Once I read somewhere that in a perfectly balanced and comfortable world, art becomes a threatened species. Everything has being said, no statements to be made, no taboos left to be broken. The future of art may lay in the East where things are changing.
Beijing's 798 Art District turns this hypothesis into practice one might think. A lot to see and think about. A couple of years ago this place was a melting pot of opinions, the underground surfaced here. The edges are still sharp, but commerce starts to kick in, hence the many eateries and gift shops. Nevertheless, this place should be on your hot spot list. Go visit!