Getting your cultural fix in Beijing – July 2018

Intersection: International Art & Culture
Until 2018.08.27

(Photo: Peking University)

You don’t have to go very far to appreciate world-class exhibits. Peking University’s Arthur M. Sackler Museum is currently exhibiting two thought-provoking exhibitions: Intersection: International Art & Culture and ‘Uncovering truth’ from the School of Archaeology Collection[1]. Marking both the Museum’s 25th anniversary, and Peking University’s 120th, the former features works from 14 world-renowned artists from across the globe, with the aim of fostering deeper cross-cultural connections through video installations, photography, paintings, sculptures and drawings. The exhibitions run through to August 27. More information can be found on the museum website.


Alice: Into the Rabbit Hole
Until 2018.07.09


alice2         (Photos: PlayWifiKorea)

No two readings of the novel are the same, and nor are the experiences at this interactive exhibit bringing the story of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ to life. Currently on a tour around China, don’t miss your chance to really jump into the story.  23 artists from the South Korean Media N Art Company have creatively merged new media technology and more traditional techniques and mediums to make what has now become a social media sensation. The exhibition runs through until July 9 in Beijing.

Location: Chaoyang Joy City, 101 North Chaoyang Road, Beijing

Xu Bing at UCCA
2018.7.21 – 2018.10.18


Photo: Xu Bing Studio

In case you didn’t get enough of Xu Bing at Peking University’s Arthur M. Sackler Museum, this world-renowned avant-garde artist’s works are on display at 798’s UCCA Gallery from July 21. His multi-layered works are just as thought provoking as they are visually striking and relevant. This comprehensive exhibition is Xu Bing’s largest in Beijing and will display major works from his entire career.

Location: Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) (尤伦斯当代艺术中心), 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu

National Centre of Performing Arts

eggPhoto: A as Architecture

As China’s leading performing arts centre, July is another month of world-class performances for the NCPA – featuring operas, ballets, dance and theatre productions in styles from all over China and the world. July’s detailed schedule can be seen here. If not for the performances, the NCPA or ‘Giant Egg’ is an architectural wonder in itself and also holds exhibitions and galleries inside.

These include:

  1. History of the Chinese Drama Stage
  2. NCPA Repertoire
  3. Opera Moments: NCPA Opera Production Memories in Pictures

 July Exibits

Beijing Capital Museum
The Culture of Sky Road — Exhibition of Tibetan History and Culture
Currently on exhibit until July 22

National Museum of China
The Power of Innovation: Patent Models from the United States of America
Currently on exhibit until July 29

National Art Museum of China
The Open Window is Beautiful—Exhibition of Excellent Art Works
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Shenzhen Reform and Opening-up
June 29 to July 8
Also view:

Today Art Museum
Hello, my name is Paul Smith
Currently on exhibit until October 7

Recommended Channels:
Time Out Beijing


Author: Janet S. (UNSW Australia)



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