Robert L. Peters

30 October 2009

798 艺术区 [art zone]

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Beijing, China

We spent a delightful (though unbelievably smoggy) day today wandering serendipitously through the myriad alleys and galleries of 798 Art Zone (aka the Dashanzi Art District), an avant-garde artist community thriving in and amongst 50-year old decommissioned military factory buildings—a combination of contemporary art, architecture, and alternative creative expression that has evolved into a truly unique cultural concept. Certainly not the China I encountered on earlier visits only a few years ago…

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