China – Day 11

Another great weekend here in Beijing!

As mentioned, our magazine Art Bank invited us to an art show on Saturday. I really didn’t know what to expect but I have to say it was pretty darn cool! The show was called Stripping and it was an international contemporary glass art exhibit.

We had to venture way far into an Art District of Beijing. It was filled with unique architecture and cute cafes and shops.

I’ve never seen so many crazy things made of glass! Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head! Haha sorry I just kind of wanted to sing that. But for real, there were so many cool things made of glass. I had no idea they were even possible.

In my one week with Art Bank, I have to say in my interest in contemporary art has increased significantly. I’m not sure I’ll ever become an expert, or even a collector, but I can definitely appreciate the creativity and hard work. It’s really quite beautiful and inspiring.

Saturday night we found a nice patio and watched a Chinese Michael Jackson impersonator. Really though, do I need to say more?

As Sunday comes to an end over here, I’m ready for work tomorrow and look forward to learning more about Chinese contemporary art and learning different ways to use my Communication/PR skills to help Art Bank magazine as much as possible.

Short and sweet folks! Stay tuned for more 🙂

Ashton Says: Always take opportunities to try something new. You never know what you may learn. An open mind is the best tool in life.

PS. I’ll give you one guess as to which piece was my favourite from the pics below. Ready… Go.

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