The Snowmen of 798

With a prestigious grant from the Asian Cultural Council, Hammer adjunct curator James Elaine moved to China in April 2008 to seek out emerging artists within China and throughout Asia. This blog provides a fascinating insight into Jamie’s travels and the art world in China.

The Snowmen of 798

Beijing has experienced several massive snowfalls this winter transforming the day-to-day urban landscape into a magical wonderland. What snarls traffic, ruins shoes, freezes fingertips, and soon turns to black slush is just another material in the hands of artists. Walking through the Beijing art district 798 I was delighted to see what artists and the locals spontaneously do here on days when they are ‘snowed in.’

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