||2003-09-15 - 2003-10-12
alternative art exhibition featuring creations in modern media
by nine artists will start at the Xray Art Centre on September
The exhibits include neon installation, china
sculpture, photography, graphics, a short film and performance
Time : 10 am-6 pm, September 15-October 12
Place: 58A Gaojing Lu, Chaoyang District
||The work of four ordinary folk handicraftsmen will
appear at the Long March Cultural Transmissionon September 16.
The four participants are ordinary people living in
different small cities and counties in China. Barely knowing
what an artist is, the four are highly valued for their
special skills making exquisite handicrafts which have been
turned into precious cultural and historical records by the
hand of time.
Exhibts include photos taken and developed
by Li Tianbing with limited facilities in Fujian Province,
sculptures and carved figures by Jiang Weiji in Guangxi Zhuang
Autonomous Region, free style paintings by Guo Fengyi of Xi'an
in Shannxi Province and Wang Wenhai's Chairman Mao sculpture
works during he worked in Yan'an Revolution Museum.
Time : 10am - 6pm, Sep 16 to Oct 6
4 Jiuxianqiao Lu
Tel : 6438-7107
|The Beijing Art
||The Beijing Art Museum is in Wanshou Temple (the Temple
of Longevity) on Suzhou Jie, Haidian District.
Formally established in August 1987, the
museum has collected and preserved precious historical relics
such as bronze and jade articles from the Shang and Zhou
dynasties (17th to 3rd centuries BC), and ancient art
treasures such as pottery, ivory carvings and wood carvings
from past dynasties. It houses a collection of Chinese
paintings and calligraphy from the Ming and Qing dynasties,
ancient coins of China and foreign countries, and modern
Chinese and Japanese arts and crafts.
Time : 9 am-5 pm, daily
Temple, Suzhou Jie, Haidian District
||Opened in 1990, the China Sports Museum specializes in
exhibiting, collecting and studying sports relics and
historical documents. With an exhibition area of 2,510 square
metres, the museum is divided into six show rooms in which
many sports-related photos and objects from different periods
The Ancient Sports Hall displays some 80
cultural sports relics and about 50 photos and 20 paintings
portraying the colourful sports games of ancient China. The
Contemporary Sports Hall shows the evolution of Chinese sports
during the 1840 to 1949 period. The modern sports section
occupies three halls and conveys the development of sports
since the founding of New China. The sixth hall houses a
display of the traditional sports of ethnic groups.
Time : 9 am-4 pm daily
Place: A3 Andinglu,
Tel : 6491-2233
||An exhibition of 500 ancient bells from different
dynasties is on show at the Big Bell Temple. |
cauldron with six ear-like handles was the lastest discovery.
A painting on a corridor of a siheyuan (quadrangle) depicting
the Buddha was also discovered during the construction.
Time : 8:30am-4:30pm, daily
Beisanhua Xilu, Haidian District
||A perennial exhibition of ancient coins is on show at
the Ancient Coin Museum in the Deshengmen Tower on the North
Second Ring Road. |
About 10,000 ancient coins are
displayed, including early shellfish coins and silver coins of
the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
China was one of the first
countries to make and use coins, some of which date back more
than 3,000 years.
An exchang market for ancient coins is
situated outside the museum and free appraisal by experts is
Time : 9am-4pm, daily
Jianlou, Xicheng District
||The Yan Huang Art Museum is holding a commemorative
exhibition in tribute to Huang Zhou (1925-97), a famous modern
artist in China who was also the founder of the museum. |
a commemoration of Huang, the exhibition will run for a long
period at the front hall to the entrance of the museum where
scores of Huang's original paintings are displayed in
rotation. Huang is known for his vivid portrayal of donkeys.
The exhibition includes his water paintings, sketches and
flower and bird paintings.
Time : 9 am-5 pm daily
Place: Yan Huang
Tel : 6491-2902
||A new sculpture theme park has been set up.Artists have
completed the installation of sculpted creations set for
permanent display at Yanqi Lake (Yanqihu) Resort. |
artists are graduates of the Central Academy of Fine Arts. The
artists used both conventional materials or waste materials.
