Thursday, April 21, 2005

Mao Zedong is the red sun in our hearts!

Factory 798 (warning: extremely ill-behaved and not very informative website; highlights are this photo of the unimproved gallery space and this one of the finished lounge) was once a military electronics factory, built in the 1950s by East German advisors to the young PRC.
Factory 798 exhibition space detail
(Originally uploaded by Roy.)
It's now a Bauhaus white elephant—still sporting communist slogans, e.g., the titular mention—reborn as an arts center, yet running for its life from developers seduced by the 2008 Beijing olympiad.

[In the meantime, check out Gridskipper on Beijing travel and Hou Hai Lake, another hipster locus.]



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