Beijing 798 Space Tour
a new rising, avant-garde and trendy space that hosts high-level cultural, artistic and commercial activities; a popular attraction especially for lovers of art and culture learning
Brief Introduction to 798 Space and 798 Art Zone (District)
About 798 Space
- 798 Space is a new rising, avant-garde and trendy space that hosts high-level cultural, artistic and commercial activities. It can hold more than 1000 guests with ease:
- 1000 square meters and up to 9 meters high structural exhibition space;
- 300 square meters relaxing and eating space;
- Contemporary art book shop;
- Film and video showing area.
About 798 Art Zone ( District)
798 Space is the biggest part of 798 Art Zone ( District)which located in the Dashanzi area, to the northeast of central Beijing.It is the site of state-owned factories including Factory 798, which originally produced electronics.
Beginning in 2002, artists and cultural organizations began to divide, rent out, and re-make the factory spaces, gradually developing them into galleries, art centers, artists’ studios, design companies, restaurants, and bars.
It became a “Soho-esque” area of international character, replete with “loft living,” attracting attention from all around. Bringing together contemporary art, architecture, and culture with a historically interesting location and an urban lifestyle, “798” has evolved into a cultural concept, of interest to experts and normal folk alike, influential on our concepts of both urban culture and living space.
Nowadays, 798 Space or 798 Art Zone has become a popular attraction for many visitors at home and abroad. Visitors not only enjoy the unique old factory style, but also cultural, artistic and commercial activities held at 798 Art Zone.
Where is 798 Space?
Located in Dashanzi Art District (original 798 Factory), the heart of a growing art and culture community in Beijing, 798 Space is the center and the biggest space that provide cultural, artistic and commercial activities in the area. It was designed by the East German’s architects in the Bauhaus style in the early 1950’s. Through the reconstruction and redesigning with the contemporary aesthetics by artists, the space combines the past, present, and future of the “New China” and the unique meaning of the socialistic culture.
What does 798 Space do?
798 Space does not limit itself to organize national and international exhibitions and communications of contemporary art, but looks also to host high-level cultural and commercial activities:
Art & culture activities:
Contemporary art exhibitions, communications, forums, multimedia exhibitions, experimental dramas, contemporary dances & concerts, design & furniture exhibitions, great cultural evenings…
High-level commercial activities:
Fashion shows, product launches, press conferences, social parties, meetings, fairs and all the other corporate services.
What does 798 provide ?
798 Space can provide for any corporate needs and offers a whole range and high quality of assistant services from catering to design layout, from supplying lighting and audio or visual equipments to organizing different entertainments.
Weather/Best Time to Go
Generally speaking, you can enjoy yourself in 798 Space in every season. But the autumn months between September and November have the best weather . Summer (June to August) is considered peak season, when hotels typically raise their rates and the Great Wall nearly collapses under the weight of marching tourists. Spring is less pleasant not many tourists but lots of wind and dust. In winter, you’ll have Beijing to yourself and many hotels offer substantial discounts, just remember it’s an ice box outside. Everything is chock block during the Chinese New Year (usually in January or February).
- You’d better be interested in art or history or have learned something about them before you visit.
- The Dashazi compound is immensely walkable; keep in mind this is solely a pedestrian affair unless you arrive by private car. Cabs are not allowed to enter the complex and you wil be required to disembark at any of the entrance gates.
- Avoid the area on Mondays, when many of the galleries are closed.
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