Despite the disappointing ‘comic con’, my little trip to Guangzhou wasn’t a total waste. In fact, I had a great time. It’s an amazing city, even bigger than the already-overwhelmingly mega cities of Shenzhen and Hong Kong. I recommend Turkish restaurants for example…
We decided to head to the Redtory/红专厂 art district, to showcase the lovely artistic side of the city. Like 798 in Beijing, it is made up of a former factory that has been refurnished into a space for galleries and hip little coffee shops. While Beijing’s version is far more successful and artistically valid, we make do with what we can in the Pearl River Delta.
To get there, simply go to Yuancun station and right outside exit B there is a shuttle bus which only costs 2 yuan. Drive through an urban village area, it’s a little out there, but transportation is very convenient.
Open 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
And then we made it!
Looks like a lot going on:
There was a quaint market, always fun to buy little trinkets and gifts.
Take a stroll to see the various shops.
Even some factory-themed readymades.
With many galleries featuring powerful works of painting, photography, and sculpture
916 Studio: The Persistence of Images curated by Wang Chuan
RMCA Hall: Black Birds exhibition by Israeli artist Avital Cnaani
The Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art featured an exhibit on “Neo-Mororism”
Tickets only 10 yuan
Lastly, I love this little mascot guy posted all over the place!