The Big Picture

From the New York Times Style section: In a former factory space in the city’s booming 798 arts district, 50 works specially commissioned for the exhibition commingle with the original couture gowns by Dior and John Galliano...

China’s Growing Art Scene

798 Art Zone (Chinese: 798艺术区), or Dashanzi Art District Cafes, shops, and galleries gentrify Beijing’s Dashanzi Art District, which is named “798” after the converted factories that now show some of...

Drawing the line – Guardian Unlimited

From Guardian Unlimited (link): There is an intriguing battle between the forces of commerce and politics in the Chinese art world, and Dashanzi is slap-bang in the middle. Artists,

Cultural Capital – Guardian Unlimited

From Guardian Unlimited (link): The theme of this year’s Dashanzi contemporary art festival is Beijing, but it might just as easily be money. Cash is used for political ends



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