'Since 2008, Arrow Factory has operated as a modestly sized independently run storefront art space located in the center of downtown Beijing. Aimed at reaching a diverse public made up of neighboring residents, as well as local and international art audiences, Arrow Factory has been instrumental in fostering avenues for artistic production in China that engage meaningfully with notions of place and urban space. 3 Years: Arrow Factory documents the wide range of site-specific projects mounted by Chinese and international artists in Arrow Factory's first three years and allows readers to catch a glimpse of the fleeting connections that situate these practices within China's larger intellectual and artistic zeitgeist.' (Back cover)

Features essays by Beatrice Leanza, Ken Lum, Ou Ning, and Dan S. Wang; includes conversations with artists Li Jinghu and Patty Chang, as well as Arrow Factory's neighbors and local residents. Project chronology is provided.

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San nian shu jian chang kong jian er ling ling ba nian zhi er ling yi yi nian

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Editors' Preface

An Arrow - OU Ning, 歐寧

Tricky Contractions — Notes on Non-Functional Sites - Beatrice LEANZA


Slice: Rania HO and Wei WENG

It's Not About the Neighbors: WANG Gongxin

Light: KAN Xuan


Rooftop Walking & Going Up and Step Down: Koki TANAKA

Untitled: LI Ming

Take the Dark Out of the Night Time: Euan MACDONALD

38 Jianchang Hutong: ZHANG Peili

A Smooth Pebble in the Stream of (the) Capital - Dan S. WANG, 王念華

Li Jinghu and Wang Wei in Conversation


Vive la Différence: NI Haifeng

Just Around the Corner

Nutella: LIM Tzay Chuen

Speaking Out of Turn: LIANG Yuanwei

Locals Only: YAN Lei

Another Market: HONG Hao

Coming Soon: Ken LUM

I Won't Make Any Trouble for You: WANG Wei

Past Opportunity III: LIU Chuang

Over 600 Choices: LIN Tinmiao

Channel Me: NIE Mu

Snowman: LI Jinghu

Public Service Announcement — The Art of the Scam

One-Man Theater: WEN Peng

Special Event: Arrow Factory Bake Shop

Coming Soon - Ken LUM, 林蔭庭

Patty Chang, Rania Ho and Pauline J. Yao in Conversation


Touch Would: Patty CHANG

Big Family: Brothers, Not Comrades - LIN Yilin, CAI Qing, CAI Wei and FANG Lu

Untitled: Patty CHANG and Rania HO

Xijing Olympics: Xijing Men

No Soul for Sale — A Festival of Independents: Johann ARENS and Stefan SULZER

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Conversations with Neighbors

Project Chronology

3 Years: Arrow Factory 2008–2011
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Arrow Factory: 3 Years (2008–2011), 箭廠空間三年書 (2008-2011)

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