If you ever go to Beijing (true, it doesnt happen everyday, but in case..), don't miss the 798 Art District. It's discretly mentionned in guidebooks ( the Forbidden City, the Great Wall are some serious competitors) but it's worth seing, and the place is huge!
As "modestly" described on the website: "It became a "Soho-esque" area of international character, replete with "loft living," attracting attention from all around. Bringing together contemporary art, architecture, and culture with a historically interesting location and an urban lifestyle, "798" has evolved into a cultural concept."
In a communist China, I was sceptical before going there about how "open-minded" it would be, but it seemed pretty free to me. naive?..
Here's some shots, sadly, I rarely have the name of the artist..yes, that's pretty lame..
Song Yang "Oh yeah"
A bored bride taking pictures at her own weeding photo shooting...