Beijing’s 798 Art District

Last month I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon in Beijing’s famous 798 Art District.  The precinct is located within a refurbished industrial estate, deriving its name from Factory 798, which manufactured electronics during the area’s industrial incarnation.

As with all things artistic, meaning is in the eye of the beholder.  Emotional reactions to the subject matter will differ from person to person.  For me, the 798 was often edgy, sometimes pretentious, but always stimulating.

Below is a gallery of attractions that caught my attention in the 798.  What do you think?…

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