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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.
From 10 December 2016 to 8 June 2017, the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art presents “New Order: Altermondialisme” in collaboration with JUST SPACE. Inaugurating the space, the exhibition also celebrates the grand opening of the Sanya EDITION hotel. Featuring works from 25 leading Chinese contemporary artists grouped into different sections by medium, the exhibition marks the first step towards establishing a dynamic art platform in Hainan province.
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.