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Restless and Peaceful with Li Wei

3 years agoArts : Hyperallergic

BEIJING — I arrived at Dongfeng Art District one afternoon, a 20-minute drive east of the more famous 798 and Caochangdi arts districts in northeast Beijing. It’s a short but somewhat winding drive away from the shinier parts of Chaoyang District, Beijing’s most economically-developed area. “Dongfeng” means ”East Wind,” and the area hosts a number…
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Finding Art in Downtown Beijing

Local Interest / China : China Journal - WSJ.com (9 months ago)

Beijing’s most established art districts—798, Caochangdi—lie far from the city center, but these days art lovers can explore a new crop of spaces in the capital’s core. Read Post

Beijing’s Williamsburg, Caochangdi

Arts : Hyperallergic (3 years ago)

If Beijing has a Chelsea, 798 Art Zone, then surely it has a Williamsburg. That "alternative" neighborhood is Caochangdi (???), an art village whose name literally means "grassy plain." According to legend, Ai Weiwei moved out here ... Read Post

An Xiao Mina: Caochangdi and the Demolition of Beijing's Art Villages

Arts : Design Observer (3 years ago)

On Places, An Xiao Mina describes her volatile year in the Beijing arts district of Caochangdi, which was being threatened with demolition. Read Post


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