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798 Art District

art in 798 Art District798 Art District is situated in Dashanzi, northeast side of Beijing. The recent location of this art district was the site for some old state-owned factories of the electronics industry in the old days. From 2002, some artists and cultural institutions started to move here to rent and reconstruct these free or deserted workshops according to their own will. Gradually, they turned the ever factories into galleries, art centers, artist studios, design companies, dining rooms or bars. Hence various arts and services formed the "Loft" lifestyle and "Soho"-style art gathering with the international features. Nowadays 798 Art District has given rise to a considerable degree of concern and has become a cultural concept during the process of the integration of modern art, architectural space, cultural industry, historical relics and urban life environment.

798 Art District

798 workshops emphasis on the function as it has concise and simple architectural style. The huge cast-in-place frameworks, bright skylights and others are rarely seen toady. These workshops were built in the early 1950s with the help of the Soviet Union and East Germany who were responsible for the design and construction of these important plant projects. They have weathered countless wind and rain.Painting in 798 Art District

With the urbanization and urban area expansion of Beijing, 798 Art District, originally belonged to the outskirts, has become a part of the city. The old factories have been largely and outwardly removed. The original site's relocation is more inevitably suitable for pollution-free, low-energy-expenditure, and Knowledge-based industries. Having experienced the reform and opening-up, Beijing municipal cultural orientation, change of people's lifestyle even the globalization, 798 Art District is now facing the re-definition and redevelopment.

It is a historical trend reflection that a large number of artists and intellectuals have been entering to 798 Art District. Now the new industries in the area include the design, publishing, displaying, performance, artist's studios and other cultural industries, and also household products, fashion, bars, restaurants and other service industries.


798 Art District Tour

Today, 798 Art District has drawn the attention of the media and the public both homely and abroadly. It also has become another city's cultural landmark of Beijing. So during your tour to Beijing, 798 Art District is the place really worth visiting.