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Gallery Weekend Beijing returns to showcase vibrant local art

By Lin Qi | | Updated: 2024-05-17 11:17
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An installation of Cao Yu whose solo show at Galerie Urs Meile will be a highlight of Gallery Weekend Beijing. [Photo/Courtesy of artist and Galerie Urs Meile]

Scheduled to captivate art enthusiasts, the eighth edition of Gallery Weekend Beijing is set to grace the capital city from May 28 to June 2. Spanning across the renowned art zones of 798, Caochangdi, and various other locales, galleries will unveil a curated selection of exhibitions, offering a glimpse into the dynamic and diverse landscape of contemporary art in Beijing.

Since its inception in 2017, Gallery Weekend Beijing has been dedicated to fostering a collaborative platform for local art establishments, facilitating the advancement of contemporary art and fostering cross-cultural exchanges with international artists, gallerists, and collectors.

A painting of Kang Chunhui who will hold a solo show at Ink Studio, a highlight of Gallery Weekend Beijing. [Photo/Courtesy of artist and Ink Studio]

This year's event will delve into how the nuances of local life and cultural heritage have influenced the artistic community, reshaping their perspectives and contributing to the development of a sustainable artistic ecosystem.

Noteworthy highlights include galleries from Shanghai and Paris showcasing works by their represented artists, enriching Beijing's cultural tapestry with a global perspective. A special segment will spotlight the intersection between sports and art, commemorating the forthcoming Summer Olympics in Paris and exploring the dynamic relationship between athletic pursuits and artistic expression.

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