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In the beginning of the 21st century, 798 factory has reorganized its business while the unoccupied factory buildings have been reused for the building of art zone and the development of the art-related industry.

After 16 years of development, Beijing 798 Art Zone has transferred from the original electronic production factory into an area of creative culture industries, which are merged by multiple cultural forms.

At present, 798 Art Zone has become an indicator of Chinese contemporary art and a cultural business card, 798 has evolved into a cultural concept and became an important platform for communication of art and culture, domestic and overseas.
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Getting Here
Bus: 401, 402, 405, 445, 909, 946, 955, 973, 988, 991 at the south station of Dashanzi intersection station, and subway line 14, Exit C or B, then take the northbound bus for two stops;
Subway: Subway Line 10 Liangmaqiao Exit C, and transferred to 402, 405, 909, Line 1 Sihui Station and transferred to 402, 405, Line 15 Wangjing Station and transferred to bus 445.
By car: Take the Fourth Ring Road to Jiuxianqiao Road on the Dashanzi Roundabout, then enter the 798 from the entrance of No. 2 Jiuxianqiao Road or No. 4 at Jiuxianqiao Road. Parking is available in the art district.
About 798

Introduction

Beijing Sevenstar Science & Technology Group Co., Ltd. (owner and operator of the 798 Art Zone)is a large high-tech industrial group with R&D, production, sales, service and foreign investment in accordance with modern enterprise management system, which originated from the 157th Major Project of the First Five-Year Plan—State-owned North China Wireless Equipment Factory , i.e., 718 Joint Factory, including 700 Factory, 706 Factory, 707  Factory, 718 Factory, 797 Factory, 798 Factory.

In the beginning of 21st century, 798 factory has reorganized its business while the unoccupied factory buildings have been reused for the building of art zone and the development of the art related industry.

After 16 years of development,Beijing 798 Art Zone has transferred from the original electronic production factory into an area of creative culture industries, which are merged by multiple cultural forms.

At present, 798 Art Zone has become an indicator of Chinese contemporary art and a cultural business card,  798 has evolved into a cultural concept and became an important platform for communication of art and culture, domestic and overseas.

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2002.7—2005.4

The establishment of 798 Art zone led by Mr. Wang Yanling, the Director of 798 Factory 

Artists and art institutions gradually settled in 798 Art Zone and they were the major parts of the early stage 798 Art Zone.


2005.5—2008.12

A stage of standardizing management of 798 Art Zone

With rapid increase of art institutions, 798 Art Zone entered a stage featuring art works trade as its major form of business growth.


2009.1—2013.12

A stage of rapid development of 798 Art zone

With 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the 798 Art Zone has gained more influence and become the cultural and tourist attraction of Beijing.


2014.1— Present 

A stage of overall development

Prestigious art and cultural institutions galleries and all over the world and over 1000 artists have settled in 798 Art Zone. By the end of 2018, there are 515 art institutions in798 Art Zone, among which there are 60 foreign cultural institutions  from 25 countries and regions.By 2020, there will be 300 art and culture institutions and by 2025, there will be 350.

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创始人

Wang Yanling

Founder of 798 Cultural and Creative Industry

Mr. Wang Yanling is the CEO of Beijing Seven Stars Chinese Electric and Technology Group Co., Ltd. and the Chairman of Beijing 798 Cultural and Creative Industry Investment Co., Ltd. Mr. Wang is a professor-level senior engineer and the founder of the 798 Art District.

In 2006, he served as the CEO of Seven Stars Electronics, and laid out 20 cutting-edge science and technology projects. He has successively obtained market applications, which enabled the company to achieve leap-forward development to be successfully listed in 2010.

After serving as the CEO of the Seven Stars Group in 2010, he comprehensively adjusted the developmental strategy of the affiliated company´s 1977 audio shares, making the company the core supply and service of audio for Tiananmen, the 19th National Congress, the Military Parade at Zhu Rihe and Nanhai Military Parade. The company was guaranteed and successfully listed on the third market on December 29, 2016.

In 2002, under his leadership and promotion, he created the 798 Art District, which transformed the vacant old industrial plant into the world-famous art district today.

In 2018, the number of visitors to the 798 Art District reached 8.08 million, of which more than 25% were from overseas. According to a CNN survey, after the Great Wall, the 798 Art District became the second-ranked destination in Beijing. The number of heads of world-class organizations visiting 798 has reached 131; and annual art exhibitions and brand activities reached 2507.