EXHIBITION of Final Work

No. 8 Jia District A
Airport Sideway
Caochangdi, Chaoyang
Beijing 100015

June, 27 2011, 7:30 @ BASE

Last Train Home

"A family embarks on an annual tormenting journey along with 200 other million peasant workers to reunite with their distant family, and to revive their love and dignity as China soars as the world's next super power."
(summary from IMDB)

Friday June 24, 7PM @ BASE

Matthew Niederhauser
Thursday June 22, 7PM @ B.A.S.E.

Thursday June 23, 7PM @ MOMA
T4 North District, MOMA, Dongzhimen Xiangheyuan Road No.1, Dongcheng District
co-sponsored by BASEbeijing + LKP Design
limited seats available, RSVP to Ms. Song 8571-2226

Huang Rui
artist and curator:
Thinking Hands, AT Cafe, 798 Arts District Founder

6:00 PM - Tour of grey box Ai Weiwei house and for hors d'ouevres and wine and an intimate discussion with Huang Rui

June 17, 2011, 7:30pm @ B.A.S.E.

Pizza from the wood-burning oven

Caochangdi's village leader, Zhang GenQi, visited BASE to give insight on his ongoing plans for the village.
The village leader has enacted many efforts to define the character of Caochangdi, which he believes will save the village from "urbanization."

June, 08 2011, 7:30 @ BASE


"In 1930s China a young woman is sent by her father to marry the leprous owner of a winery. In the nearby red sorghum fields she falls for one of his servants. When the master dies she finds herself inheriting the isolated business."
(summary from IMDB)

On June 1st, professor Zhao and Professor Xhang of BJUT, the Beijing University of Technology, visited BASE to give a talk titled "Urbanization of Rural Villages.

The enlightening talk was followed by a discussion including a Q&A session between the BASE team and the BJUT professors.

May 31, 2011, 7:30pm @ B.A.S.E.
Zhang-ke's 24 City

"Change and a city in China. In Chengdu, factory 420 is being pulled down to make way for multi-story buildings with luxury flats. Scenes of factory operations, of the workforce, and of buildings stripped bare and then razed, are inter-cut with workers who were born in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s telling their stories - about the factory, which manufactured military aircraft, and about their work and their lives, A middle-aged man visits his mentor, now elderly; a woman talks of being a 19-year-old beauty there and ending up alone. The film concludes with two young people talking, each the child of workers, each relaying a story of one visit to a factory. Times Change."
(Summary from IMDB)

With the arrival of three 'latecomers,' participant Lydia McMullen-Liard and BASE contributors Robert Adams & Tiffany Lin, the BASE 6.0 crew is complete and projects are in full swing.

We are also excited for the long overdue revival of this blog. Check back here soon for expanded project blogs as well as announcements for events hosted by BASE here in CaoChangDi and greater Beijing.