Published on May 11th, 2009 | by Ozlem Avcioglu

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798 Art Zone, Dashanzi, Beijing

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798 Art District, also called Dashanzi is not only China’s but probably the world most avant-garde  and exciting art district. The graffiti covered Bauhaus style buildings, huge sculptures on the street and the tree lines streets are home to the biggest collection of galleries, studios and contemporary art  in China.

Built in 1950’s by the East Germans, this neighborhood was designed as a complex of factories.. At the beginning of 2000’s the whole area has started to be the mecca for the contemporary art and design scene. Apart from the most extravagant galleries like Red Gate, 798 Red Space, 798 Photo gallery, Beijing Commune, there are also cafes and restaurants and bookstores. Timezone 8 Editions is a combination of gallery, restaurant and cafe and is a must visit space.

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photos by Ozlem Avcioglu

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Ozlem Avcioglu

Each city has its own light, identity and color ️Traveler photographer writer owner of Haaz design. Based in Istanbul and NY, live around the world.



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