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Xiao SuSu

June 23, 2017
Vietnamese Must-Try
Beijing’s art scene is hip-happening, but where to go and what to see? It can be confusing navigating this sprawling metropolis’s cultural map, with galleries hidden in industrial areas and hutongs. Luckily, there’s an app for that…

Discover a whole world of art in this warren of a city with China’s first art app, guiding you through what’s on now and next. Art In The City – also available for Shanghai, and compatible with iPhone, iPad or iPod touch – allows you to browse amazing pictures, overviews and all the info you need with GPS and opening hours. It’s the handy cultural concierge in your pocket (or clutch bag), helping you to graze the smorgasbord of the capital’s arty events, without the stress.

From local shows to open studios, private art foundations and inspiring projects, the My Calendar function saves the stuff you’re interested in, so you’ll never miss out on a cool art experience again. The Beijing Art Map drills down into the 798 Art District, Caochangdi Village and elsewhere, making art-hopping a breeze. Exciting exhibs on now include Caochangdi’s Liu Di: Break With Convention, a solo show of surreal C-prints of giant humans and animals dwarfing the landscape, at Pékin Fine Arts (until 29 Apr), and Fata Morgana: New Works by GAMA showing shamanistic paintings by the Inner Mongolian-born artist, including dreamy deer, at Chambers Fine Art (until 4 May). Appy days!

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