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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 (6 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

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

Arts : Design Observer (2 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

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


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