NOTE: This event's date has changed to Dec. 23, Friday, and the time adjusted because its a weekday; doors open at 6 PM Beijing Time.
WHAT: The creation and survival of Beijing's 798 Art district will be an in-person discussion and dinner featuring artist Huang Rui, the backbone behind the 798 Art District, and Bérénice Angremy, curator and former director of the 798 Dashanzi Art Festival. It will be moderated by Brian Wallace, founder of Beijing's Red Gate gallery and a prominent member of the 798 community.
WHEN: Friday December 23, 2022. Doors open at 6:00 pm. The talk and Q&A will be from 6:30 - 7:45 PM. Buffet dinner begins at 7:45 PM.
WHERE: "At Café", Beijing 751 Art Zone, No.4, Jiuxianqiao Road (Southeast Corner), Chaoyang district, Beijing. 地址：北京市朝阳区酒仙桥路4号798艺术区 爱特咖啡 AtCafe tel: 59879942 - 13910819481. Registrants will be sent a location pin closer to the event.
MORE ABOUT THE EVENT: In the early 2000s, the 798 Art District was an obsolete factory compound built during the Maoist years and designed in the Bauhaus style by East German architects. It was doomed to be demolished and replaced by modern skyscrapers. But a group of artists with international ties managed to save it from destruction; it escaped the notorious 拆 (chāi, meaning demolition). What at the time seemed like a crazy bet, has become the symbol of the effervescence of Chinese art. Looking back to the pivotal years that allowed the existence and sustainability of the 798 Art District, we will also look at the extraordinary turn that contemporary art has taken in China as well as its deep roots in Chinese society. The talk will be illustrated with rarely seen historical photos.
HOW MUCH: RMB 250 for RASBJ members and members of partner RAS branches; RMB 350 for non-members. This includes a full western buffet dinner plus two glasses of wine. Numbers will be limited, please register and pay no later than 21th of December. If you wish to join the RASBJ to attend this event, please sign up for membership at https://rasbj.org/membership/ at least 72 hours before the event.
HOW TO JOIN THE EVENT: Please click "Register" or "I Will Attend" and follow the instructions. After successful registration you'll receive a confirmation email. If you seem not to have received it, please check your spam folder. Regarding payment by WeChat or Alipay: If you encounter difficulties with WeChat Pay, you may wish to try Alipay instead.
NOTE: If you registered for this event when it was scheduled for Dec. 17, your registration has been automatically applied to the Dec. 23 date; if you cannot attend on Dec. 23 you'll receive a full refund if you remail your refund requestion to firstname.lastname@example.org
As we all know, the abrupt reversal of anti-Covid regulations has created some unpredictability. This may lead to last-minute schedule changes. If government policies or restrictions result in postponement or cancellation of this event, registrants will be refunded in full. If a registrant decides not to attend the event for individual reasons, registration fees become non-refundable 48 hours before the event.
At the moment, the venue requires no PCR test. However RASBJ requests that attendees take appropriate responsibilities for themselves and others to minimize risks of contagion. Thanks for your understanding!