May 15 - September 13 2015
Throughout the Ruhr region in locations, China 8 brings you several exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art unlike anything that has been seen in world, to this extent, so far with130 artists showing with some 500 works.
Whilst a visit to just one participating museum is certainly a good experience, I can only urge you all to take the time to visit more than one house. Not only will your eyes be opened to the how young Chinese artists see the world, but you also then begin to understand the rich and diverse cultural landscape we have here in North Rhine-Westfalia. So far I have seen 4 of the 8 exhibitions, the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl being my favourite. The focus here is on videos, and what I saw there was just spellbinding. I could have stayed all day!
|the video of Yang Fudong at Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl|
For €18 one can purchase a pass which allows one entry to each house for an unlimited time. At weekends one can also use the free bright red shuttle buses to take you through the Rhine and Ruhr region to the various museums. Just show your pass to the driver. Timetable for the tours is here. Tickets can be purchased online or at each participating house.
RhineBuzz invites you to a free English tour of China 8 at the NRW-Forum on the last Friday of the month, you simply pay €6 to enter the exhibition. These tours will be given by Ann-Katrin Borgenstam who has spent an extended time in the Orient and has a strong interest in Asian culture.
Free RhineBuzz Tours in English at 8pm
RhineBuzz host a 'Stammtisch', a meeting place for the international community on each night of the tours. We ware in the bar from 7-10pm. You do not have to visit the exhibit to join us.
Come along and meet new people and find out what is happening for you in the city and at the upcoming Duesseldorf Welcome Day.
RhineBuzz is supported by the City of Düsseldorf