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2017.10.17 Tuesday
  • Admission Hours
  • 10:00 – 19:00
  • Monday to Sunday
Exhibitions
  • 2017.8.5 - 2017.10.22

    From 5 August to 22 October, 2017, the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) presents the solo exhibition “Zhao Bandi: China Party” in the Great Hall. The artist’s largest exhibition to date and his first institutional solo show in China, “Zhao Bandi: China Party” attempts to outline nearly three decades of the artist’s practice and presents more than a dozen of his works and projects from 1987 to the present. The included works span fashion design, video, film, performance, and painting. Throughout his career, Zhao Bandi (b. 1966, Beijing) has used art to investigate and reflect on nearly three decades of dynamic transformations, offering a romantic and personal account of China’s evolving reality. For Zhao, social development is a hybrid process, which he has described as “a fantastic party” that conflates the joys and sorrows of life. Sometimes an ardent activist and at other times a calm observer, Zhao steps in and out of this mesmerizing party to chase the rapidly changing zeitgeist with humor and irony. Moving fluidly between ideological critique, value interrogation, and personal expression, Zhao’s work is tinged with a sense of absurdity. And yet for all their playfulness, his interventions earnestly aim to harness the power of media and culture to reshape the contemporary condition.

  • 2017.9.15 - 2017.12.17

    Curators: Boliang Shen and Zhanglun Dai

    Artists: Chen Zhou, Liu Shiyuan, Nabuqi, Li Ran

    This exhibition grows from modern Chinese writer Ba Jin’s eponymous 1947 novel, which recounts the collapse of a family of intellectuals owing to domestic conflict against a background of national crisis. The curators invited the four artists, after reading the story, to play the roles of its four protagonists through their own artistic creation. Throughout the period of creation, the artists interacted with and responded to each other from their respective roles, forming a sort of creative collective built on the foundation of the novel. The final presentation of the exhibition is the artists’ response to their fictional personae as well as their current lived reality. The overlapping and mixing of these responses, in turn, structures a new space, a new text.

Programs
  • 2017.7.10 - 2017.10.22

    Dear potential Docents:

    Hope you are having an amazing summer. We are more than thrilled to inform you that we are seeking for new docents for our upcoming exhibition “Zhao Bandi: China Party,” on view from 5 August to 22 October, 2017.

    Being a part of the docent group at UCCA, there will be plenty of opportunities to get to know the artist personally during trainings, conferences, and panel discussions. You will also meet so many people just as passionate about art as you are. We are so excited to have you as a part of the group to have deep meaningful conversations with the audience about the exhibition, art, and what is happening in the contemporary world. Being a docent is challenging, but by doing so makes you think about aspects life from an artistic perspective, that which you may have never experienced before. It means a lot to us to have you as part of the exhibition to interact with and guide the audience, and have conversations about art.

    For potential docents, please read the application instruction below. If you are already a part of the docent group, no need to apply for the second time, we will keep you updated through email and Wechat about the trainings and conferences coming soon.

  • 2017.9.9 - 2017.10.28

    “Live from Stratford-upon-Avon” marks a new collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company and Trafalgar Releasing, which has since 2013 sought to introduce the best Shakespeare plays on stage to audiences all over the world. “Live from Stratford-upon-Avon” will screen selected live productions from Shakespeare’s hometown by the Royal Shakespeare Company. This autumn, the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) and Beijing’s ATW Culture Media Co., Ltd. premieres screenings of The TempestKing LearLove’s Labour’s Lost, and Much Ado About Nothing. The use of slide rails, close-ups, and other features offers audiences a detailed audiovisual experience that heightens the unique charms of the theater.

     

    Ticketing:

    RMB 120 / Adult

    RMB 80 / UCCA member

     

    200RMB Ticket Package / Adult

    160RMB Ticket Package / UCCA member

     

    Note

    *Enjoy UCCA Member ticket prices with the purchase of a yearly membership card (RMB 300);

    *Collect your ticket from reception 30 minutes before the event begins;

    *Please no late entry;

    *Seating is limited, and tickets must be collected individually;

    *Please keep mobile devices on silent.

     

    Scan the QR code below to sign up for UCCA membership and enjoy exclusive member benefits.

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  • 2017.10.6 - 2017.10.27

    UCCA is pleased to launch “UCCA Friday Cinema,” a screening series to be held on every Friday throughout October organized in partnership with Beijing Hugoeast Media Co. Ltd. Following the “Scene One” screening series in September, this month’s theme is “The Second Sex,” inspired by Simone De Beauvoir’s eponymous polemic written in 1949. This film screening series focuses on the rights and social status of women, and explores contemporary female living conditions. All ten directors of these films are women, and so are the screenwriters. Among these films, Petersburg. A Selfie is a combination of seven short stories directed by seven female directors. Most members of the film crew for The Levelling were female, whereas We Used to Be Cool is a story centered on a female director. This series provides the audience with a set of unique perspectives in order to delve into the subjectivity of these creative female directors.

     

    Ticketing:

    Single ticket: 30 RMB/ Adult

    Single ticket: 20 RMB/ UCCA Member

     

    Set tickets: 100 RMB/ 4 films/ Adult

    Set tickets: 60 RMB/ 4 films/ UCCA Member

     

    Reminder:

    Set tickets include 4 different films.

