SongZhuang Artist Village    宋庄画家村




                                                                                                                                                  In the east suburb of Beijing,there are about 3000-4000 artists lived in several villages around SongZhuang, forming the largest art community in the world, which is known as the artist village. Since 1994,Artist Village has built its international fame for China contemporary art,and many works here are sold directly to the international art market and favored by museums and collectors.



                                                                                                                                            The 1st SongZhuang art festival held by the gallery 由画家村画廊举办的第一届宋庄艺术节。



                                                                                                                                             "Peacock"performed by an artist lived in Japan  旅居日本的艺术家表演的孔雀舞



                                                                                                                                                  Jazzlized cultural revolution dance       Tug-of-war between different villages
                                                                                                                                                  被爵士化的文革舞蹈:革命无罪 造反有理       加油啊!各村之间的拔河比赛

                                                                                                                                                This self-formed art group tries to build China contemporary art image in the world by using their unique language to express and explain their understanding of the reality and life. They wish to drive China contemporary art forward by their art experiments and to live on art.




                                                                                                                                                     Martial Art by Chang 常老师的武术表演                              男生小合唱


                                                                                                                                            Fork instrument playing from Switzerland          Modern dance combined with painting                                                    by artistsfrom USA and Philipine.

                                                                                                                                            来自瑞士的艺术家表演了民间乐器演奏            美国和菲律宾的年轻艺术家合作了即兴舞蹈与绘画

                                                                                                                                                Coming from different places of China, most of the artists don’t have stable job, only living on selling their works. Some of them have their own houses and gardens, the others just rent houses from the peasants.To show their personality, their houses and gardens are different form each other, just like their different-style works.

                                                                                                                                                Far away from the mainstream,  these  artists' work surpasses the limitation of skill and shows more concept meaning. It reflects the conflict and combination of east and west, tradition and modern, dream and reality and expresses the artist’s concern to reality , human’s nature and their pursuing to idea. Their works are personal sentiment and experience, but that doesn’t make it hard to understand by public. The mode expressed by their works such as struggling, puzzling, beautiful, ugly, miserable, sad, happy and elegant and pizzazz, all reflect they unique understanding and explanation.

                                                                                                                                                To these artists, Songzhuang is not only the actual base for living, but also their spiritual support. You cannot find another place in the world where the artists can have so many comrades. Their love for art, pursuit of idea and freedom, similar toast, all these make them feel living in their own circle.



                                                                                                                                               The 2nd SongZhuang art festival held by the gallery 由画家村画廊举办的第二届宋庄艺术节




                                                                                                                                              Wife carrying competition                                   好玩的背妻比赛


                                                                                                                                            Tug of War     各村之间的拔河比赛

                                                                                                                                                 The fate of artists living in SongZhuang is different. Some of them are lucky successors, and some are failure-destined genius. But it is all of them that record the growth ring of the development of China contemporary art.



                                                                                                                                             林红的天气预报                      朱晓梅的琵琶独奏          马野的陕北民歌


                                                                                                                                            杨大卫一家的表演  老赵(已经去世)的诗朗诵:啊!我的女王    尽情舞蹈的王大侠和马鄢玲


                                                                                                                                             阿芳和光彩的半个月亮爬上来                                 三人组合




                                                                                                                                             啊!我的太阳                 忘情舞蹈的女画家朱晓梅         宋庄美女歌手阿芳

                                                                                                                                                   Because of its frequent contact with outside, Songzhuang is not just limit to its location and has become a general name for artist groups around SongZhuang. So the exhibition hold in Songzhuang is not only limited to artists in Songzhuang. Most SongZhuang artists are active in society as teachers, freelancer writers, musicians and bourgeois. All the artists living in SongZhuang have a common idea, that is, Art is the life style they agree and chose. So art in SongZhuang is more independent, immanent and placid.




                                                                                                                                                The dish won the first place in the art     cooking competion: steamed bread shaped in     breasts,bottom and organ which tasted with     sweet,sour ,bitter and hot----the joys and     sorrows of life.






                                                                                                                                                 ChengDanQing ,a famous artist returning from abroad, said: The future of Chinese fine art is in Song Zhuang”.It is true. By Comparing their works with those belong to the mainstream, you can understand what does he mean. 

                                                                                                                                               海外归来的著名艺术家陈丹青曾这样说过:“中国美术的未来在宋庄。” 他说得不错,只要将宋庄艺术家的作品与所谓的主流艺术家的相比较,你就能理解他指的是什么了。




                                                                                                                                            1. 来宋庄看什么?






                                                                                                                                            4. 怎样游览宋庄?

                                                                                                                                            5. 为什么画家村画廊要收费?

                                                                                                                                            6. 为什么画家村画廊是必看的景点?

                                                                                                                                            7. 除了艺术之外还能看些什么和做些什么?