798 Art Zone

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An industrial zone turned into an art zone.  It is now a hub for young aspiring Chinese artists and the likes.  Art works are seen inside and outside reused factories.  The entire complex manufactured electronics and equipment for the military in the 1950s.  And by the new millennium,  the area with 798 Road in the middle was completely abandoned and had become a venue for contemporary painters, sculptors and designers to convene.  They had taken over nooks, garages and warehouses and converted them into studios, galleries and exhibition halls.  The exposed old pipes, knots and bolts, concrete and glass certainly contribute to the edgy feel for modern and pop art.  Time can easily slip away when you wander around.  There’s always something interesting enough to look at in every turn…to critique or to admire and maybe to buy.

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