The sculptures vary dramatically and are used to help the
artists' express their concerns and thinking about life and
Time : daily
Place: Yanqi Town, Huairou
Tel : 6966-1696
||An international famous architects's court exhibition
is being held in International-Embassy Villas, also billed as
CEO New Generation Villas. A total of 12 architects from
France, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei, the United States,
Denmark and Chinese mainland have played major roles in
establishing various courts in this 56.6-hectare villa
development. Famous for its verdant trees, water features and
large court, the International-Embassy Villas will establish
280 luxury villas there, each occupying around 1.33 hectares.
As one of the rare golf villas in Beijing, the villas are
situated next to Huatang International Golf club, the
internationally renowned golf course designer. |
Place: near Chaobai River, Beijing-Harbin Expressway
Tel : 6159-5678
||Nostalgic and romantic paintings by artist Shen Ling
will be displayed at the Red Gate Gallery early next month.
The works focus on love, the simplest happiness in our
life which is an irreplaceable experience for all of us. The
artist depicts an eternal theme for all human beings with her
new works in strong colours and bold images she uses to convey
Time : 10am - 5pm, September 13-October 8
Place: Dongbianmen Jiaolou
||Donated china wares by famous china researcher and
connoisseur Sun Yingzhou (1893-1966) are on show at the Palace
Museum to celebrate the 110th anniversary of his birth.
Sun began his career as an apprentice in an antique shop.
He became a successful antique dealer in Beijing after he
opened his own shop in 1923. Later he shifted his interest to
collecting ancient china wares and accumulated a proud
personal collection. The 150 exhibits are carefully selected
from his donation of 3,000-odd pieces to the museum, among
which some are labelled as first-class national relics.
Time : 9am - 5pm until December 31
4 Jingshan Qianjie
Tel : 6513-2255
||Cultural relics related to the sheep in Chinese culture
are on show at the Palace Museum. |
More than 130 items made
of jade, stone, tooth and enamel are displayed to reflect
Chinese people's love for sheep as a lucky blessing for life.
Most of the exhibits are shown for the first time.
Time : 9am - 5pm until December 18
east side of Tian'men Square
||A joint show displaying works by three professional
artists who depict the confusing troubles of social life is on
at the Yan Club. |
Although artists Zhang Jin, Yang Gang and
Bob Yan were born in different eras from the 1940s to 70s, all
have something in common to focus on the life of ordinary
people. Each has been successful in his own field and has
participated in art activities worldwide. Around 10 paintings
are exhibited now and will in time be replaced by other works
by the artists .
Time : 10am - 8pm, daily
||A total of 16 precious cultural relics labelled as
national treasures are on show in the lobby of Beijing Hotel
after they were illegally taken abroad 80 years ago. |
exhibits are stone sculptures stolen from various historical
sites and smuggled abroad in the past. Two Buddha head
sculptures are the most precious. They have been proved to be
original pieces hewed off two stone sculptures in the Longmen
Grottoes in Luoyang, Henan Province.
Time : daily until December 31
Tel : 6513-7766
||This art exhibition mainly features recent art works
from the famous ’artist village in Songzhuang where about 300
artists live. |
Exhibits are mostly the results of
meditation by artists on the meaning and value of existence
after the sudden outbreak of SARS, which made people re-think
their daily lives.
Time : 9am-12pm, daily (appointment required)
Place: 71 Xiaopu Village, Songzhuang
|Prayer beads and
||Beijing Tokyo Art Projects presents a special art
exhibition combining the concepts of art treatment and
simplism through artists' complicated art creations stroke by
A total of 19 artists took part in the exhibition,
impressing people with their complicated manual process
through which artists get a special treatment for their
physical and mental health.
Time: 10:30am - 6:30pm until October 10
Place: 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu
||A veteran Taichi teacher, about 38, teaches the basic
24 movements, |
pusing-hands and self-defense techniques. It
fits for the beginner's and
Time : 10:00--12:00am, every Sunday morning
Place: Bamboo Garden Hotel, No. 24, xiaoshiqiao hutong,
Jiu Gulou Street, Northwest of Drum Tower in the down town.
Fee : 60 each time
|Paper-cut works on
||Time: Daily |
Place: Liu Ren Paper-cut House
|Chinese ink &
water painting class
||To learn the techniques of paint a bird, flower, or
lady with brushes. The |
Chinese philosophy and culture will
also be included.
Time : 7:00--9:00 pm, every Wednesday
Place: Library Bar, first floor, Tower B of East Gate
Plaza, right behind
the Poly Plaza at the East Second Ring
Road. (Opposite to the icecream shop of Baskin & Robbins
in the building.)
