Faurschou Foundation


Although this privately owned Danish gallery is a relative newcomer, it has racked up an enviable showreel of exhibitions and retrospectives since 2011, presenting Chinese artists such as Ai Weiwei and Cai Guo-Qiang, and overseas names including Louise Bourgeois and Yoko Ono.

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1. Mansudae Art Studio

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An incongruous outpost of the Hermit Kingdom, this gallery exhibits socialist-realist paintings and sculptures depicting soot-faced miners, chiselled…

2. M Woods Art Museum

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Founded by Chinese art collectors in 2014, M Woods stages meticulously curated themed art shows according to the gallery's founding principle of 'FAT' …

3. Galleria Continua

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The cavernous space of this factory-floor-turned-gallery, an outpost of a privately owned foundation in Tuscany, allows for installations on an epic scale…

4. Long March Space

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A champion of emerging artists and the Chinese art scene generally since 2002, Long March Space is one of 798's premier galleries for contemporary Chinese…

5. 798 Art Factory

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This cathedral-like Bauhaus space, ceilings emblazoned with red Maoist slogans, makes for the quintessential 798 photograph whether or not an exhibition…


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Remodelled in 2019, UCCA remains the finest contemporary-art gallery in 798, and a contender for the best in the country. Many global art superstars have…

7. D-Park Walkway


Keep going past the galleries and cafes to D-Park west of 798 and you’ll intersect with a raised walkway offering remarkable views of industrial chimneys,…


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Associated with the Tokyo Gallery in Japan, BTAP (Beijing Tokyo Art Projects) was the first international gallery to lease space in 798 back in 2002…