The Songzuhuang village in Tongzhou District in the suburbs of Beijing is said to be now home to over 2000 artists. Artists from all over the country have set up their residents. The artists are of different calibers and form from sculptors to painters to photographers and ranging from avant-garde to academic and yet they resemble each other greatly in their award winning talent, their love for freedom and independence and even their livelihood which is basically through the selling of their creations.
Living in courtyard houses that apparently has the ability to be converted into studios, these artists have come from all over china and their approach to art and their execution is as varied as their upbringing, creating a rich diversity and fertile ground for exquisite creations. Indeed the Art Exhibitions at Songzhuang village are a sight to see, and was inaugurated in 2005 October and since then has brought to light the potential and power of what is perhaps the largest artists’ commune in the World. Living mostly the countryside pleasant life, these artists love the simplicity and bonding with nature that affords them to blend with their art and portray from life and from imagination.
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