Caochangdi is a haven for artists and other creative-minded folk about an hour from Beijing’s city-center. A maze of elegant minimal brick buildings, this art district is filling up with galleries, co-ops and artists lofts, and hails as the alternative to the commercial glitz of the 798 Art Zone. Meg Maggio, owner-director of Pekin Fine Arts and long-time Caochangdi resident, spoke with us about the booming art scene in Beijing before a reception for Nashunbatu, a Chinese-Mongolian artist who blends nature and dreams in his evocative, surreal paintings.
Pekin Fine Arts
No. 241 Cao Chang Di Art Village
Cui Ge Zhuang, Chao Yang District, Beijing
Tel: +86(10) 5127 3220