A guide to the top galleries of 798

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The celebrated exhibit space provides cultural, artistic and commercial activities in Beijing's flourishing art district. Through interior refurbishment with contemporary aesthetics, the space combines the past, present and future of "New China."

Beijing 798 Art Zone

Ongoing exhibitions include: pictures by renowned photographer Xu Yong with the theme of Returning Home set in Beijing's hutong alleys.

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA)

A non-profit, comprehensive art center founded by collectors Guy and Myriam Ullens, it was the first large art organization with foreign private funding to move into the 798 area. It breaks the old mold of how an arts center is perceived and showcases the latest in China's contemporary art, design, fashion, music and multimedia. UCCA aims to be a catalyst for emerging projects in the new Chinese cultural scene. It has been regarded as a beacon for the arts in Beijing and in China, as well as a point of reference in the international art scene.

Ongoing exhibition: Our future - the Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection.

25,000 Cultural Transmission Center

A partner of the Long March Foundation of New York, the center is dedicated to experimental exhibition development and design. It is the research and exhibition center and coordination headquarters for the ongoing, nation-wide Long March project and regularly hosts solo and group shows, symposiums and lectures related to the project.

798 Photo Gallery

This is the first art gallery dedicated to contemporary photography in China. It has a professional darkroom with state-of-the-art equipment, which can produce high quality black and white photographs to meet international standards.

Timezone 8 Art Books

This chic art bookstore sells art, exhibition and design books from a range of Chinese and international publishers, including its own Timezone 8 label.

Iberia Center for Contemporary Art

Established by the International Art and Culture Foundation of Spain, Iberia collects and researches Chinese independent film and video work. The space includes an exhibition area, media archive, independent film archive, public education center, publishing house, cafe and art shop.

Ongoing exhibition: World Record: Art & Sport, which traces the history of sport in different art mediums.

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