UCCA Beijing


2013.4.26 - 2013.6.16


Limited edition print made after the exhibition poster Sur Marcel Duchamp, Librairie La Hune, Paris, May 5-30, 1959

Edition 13 from an edition of 40

65 x 50 cm


Location:  Long Gallery

Marcel Duchamp's Boîte-en-valise, a self-produced retrospective consisting of miniature reproductions of his key works, is a touchstone of contemporary art. In this exhibition, the valise is shown for the first time in Beijing with additional context provided by related works and a special selection of works by Chinese artists connected to this masterpiece. Taking its title from the subtitle of the boîte-en-valise itself ("From or by Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Selavy"), this exhibition is both the most comprehensive exhibition of Duchamp's work ever mounted in China, as well as an investigation into his lingering influence on the development of contemporary art in China. The exhibition includes works and pieces of archival material by and about Duchamp, as well as works by 17 Chinese artists.

For more information, please read the "DUCHAMP and/or/in CHINA" press release.


" If you are a big fan of Marcel Duchamp, known as ‘the father of modern art’, then be sure to visit Beijing’s 798 Art District as the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art presents a large amount of the French-American painter's work on Friday. The exhibition, in partnership with the Institut Francais de Chine, is the fanciest show of Duchamp's artwork in China to date.”

—People’s Daily & China Daily

“So when the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing announced that it would be hosting DUCHAMP and/or/in CHINA, an exhibition highlighting some of Duchamp's original work on the Chinese mainland for the first time ever, for art lovers it should be very big deal indeed.”

—Global Times

Works in the exhibition

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Marcel Duchamp

From or by Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy (The Box in a Valise)

1936-41 / 1966
68 miniature replicas and color reproductions of works by Duchamp contained in a cardboard box covered in red leather.
Edition 75 from a complete edition of 300
415 x 38.5 x 9.9 cm

Marcel Duchamp

Rotoreliefs (Optical Disks)

Set of six cardboard disks, supplied with a suspension unit, a wooden box covered with black velvet, supporting a motor on the back which drives a revolving turntable.
Disks printed on both sides in color offset lithography
Edition 75 from a complete edition of 150 Each disk 20 cm diameter; turntable 24.8 cm diameter.
box 37.5 x 37.5 x 8.5 cm

Marcel Duchamp


Aquatint after Marcel Duchamp's Bride, 1912, in collaboration with Jacques Villon.
Plate 49.5 x 31 cm; sheet 65 x 50 cm
Edition 12 from a complete edition of 200

Marcel Duchamp

New York Dada

Cover by Marcel Duchamp. Single sheet of paper, printed on one side and folded twice
36.8 x 25.5 cm

Marcel Duchamp

Self-Portrait in Profile

Limited edition print made after the exhibition poster "Sur Marcel Duchamp," Librairie La Hune, Paris, May 5-30, 1959.
Edition 13 from an edition of 40
65 x 50 cm

Yan Lei


Acrulic on canvas
200 x 150 cm

Huang Yongping

The Beard Was Easiest to Burn (1 of 4)

29.9 x 22.2 x 4 pieces
Courtesy of UCCA

Zheng Guogu

2000 AD, Rusty for Another 2000 Years No.11

Solid copper, dimensions variable, set of 21

Wang Xingwei


Oil on canvas
80 x 60 cm

Huang Yongping

Large Turntable with Four Wheels

Painted wood, metal
90x 120x 120 cm
Courtesy of Guanyi and the artist

Polit-Sheer-Form Office


Installation, cardboard box, unknown contents
30 x 18 x 31.5 cm
Courtesy the artist and MABSOCIETY

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