Fee : 60 yuan each week
narration, tools and materials are
||Ten yuan (US$1.2) for a cup of Chinese tea and live
performance of Peking Opera is the tempting offer up for grabs
at Dawancha (big-bowl-tea) Theatre, a new branch of Lao She
The atmosphere of a traditional Chinese
tea-house of the past is evoked with window seats overlooking
Place : west side of north end of Qianmen
Dajie, facing the Arrow Tower
Tel : 6318-4723,
||The Tianqiao area of Beijing won its name as the city's
major outdoor performance site for acrobatics shows before the
founding of New China in 1949. |
Acrobatic shows are still
staged every evening in a theatre located in the Tianqiao
The shows, put on by the Beijing Acrobatics Troupe,
include many national or world award-winning programmes.
Time : 7 pm, daily
Place: Wansheng Theatre
Price: 100 yuan (US$12.0)
Tel : 65287750 ext
||In an exquisite library bar of a luxurious membership
club, we offer two |
hour Chiense-speaking and learning
environment. For the first hour we
cuisine and chance to talk to Chinese fellow friends
teachers around two tables.
One table for beginners and
the other for intermediate level.
An entertaining Chinese
class will be given in the second hour. When you can learn to
read and write some Chinese, and also some street talks, comic
stories and Chinese songs, etc.
Time : 7:00--9:00 pm, Every Tuesday
Library Bar, first floor, Tower B of East Gate Plaza, right
the Poly Plaza at the East Second Ring Road.
(Opposite to the icecream shop of Baskin & Robbins in the
building.) Just close to the subway station Dongsi Shitiao.
Fee: 66 yuan each week
||Anyone seduced by "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" will
adore a nightly show whose theme centres on a martial arts
love story told against the magical backdrop of Shangri-La
Acrobatics, martial arts and romance are well
combined in the show.
And the costumes add a blaze of
colour to the stage on which the action barely flags for a
Time : 7:30 pm, nightly
Theatre, 16 Baizhifangjie, Xuanwu District
Tel : 65287750
||The Liyuan Theatre presents traditional Peking Opera
excerpts specially packaged in short programmes for foreign
audiences in its original style. |
The theatre revives the
ambience of old Beijing by setting up Ming-style tables that
enable guests to sample snacks during the performances.
With an interpretation in English, the performances are
from the Beijing Peking Opera Theatre.
Time: 7:30 pm daily
Place: Qianmen Hotel,
175 Yong'an Lu, Xuanwu District
Tel: 6301-6688 ext
||Two excerpts of Peking Opera are being staged every
evening at the Zhengyici Theatre. |
The programmes include
wenxi (excerpts mainly with singing and performing) like "Duan
Qiao (The Broken Bridge)," "Tiannu Sanhua (The Goddess of
Heaven Scatters Flowers)," as well as wuxi (excerpts full of
acrobatic fighting) such as "Sanchakou (The Crossroads)."
Built more than 300 years ago, the Zhengyici Theatre has a
longer history than many foreign famous opera houses. It is
one of the few wood-structure ancient theatres still well
preserved in China.
Time : 7:30 pm, daily
Price : 80-280 yuan (US$9.6-33.7)
||The young, energetic performers from the Magic Troupe
of Hebei Provincial Acrobatics Group will make doves appear as
if from nowhere, make humans disappear and appear again -
after being "stabbed" by swords inside an iron box! Also look
out for "flying" cards, fish angling like you've never seen it
before and all sorts of clever work with knotted Chinese
You'll also see umbrella tossing, handkerchief
spinning and human juggling, as well as mimicry of ducks,
birds, pigs, cars and more.
Scenes change smoothly and
quickly and the 200-seat theatre allows the audience to have a
really close-up view of the action.
Time : 6-7 pm, 7:30-8:30 pm, nightly
Place: Chaoyang Theatre, 36 Dongsanhuan Beilu
(Northeastern Part of Third Ring Road), Chaoyang District
Price : 120 to 200 yuan (US$14.45-24.09)
||2003-10-03 - 2003-10-05
||The Marriage of Figaro will appear in a
brand-new look on stage in Beijing. Artists from China Central
Opera Theatre will reinterpret the classic. |
version sets only one scene on stage from beginning to the
Time : 7:30 pm, October 3-5
Place: Tianqiao Theatre,
Beiweilu, Xuanwu District