The best exhibitions in Beijing this February

The best exhibitions and art events in Beijing this February

Qiu Zhijie: Mappa Mundi at UCCA
Our pick of the best art events and exhibitions happening in Beijing this February. Some are on all month, while some are one-off events, so make sure you don't miss your chance to see some of the most talented names in contemporary art while they're showing in the capital.

Events disappear from this page as they pass, so if you're looking at a sparse page you missed the boat [sad face]. But come back next month for another glut of events to keep you entertained.

Qiu Zhijie: Mappa Mundi

Critics' pick

With a background in calligraphy, Chinese artist Qiu Zhijie makes stunning ink maps, taking elements of traditional topographical and spatial maps and using them to explore connections between different ideas, individuals and incidents, weaving them together, and offering a possibility for understanding them in relation to each other.

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Photo Exhibition: The Last Ladies with Bound Feet

Critics' pick

These days foot binding no longer exists, but you can still find some older ladies who suffered tremendously when they were trying to achieve the perfect little foot. The exhibition shares some of the stories of the very last ladies left with bound feet, as told to Cameron Hack from Humans of China.

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Café Zarah , 46 Gulou Dong Dajie Every weekday Free

Greetings from South Korea

Critics' pick

Featuring work from more than ten Korean photographers, Greetings from South Korea presents a multi-faceted perspective of South Korean photography through the ages. Consisting of three parts, this exhibition explores South Korean society during the mid-20th century, artistic influences from the West and contemporary photography from today's youth.

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Three Shadows Photography Art Centre , 155 Caochangdi Every day except Monday

Yang Mushi: Vanishing into Thin Air

Critics' pick

Vanishing into Thin Air is emerging Chinese artist Yang Mushi's third solo exhibition in Beijing. The main focus of the exhibition, Illuminating (2018), is a series of neon light works that aim to challenge the individual to see how society's rules and restrictions impact everyday life. Alongside these dazzling lights sits Yang's other series, Dark(2016-2018), in which black pieces stand sharply against white walls with a strict beauty.

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Galerie Urs Meile (麦勒画廊) , 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu Every day except Monday Free

After Nature

Critics' pick

UCCA presents After Nature, the inaugural exhibition at the UCCA Dune Art Museum, the newest addition to UCCA’s growing portfolio of projects. Included are works by nine Chinese artists who span a range of generations, born between 1942 and 1988. 

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UCCA Dune , Beidaihe 13 Oct - 07 Apr

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