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Dashanzi Factory 798 Arts Area

Beijing Attractions: Dashanzi Factory 798 Arts Area

Dashanzi Factory 798 Arts Area 798 艺术区

  • Beijing's premier arts center
  • Easily accessible
  • Great shopping
  • Bauhaus-influenced design
  • Originally an East German-built industrial complex
Dashanzi Art, Beijing.

Dashanzi is the centre of Beijing's art community. Dashanzi is a plot of (mostly) former factories (one, full of lathes, is still full at it). Of generally rough construction, they have been painted in more garish shades of the pastels that China so loves, and are full of works of art and craft that range from the nothing special and derivative to the divinely inspired.

The Dashanzi site was built during the 1950s as part of a joint China-East Germany program to build a military factory complex in the area. The buildings were designed to withstand strong earthquakes and to let in as much natural light as possible. In the late 1980s the factories were gradually vacated and the buildings began to be taken over by Beijing's art community.

Art in this area is not the traditional Chinese painting of brush and ink on paper or silk, rather it is a departure from these traditions that occurred during the 20th century.

Art in the Dashanzi area is innovative and contemporary in style. Art collecting has become a fashionable hobby among many, so there is a quietly, vibrant atmosphere in this area as you browse the galleries or visit the classy cafes.

Dashanzi Clothing for Big People Shop, Beijing, China.

Dashanzi Clothing for Big People Shop, Beijing, China



Dashanzi Art, Beijing, China.

Factory 798 has galleries, studios, art and book shops, long with restaurants and cafes. There are many galleries to browse with frequently new exhibits. Gallery names include: Beijing Commune, Marella Gallery, Beijing Tokyo Arts Projects, the Chinese Contemporary, Star Gallery, White Space.

Access - getting To Dashanzi Factory 798 Arts Area

Bus 915, 918 or 934 will take you from Dongzhimen subway station.

Gallery Listing

798 Photo Gallery Telephone: 64381784 or 64375284 Open 10am 6pm, Tuesday to Sunday

Beijing Commune Telephone: 86549428 Open 11am 6pm, Tuesday to Sunday

Beijing Tokyo Art Projects (BTAP) Telephone: 84573245 Open 10.30am 6pm, Tuesday to Sunday

China Art Seasons Telephone: 64311900 Open 11am to 7pm, Tuesday to Sunday

Galleria Continua Telephone: 64361005 Open 11am 6pm, Tuesday to Sunday

New Long March Space Telephone: 64387107 Open 11am 7pm, Tuesday to Sunday

offiCina Telephone: 64361191 Open noon 7pm, Tuesday to Sunday

Paris Beijing Photo Gallery Telephone: 84599263 Open noon 7pm, Tuesday to Sunda. Call for opening times or appointments, though it is usually open similar hours to other galleries.

Platform China 798 Project Space Telephone: 64388451 Open 11am 6pm

798 Art Zone, Dashanzi, Beijing.798 Art Zone, Dashanzi, Beijing, China.

Dashanzi, Beijing, China



Dashanzi, Beijing.Contemporary art, Dashanzi, Beijing.

Dashanzi, Beijing, China

Star Gallery Telephone: 8456591 Open 11am 6pm

Tang Contemporary Telephone: 64363518/3658 Call for appointment or updated opening times.

Timezone 8 Editions Telephone: 84560336 Open 10am 8pm, Tuesday to Sunday

Xindong Cheng Space I and III Telephone: 64334579 Open 10am 5pm daily

White Space Beijing Telephone: 84562054 Open noon to 6pm, Tuesday to Sunday

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