Sign in or register
for additional privileges

Asian Migration and Global Cities

Anne Cong-Huyen, Jonathan Young Banfill, Katherine Herrera, Samantha Ching, Natalie Yip, Thania Lucero, Randy Mai, Candice Lau, Authors
Cultural Texts, page 4 of 5

Other paths that intersect here:

You appear to be using an older verion of Internet Explorer. For the best experience please upgrade your IE version or switch to a another web browser.


798 Art Zone is Beijing's arts district, located in a former E. German factory and consisting of a large city block of galleries, coffee shops, art stores, and boutiques, with China's modern art scattered about in exhibition.

Not many artists have studios here, as there has been a level of commercialization. . . but this allows it to continue to exist, and many cities in the world don't have such a vibrant art community (though it is bolstered by the unreal bubble of China's new art market).

The "true" artists are now located in compounds farther out of the city, like Ai Weiwei and his compound in the village of Caochangdi. . . 

But 798 is a cool place to walk around, to investigate and explore the art and changing galleries mixed in with industrial relics. . . towers, gasworks, old trains. It a tourist site, with families walking about, new urban bohemians emanating style, couples taking artistic wedding photos. 

The perfect place for a Saturday afternoon. . . 

Comment on this page

Discussion of "798"

Add your voice to this discussion.

Checking your signed in status ...

Previous page on path Cultural Texts, page 4 of 5 Next page on path

Related:  Beijing: BookwormBeijing SimulacraBeijing: Gulou南锣鼓巷Beijing Smog Map IIVirtual Dubai: Spec Ops: The LineBeijing Light MapFahaisiBeijing by Peter CarneyBeijing: PastSkylinesTsinghuaBeijing LiteratureTian'anmenTaijian BowuguanBeijing Airport - LandingWelcome to the Northern CapitalBeijing TourismL.A. Songs: Funtimes in BabylonBeijing Death CloudSeeing Foreign Bands in BeijingBeijing MonumentsBeijing SkylineWudaokouLos Angeles: Light and DarkBeijing Subway VisualizationLine I: Orientations & PlacesPinguoyuanL.A. Songs: Desperados Under the EavesBlade RunnerBeijing: Asian Migrants and LaborersL.A. Songs: HappyLine 13: Experiencing MigrationsBeijing Cover ImageNorth Korean RestaurantBeijing: Reading the City (Official Texts)Rural to Urban MigrationBeijing: Recycling VillageWangjing: Korean MigrationMulholland DriveBeijing PhotosBeijing - ShichahaiMigrant Children in the RubbleBeijing, ChinaBeijing 1968Beijing to SeattleBeijingLong Live Shougang SteelYoudu 幽都Beijing: Chang'an JieBeijing GhostsLine II: Past and PresentBeijing: A Global City?Beijing Smog MapBeijing Subway Close UpBeijing, January 2009Educational MigrantsBeijing: Reading the City (Culture)Beijing Vimeo MoviesBeijing FlybyRecyling VillageBeijing FilmSanlitunHutongsBeijing Music SceneBeijing, ChinaBeijing Subway MapBeijing: YonghegongBeijing Capital International AirportBeijing SkyBeijing: First Ring RoadKeanu & Man of Tai ChiBeijing TaxiL.A. Songs: It Was a Good DayBeijing 1907Timeout BeijingBeijing DoorsExpat MigrationLos Angeles: FuturesLos Angeles: Reading the CityBeijing: FuturesThe 8th Ring Road: Limits/Speculative Futures/ConclusionsBeijing 1968 Map