     

    Note

    *Enjoy UCCA Member ticket prices with the purchase of a yearly membership card (RMB 300);

    *Collect your ticket from reception 30 minutes before the event begins;

    *Please no late entry;

    *Seating is limited, and tickets must be collected individually;

    *Please keep mobile devices on silent.

     

    Scan the QR code below to sign up for UCCA membership and enjoy exclusive member benefits.

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  • 2017.10.13 - 2017.10.17

    The Art of Well-Being: A Workshop on Healing and Transformation 

    From 13 October to 15 October, the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) invites Dutch choreographers Dr. Marloes van Houten and Rosa Allessie to host a series of workshops focusing on body, spiritual healing, and transfomation. In these series of workshops partcipants will learn to utilized the Life/Art Process, invented by the choreographers, along with dance and expressive arts therapy pioneers Anna and Daria Halprin, who founded the Tamalpa Institute in California in 1978. They employ a movement-based approach, whereby somatic psychology, visual art-making, poetry, dance, and performance art are joined together to facilitate the Life/Art Process that promotes embodied healing and transformation. The approach can be used in therapeutic trajectories as a well as to deepen choreographic and performance processes.

    Themed around “reinventing home,” this workshop series attempts to take the concept of “home” into question. What is “home”? Is it needed to deconstruct and reconstruct to create a place/space/body known as home? How can one sustain a place that feels like home? Participants will learn to use movement, dance, as well as collage-making, poetry, and vocalization to discover what it means “to be at home,” and how we can sustain this place and feeling while living in a bustling city like Beiijng.

     

    Deep Fall Puppet

    This performance is in conjunction with the exhibition “Cold Nights” in UCCA’s Central Gallery, which is inspired by modern Chinese writer Ba Jin’s eponymous 1947 novel. Curated by Boliang Shen and Zhanglun Dai, the exhibition explores the performativity of creative acts, and the potential of artistic collaboration in times of precariousness and disillusionment.

    Two female Dutch choreographers and dancers, Marloes van Houten and Rosa Allessie, have been invited to merge their bodies with the world of Ba Jin’s novel. In their choreographic response to the “Cold Nights” exhibition, they explore the subjectivity of the protagonists. They inhabit and reflect on the struggle between manipulation, love, jealousy, modernism, and conservatism. The dancers start as sculptures that gradually come to life, allowing the the dance, their relationships, and the narrative to unfold.

    The exhibition, as well as the choreography of Marloes van Houten and Rosa Allessie, are both the artists’ response to their fictional personae and their collective reflection on current reality. The overlap and mixture of these responses construct a new space, a new text.

     

    10.13(Fri)19:00-22:00   Workshops#1

    10.14(Sat)9:00-12:00   Workshops#2

    10.15(Sun)9:00-12:00   Workshops#3

    10.17(Tue)14:00-14:15  Performance#1

    10.17(Tue)15:00-15:15  Performance#2

    10.17(Tue)16:00-16:15  Performance#3

     

    Ticketing:

    Workshops:

    Single Ticket: 300 RMB/ Adult

    Single Ticket: 260 RMB/ UCCA Member

     

    Set Ticket: 800 RMB/ 3 Workshops/ Adult

    Set Ticket: 650 RMB/ 3 Workshops/ UCCA Member

     

    Performance:

    Adult/General Visitor:

    Free, exhibition ticket required

     

    Workshop, UCCA and Inside-out Theater member:

    Free, exhibition ticket not required

     

    Note

    *Enjoy UCCA Member ticket prices with the purchase of a yearly membership card (RMB 300);

    *Collect your ticket from reception 30 minutes before the event begins;

    *Please no late entry;

    *Seating is limited, and tickets must be collected individually;

    *Please keep mobile devices on silent.

     

    Scan the QR code below to sign up for UCCA membership and enjoy exclusive member benefits.

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  • 2017.10.15 - 2017.10.22

    Drawing is not only the foundation of painting, but also of all visual arts, and ultimately of perception. Come join us at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in October to draw under the guidance of our experienced teacher. You will not only gain the skills for artistic creation and comprehension, but also change the way you interact with the world outside of the museum.

    This month, UCCA is offering two drawing classes for UCCA’s members. For the first class, students will be guided to draw after closely studying the artworks exhibited in the Great Hall and the Central Gallery. For the second class, students will each choose a painting master’s landscape and reproduce their own version, which will allow them to learn specific sketching and watercolor painting techniques. Our drawing classes are geared towards adult students with all levels of experience. For absolute beginners, our teacher will teach you the basics of line, perspective, and contour so that you can build the necessary groundwork. For those with a background in art, you will be given the opportunity to hone your current skills and try your hand at other mediums.

     

    Ticketing:

    Single ticket: 180 RMB/ UCCA Member

    Set tickets: 330 RMB/2 classes/UCCA Member

     

    Reminder:

    Set tickets include 2 different classes

     

    Note

    *Enjoy UCCA Member ticket prices with the purchase of a yearly membership card (RMB 300);

    *Collect your ticket from reception 30 minutes before the event begins;

    *Please no late entry;

    *Seating is limited, and tickets must be collected individually;

    *Please keep mobile devices on silent.

     

    Scan the QR code below to sign up for UCCA membership and enjoy exclusive member benefits.

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