798

Off to 798, the old area of east German munitions factories which have been converted into art galleries and cafés:-

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At GalleriaContinua, there was an exhibition by Ai Weiwei, originally called Neither Nor and based on a Ming dynasty temple structure in South China, which was dismantled, sold and he re-erected:-

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Next door was an installation of teapot spouts:-

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Each time I go to 798, the balance tips towards fashion and shopping as the rents go up and the artists vacate (vide Soho in New York and Hackney Wick):-

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2 thoughts on “798

  1. Fascinating. Thank you. I hope you’re planning another contemporary Chinese show, perhaps in 2018, with a Chinese Discourse in the new Burlington Gardens / Chipperfield space ?

  2. Mary Ealden says:

    Charles, really fascinating. Were the teapot spouts a piece of Ai Weiwei’s work as well? If so, I think they are even more powerful than the sunflower seeds.
    Mary

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