You’ve seen the bright abstracts and cynical representations of communist China, you’ve read the latest Ai Weiwei controversy, and you’re aware that the Chinese art market is – to coin a Buster Poindexter phrase – hot, hot, hot. Well Bespoke’s Art Tour is your chance to get an insider’s view, exploring Beijing’s public galleries and private studios in the 798 Art District and beyond with a local Chinese curator and writer.
Bespoke’s art expert is a respected Beijing-born curator and arts writer. After completing a Masters in Art Management in Chicago and winning Getty Foundation and Asian Cultural Council Fellowships, she was chosen to curate Turner Prize winner Laure Prouvost and the Prix Marcel Duchamp winner Tatiana Trouvé’s first solo exhibitions in China. Other strings to her bow include curating the first group show of foreign artists working and living in China, and shows at the Javits Center in New York and in Dresden in Germany. She continues to writes art reviews for the New York Times, Bloomberg Business Weekend and Randian.
NEED TO KNOW
How much does it cost? Starts from 4,000RMB for 2 hour tour for up to 8 people. (Please enquire if you’d like a longer tour or have a specific request to meet a certain artist, which will incur additional costs)
How long will it take? Starts from 2 hours
When can I do it? Any day except Monday
Getting there: If you want to visit artist studios as part of your tour, hiring a private car is a must for this trip. Please enquire for more details.
Children: Are welcome on this tour, but may get tired by the end.
Start Point: 798 Art District
End Point: 798 Art District or your hotel
Any other costs I should know about? Transportation isn’t included but is strongly advised.
How far in advance should I book? At least 7 days
What to bring: Nothing. Just your artsy, curious self.
Is this an expert or local personality-led tour? Expert
Also: Tours can be extended to a full day if necessary, or made more specialised/focused. Just let us know what it is you’re after ahead of time.
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