ARTIST RESIDENCY CHINA — BEIJING, no. 9
Haidian District, Beijing, location of the artist residency program at Inside Out Museum, is home to at least eleven major universities. Founded in 1911, Tsinghua University is a public research institute with a wide range of academic programs. Within it, the Academy of Arts & Design has a museum-quality gallery, 25 departments including architecture, graphic design, drawing, painting and other fine arts, a compact art supply store, and a bilingual menu at the coffee shop. The art building is new and enormous. Major concentrations of parked bikes, that are nearly absent from public streets, are used by most people to get around the large campus. No helmets ever.
Tsinghua University Academy of Arts & Design
Academy of Arts & Design lobby
Academy of Arts & Design gallery atrium
Gao Huijun (Heshang) solo retrospective
antique doors from knocked down buildings installed in the new art building gallery
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi announcement for speech to be given that night; no one stopped me from walking anywhere I wanted and taking photographs
gigantic new theater complex
student housing neighborhood
if you don’t like the way I fly, stay off the driveway
gate to original campus
original campus quad
roses are everywhere in Beijing in May
original campus includes a large traditional garden
Confucius, patriarch of education, popularized education for men of all classes
peonies were designated the national flower in 1903
garden essentials: rock, drum, and elegant stone bridge
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