Artists began gathering in the Beijing Songzhuang Art District in 1994. In ensuing twenty years, Songzhuang Art District has been a gat- hering place for more than ten thousand professional artists, transforming the area into the world‘s largest, most creative, and most influential contemporary art district.

The establishment of Art Archive has transformed the Beijing Songzhuang Cultural and Creative Industry Zone into a new landmark for the cultural innovation industry in China, and possibly the world, providing comprehensive, detailed, and abundant archival materials. The institution is a high point in the development of contemporary art in the Zone.

In August 2016, Art Archive was fully approved by the government to register as a public institution with the Beijing Tongzhou District Ministry of Civil Affairs.

Art Archive covers a usable space of 4,700 sqm, with 3,100 sqm of exhibition space on three floors. Archive Collections Room, Library and Reading Room, Offices, and Collection and Auxiliary Space, respectively, cover 400 sqm, 500 sqm, 400 sqm, and 300 sqm.


22 April 2023 till 22 May 2023

Cultural exchange is the sharing of different ideas, traditions and knowledge with people who may come from a completely different environment from yours. It is important to be aware of cultural differences when you are cooperating or interacting with people from different countries.

Cultural exchange and cooperation are important parts of the comprehensive China-EU strategic partnership. They play an irreplaceable role in enhancing mutual understanding between people and promoting the value of our relations. At the 14th China-EU Summit in 2011, the leaders stressed that cultural exchange is one of the three pillars of China-EU relations. After years of development, the cultural cooperation mechanism between China and EU Member States has become increasingly mature. As for some projects we can refer to a long-term relationship has been established between China's Forbidden City and the Louvre, China's National Museum and the three major German museums, the Palace Museum in Venice, the National Library of China and the British Library, and China's National Theatre and the National Theatre of England. In addition, Chinese cultural centres have been set up in France, Germany, Malta, Spain and Denmark, and institutions such as the Union Francophonie, the Goethe-Institute and the Spanish Cervantes Institute are all at the forefront of Sino-European cultural exchanges. All these projects have paved the way for the 50th anniversary celebrations and strengthen the cultural pillars of the comprehensive China-EU strategic partnership. “The high-level people-to-people dialogue can help to enhance mutual interest, understanding and opinion between the EU and China”, writes the writer Ding Wei.

Promoting respect and understanding of other cultures leads to encouraging cultures to flourish in their diversity in a globalized world. Interacting with other people adds to our understanding of their values and norms. This leads to strong relationships. Cultural exchange also adds value to life by inspiring new forms of artistic expression in a world leading to globalization.

Residing at the center of a multitude of disciplines, globalization an unavoidability in our society. It is an area of inquiry defined more by the questions it asks and by its purpose of study: the world as a whole and parts of it in relation to this whole.

Hu Jiebao (Director of Archive Art Museum) with Nour Nouri (director of Pashmin Art Consortia) and Doki Gao (co-curator)

From another perspective, some see globalisation as the importance of multinational corporations as increasingly present and powerful players in today’s society. Globalization also refers to the rapidly changing process of complex connections between societies, cultures, institutions and individuals around the world. It is a social process that involves a condensation of time and space, a reduction of distances through a dramatic reduction of time needed.

In the course of history, globalisation has been seen from early times but in a different pace. The first instances of grand ancient globalisation happened from east to west and now this is reversing from west to east like the circular waves, appearing on the surface of an enclosed body of water, when something falls within. The waves start from the center and become larger and larger and when they hit the enclosed wall, they return in the reverse direction toward the center. In a holographic world where everything is interconnected to everything, art is no exception.

In the last 30 years, Pashmin Art Consortia has been involved in introducing artists internationally in Europe, China, and the US. Now with the recent quick pace in developing internationalization of art in China, Pashmin Art introduces the range of art from the last decade of the second millennium to two decades of the third millennium. This exhibition will show the need for understanding others in contemporary world in order to have a better world for future generations. More than 400 artworks by artists from Austria, China, England, France, Germany, Latvia, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, and USA are exhibited in this grand exhibition.

We hope that this 50 years extends to another 50 years of cultural exchange between China and Europe.

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Songzhuang Contemporary Art Archive Museum, Beijing


Nour Nouri, Kenny Gu (谷澍)


Dr. Davood Khazaie, Dr. Marc Cremer-Thursby, Natalja Nouri


Dr. Ariel (艾蕾尔), Doki Gao (高玉洁)


Pashmin Art Consortia, Germany
Songzhuang Contemporary Art Archive Museum, Beijing

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Songzhuang Contemporary Art Archive Museum, Beijing


北京通州宋庄艺术区场馆联合会 Beijing Tongzhou Songzhuang Art District Venue Federation

北京市通州区文化和旅游局 Beijing Tongzhou District Culture and Tourism Bureau

北京市公安局通州分局宋庄派出所 Songzhuang Police Station, Tongzhou Branch of Beijing Public Security Bureau



Songzhuang Contemporary Art Archive Songzhuang Tongzhou, Beijing


Thursday – Saturday: 11 AM – 8 PM
Sunday: 11 AM – 6 PM