Always new surprises
Beijing Travel Blog› entry 35 of 45 › view all entries
April 9th, 2008 – by: musicidot
Anyhow, we finally got off at the Wangfujing station, and just trying to find the bus stop to go to the museum. We walked by the National Art College ä¸å¤®ç¾Žæœ¯å¦é™¢çš„ç¾Žæœ¯é¦† and we were like hey let's go in. They were having an art show of this lady artist. Funny thing was, she was standing outside, at the front door, right underneath her huge banner! IT was funny, looking up to the banner and see her face, and look down and see her real face.
I liked her works. It was not as pretentious as the 798 artists. I really didn't like 798, by the way.
Then we finished touring the 2/f show, and then we were determined to proceed to our intended destination. Found the bus stop, got on the bus, got off at the right stop, and we were hungry. Went into this regional noodles place, I liked it and was stuffed (actually I wasn't that hungry to begin with). Walked across the street and into the museum.
I was dissappointed. In fact, I was dissappointed at the whole Beijing art scene. I didn't like 798, which was supposed to be THE art district, and now, the NATIONAL art museum was just...alright. No note-worthy exhibits, and the design was somewhat tacky as well, not horrible, but... nothing inspiring.
AFterwards, we just walked around the museum. We went into this hutong, and it looked... really new, like, all concrete and clean. Interesting nonetheless because although a less dramatic reality, it's reality.
Then we got tired and went home.
THat was it.
I feel like a tourist in Beijing all over again. There are just so many hidden places yet have to be visited, in this city.
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