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798 art zone798 Art Zone is a part of Dashanzi in the Chaoyang District of Beijing that houses a thriving artistic community. It was disused and converted from a 50-year old electronics factory built by the East Germans, then converted into an art zone with many different galleries located in different sections of the compound. 798 Art Zone combines the past, present, and future of the "New China" and the unique meaning of the socialistic culture.  

Now 798 Art Zone ranks as Beijing’s leading concentration of contemporary art galleries, often compared with New York's Greenwich Village or SoHo. From 2002, artists and cultural organizations began to divide, rent out, the factory spaces were re-made, gradually galleries, art centers, artists' studios, design companies, restaurants, and bars are developed into shape. 798 Art Zone brings contemporary art, architecture, and culture with a historically interesting location and an urban lifestyle together. Due to the important role it plays in art field, "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.

As a new rising, avant-garde and trendy space that hosts high-level cultural, artistic and commercial activities,798 Art Zone has a 1300 squre meters Exhibition Hall, holding more than 1000 guests with ease, as well as a 200 squre meters lounge Room, bookstores and old factory bars.798 Art Zone is the biggest space that provide cultural, artistic and commercial activities in Beijing, It holds art & culture activities in all areas like contemporary art exhibitions, communications, forums, multimedia exhibitions, experimental dramas, contemporary dances & concerts etc, and high-level commercial activities like fashion shows, product launches, press conferences, social parties, meetings, fairs and all the other corporate services. It is popular with famous brands; Loreal Parias, Nike, Triumph and Dior have all held their Fashion show here.

If you are into art or want to see something different, 798 Art Zone is a great place to visit. It is free to enter with marvelous street art and various wonderful art galleries. You had better visit it for a day or allocate at least 4 hours.


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