artists. Through various activities held such as theme exhibitions, academic forums and class exhibitions, demonstration activities, the festival has been striving to maintain the vitality of art and contemporary art pioneer, making it an international platform for cultural exchanges.
We can take you to 798 - even outside of festival season...
To make sure your tour involves a visit to 798 Art Festival, contact us to put together your tour specifically. Even if you're looking to visit 798 Art Zone outside of the festival time, just get in touch and let us know. There's plenty going on throughout the entire year to warrant a visit.