Your summer holiday guide to Beijing's best exhibitions

Updated 2017-07-19 16:48:32 chinadaily.com.cn

As we embrace the hottest days of summer, students are starting their summer holidays. Have you made plans yet to survive the scorching heat and make the most of your time off? Beijing's swathe of exhibitions is the ideal way to stay out of the heat and expand your mind at the same time. Here are some of the best exhibitions ongoing in the city.

Workers install a copy of Michelangelo's David at Birds Nest Culture Center in Beijing. Michelangelo's David statue has been put together and will be open to the public at the Bird's Nest International Art Exhibition from July 15 to October 10. The full-size replica produced by professor Andrea Chiesi is six meters high. With the support of Casa Buonarroti Museum, the Bird's Nest International Art Exhibition will display 105 art treasures.

1. The Divine Michelangelo Art Exhibition

The exhibition, comprises 105 items, demonstrating Michelangelo's artistic achievements in drawing, sculpture, architecture, poetry and fresco.

It features several of his renowned statues including one of only three life-size replicas of David in the world.

Using VR technology, the exhibit recreates the medieval scene from hundreds of years ago allowing visitors to feel as if they are in the Sistine Chapel looking at the Genesis and The Last Judgment.

If you go:

10 am - 9 pm, through Oct 10. Bird's Nest Culture Center, 1 National Stadium South Road, Chaoyang district. 010-64553358. 40 -160 yuan ( - )

Visitors experience the interactive digital installations at the show teamLab: Living Digital Forest and Future Park in Beijing.
Visitors experience the interactive digital installations at the show teamLab: Living Digital Forest and Future Park in Beijing.

2. teamLab: Living Digital Forest and Future Park

A Tokyo-based group that brings engineers and artists together for global projects has made their China debut with an interactive exhibition. It is one of the largest interdisciplinary art collectives in the world.

Calling themselves "ultra-technologists", they have created light and sound installations, mixing art and technology that enthrall audiences.

Their digital installations are now shown at exhibitions in seven cities around the world, including the China debut exhibition, teamLab: Living Digital Forest and Future Park, at Pace Gallery's space in Beijing.

If you go:

10 am - 6 pm, through Oct 10 (Mondays closed). Pace Beijing, 798 art district, 2 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang district, Beijing. 010-59789781. 80 -150 yuan

Workers install a copy of Michelangelo's David at Birds Nest Culture Center in Beijing. Michelangelo's David statue has been put together and will be open to the public at the Bird's Nest International Art Exhibition from July 15 to October 10. The full-size replica produced by professor Andrea Chiesi is six meters high. With the support of Casa Buonarroti Museum, the Bird's Nest International Art Exhibition will display 105 art treasures.

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