Gallery Weekend Beijing has begun to extend its program offerings year-round, growing our platform for internationally-minded art appreciation and collecting. We’ve worked closely with contemporary art professionals in China and around the world to organize a series of exclusive events, including exhibition openings, previews, professional guided tours, private salons, lectures, artist studio visits, private dinners, parties, and international art exchange trips.
We hope by expanding our calendar we can cater to a broad array of individuals – young collectors who need an additional perspective, seasoned collectors who want to organize and refine their holdings, corporations, and art practitioners who want to enter the core of the contemporary art world.
Designed for New Collectors, Corporate Clients
Gallery Weekend Beijing has identified the best upcoming art exhibitions and collaborated with local organizations to present a series of VIP activities like guided tours, private salons, etc., allowing guests to participate in the Beijing art world as participants, rather than as a passive audience, and giving them a multi-dimensional sense of contemporary Chinese art today.
Accompanied by professional tour guides and equipped with wireless earphones
Covers all exhibition tickets throughout the trip
Exclusive car service connecting to all art destinations
Drinks and refreshments provided
798 Art Zone, Beijing
Guest speaker: Fang Fang Gallery Weekend Beijing invited gallerist Mr. Fang Fang to conduct a professional guided tour of Beijing galleries and non-profit institutions.
798 Art Zone, Beijing
798 Art Zone, Beijing
Four routes were designed to facilitate a variety of exhibition preferences. Eighteen galleries in 798 Art Zone extended their opening hours for guests of Gallery Weekend Beijing.
Caochangdi Art District, Beijing
Guest Speaker: Jinyu Xie
We invited the well-known collector Mr. Jinyu Xie to share his experiences collecting contemporary Chinese art. He engaged the audience in an in-depth conversation regarding how and where to start collecting contemporary art. A VIP guided tour of exhibition previews in the Caochangdi Art District preceded the talk.
Location: Mainland, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan
Designed for: Experienced Collectors, Art Practitioners
Gallery Weekend Beijing presents a survey of major contemporary art fairs and other promising art events across the country. At these events, we aim to connect collectors with a network of galleries through banquets and cocktail parties, allowing for a thoughtful exchange of professional insights and experiences in the art world.
During Art Shenzhen, Gallery Weekend Beijing invited a number of Beijing galleries to Shenzhen to share a relaxed art luncheon with experienced collectors in the Pearl River Delta Region.
798 Live House, Beijing
Guests joined us for an experimental concert experience, a guided tour, and a night of wine and cocktails.
Designed for: Experienced Collectors, Directors and Senior Managers of Contemporary Art Institutions
This international art tour is committed to creating an intimate experience for collectors, gallerists, and museum directors who wish to travel and explore the cultural landscapes of the world’s art capitals. We present a custom-tailored itinerary for our VIP guests and connect them with key figures in local art scenes.
Gallery Weekend Beijing VIP guests were invited to come on a river cruise embarking from Shiliu Pu Pier in Shanghai. Functioning as a warm-up for Gallery Weekend Beijing 2020, the Marine Princess yacht sailed along the moonlit Huangpu River. The buzzing DJ Shackup soundtracked the proceedings.
The Gallery Weekend Beijing × Zurich Art Weekend exchange project connects the contemporary art landscapes of these two world-class cities, showcasing their respective art landscapes, expanding our guests’ understanding of the countries’ cultures, and promoting a dialogue between public and private institutions, foundations, art galleries, enterprises and art sponsors.
Gallery Weekend Beijing and Zurich Art Weekend joined hands with Uli Sigg to invite eight important collectors, museum directors, and heads of foundations and art institutions to join in a Zurich cultural and artistic journey. Over the course of five days (the week before Art Basel in Switzerland), we arranged private guided tours and collection tours (including with Maya Hoffman, Michael Ringier, Ursula Hauser and other important European collectors), allowed VIPs to interact closely with the most influential figures in Swiss contemporary art, visited important scenic spots in Zurich, visited non-profit organizations and galleries under the guidance of curators, and attended parties, private receptions and VIP dinners.
October 1 to 4, 2019
Gallery Weekend Beijing and our VIP guests were invited to join Frieze for an exclusive art program during Frieze London & Frieze Masters, which included visits to some extraordinary private collections (such as those of Valeria Napoleone and Christine Pillsbury) and artists' studios rarely open to the public as well as free access to exhibitions in major museums (including Hyundai Commission: Kara Walker at Tate Modern, Albert Oehlen at the Serpentine Galleries, the National Gallery: Gauguin Portraits, South London Gallery: Danh Vō, Victoria and Albert Museum: Tim Walker, and the National Portrait Gallery: Elizabeth Peyton) and so on.