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2017.6.25 Sunday
  • Admission Hours
  • 10:00 – 19:00
  • Monday to Sunday
Exhibitions
  • 2017.3.19 - 2017.7.9

    The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) is proud to present “The New Normal: China, Art, and 2017,” a large-scale exhibition running from 19 March to 9 July 2017 with new and recent works by 23 artists and groups from China and beyond. Held in the Great Hall, Central Gallery, Long Gallery, and Nave, “The New Normal” takes China’s evolving national condition vis-à-vis the rising backlash against globalization on other continents as a point of departure, interrogating the efficacy of art—as a medium for both expression and action—in responding to a fragile and unpredictable present. Continuing UCCA’s ongoing commitment to emerging artists as well as its practice of mounting a center-wide survey of recent developments once every four years, first with “Breaking Forecast: 8 Key Figures of China’s New Generation of Artists” in 2009 and followed by “ON | OFF: China’s Young Artists in Concept and Practice” in 2013, “The New Normal” explores the state of art today against the backdrop of the unprecedented social realities of 2017. The exhibition is organized by UCCA curators Guo Xi, Yang Zi, Alvin Li, and Wenfei Wang working with UCCA Director Philip Tinari.

Programs
  • 2017.5.14 - 2017.7.15

    “National Theatre Live” is jointly staged by the National Theatre of China and the Royal National Theater. The program brings top productions from the stages of London and New York to Beijing and UCCA via high-definition screenings. The use of slide rails, close-ups, and other features offers audiences a detailed audiovisual experience that heightens the unique charms of the theater. After the successful run of “Political Circle” in spring, UCCA brings back two titles from the screening series—Coriolanus and Hamlet—for a second showing, together with the new screening series, “New Classic,” which includes Man and Superman, The Deep Blue Sea, The Threepenny Opera and One Man, Two Guvnors.

     

    Ticketing:

    Ticket Package (includes 2 ticekts):

    200RMB Ticket Package / Adult

    160RMB Ticket Package / UCCA Member

     

    Single Ticket:

    RMB 120 / Adult

    RMB 80 / 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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  • 2017.6.25 - 2017.6.25

    In conjunction with the ongoing exhibition “The New Normal: China, Art, and 2017,” the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) invites select artists, curators, and guests to present an artist talk series where they together explore the efficacy of art in responding to today’s continuously evolving states of exception.

     

    Color, shape, rhythm, energy, material…When layers of feelings clash and converge in the same space, could it give rise to a new system of sensory perception? As paintings and images leap out the two-dimensional surface of the cardboard and begin to transform in a three-dimensional spatial structure, has “painting” then adopted a new meaning, a bounded spontaneity? What role does space itself play in this shift? If Ma’s work X, on view in “The New Normal,” points to an ambiguous system of perception, allowing various elements to autonomously rehearse a fluid and theatrical play, then can we derive from this “ambiguity” an equally ambiguous “logic of sense”? From 2 to 3:30pm on 25 June 2017, UCCA invites artist Ma Jianfeng and “The New Normal” curators Yang Zi and Wang Wenfei for a conversation in the Pavilion of Exception (Nave) where they will together explore how space, material, and color affects an artist’s creative practice and our ways of seeing.

     

    Ticketing: Free

    Note:

    *Collect your ticket from reception 45 minutes before the event begins;

    *Please no late entry;

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

    *Please keep mobile devices on silent.

  • 2017.6.25 - 2017.6.25

    Film viewing is an experience and a ritual. For every two months, the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) collaborates with CNEX MOVIES to present a film screening series. This weekend’s screening is a members-only event, and features The Foolish Bird by Huang Ji and Ryuji Otsuka as well as The Shoe-shiner’s Journey by Li Xiaofeng and Jia Kai. The two documentaries invite us to conjecture the spiritual window of a brand new world.

     

    Ticketing:

    Ticket Package (includes 2 tickets):

    40RMB Ticket Package / Adult

    20RMB Ticket Package / UCCA Member

     

    The Foolish Bird

    30RMB /Adult

    20RMB / UCCA member

     

    The Shoeshiner’s Journey

    20RMB /Adult

    10RMB / 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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Special Events
  • 2017.2.28 - 2017.7.9

    UCCA is recruiting new docents for “The New Normal: China, Art, and 2017,” a group exhibition including work by 23 artists and artist groups from China and beyond, on view from 19 March to 9 July, 2017. Taking China’s evolving if still troubled national condition vis-à-vis the rising backlash against globalization on other continents as a point of departure, “The New Normal” arrays works that probe exceptional nodes as a way of examining underlying conditions, and surveys the current state of art in 2017, a curious point in history grounded in an imploding social reality. The exhibition continues the Center’s long-term research into new directions in China’s contemporary art scene as well as the institutional tradition of mounting a large-scale group exhibition once every four years begun with “Breaking Forecast: 8 Key Figures of China’s New Generation of Artists” in 2009 and continued with “ON | OFF: China’s Young Artists in Concept and Practice” in 2013.

    As UCCA docents, you will be provided the chance to learn from an extended list of world-renown artists and share your passion and insight on the exhibition with fellow art lovers. For all involved, joining in the UCCA docents team is not only a challenge, but also a precious encounter with art and life. This means each docent shoulders great responsibility, but your work will contribute to the public influence of contemporary art.