Art Night

18:00 - 22:00

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) presents Art Night on August 24.

Don’t miss the “Art Night” series at UCCA! Once every summer, UCCA opens its exhibition halls and spaces to all Beijing residents and art lovers until 10pm, with live music, film screenings, BBQs, and public programs.

Installation Views

Installation Views

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Tie Fengzheng’s live performance


Wang Mai: Dire Straits Curated By Wang Xingwei: Specificity


Art dinner @ Timezone 8


UCCA Membership 10% off




Sambasia Barefoot Percussion Workshop at UCCA


【Art Cinema】Documentary Films from Spain and Mexico


‘No more working!’ concert by Wang Shengnan

Events Introduction

Tie Fengzheng’s live performance of their album A City’s Rural Outskirts

Time: 6:00pm – 7:20pm

Location: UCCA Café

Tickets: Free

Tie Fengzheng was one of China’s first “new music” bands, and has been signed to ShiLong Music since 2012. A simple set with guitars, bass, and a drum kit, they are very much a “band” in the traditional sense, known for their fluid light rock melodies and lyrics that often ring hauntingly true. A City’s Rural Outskirts is an album telling their disaffection from society, and their search for others who share their music and their point of view.

UCCASTORE 30% Off Sale

Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm


UCCASTORE maintains China's leading program of limited editions, having collaborated with more than fifty artists to produce specially commissioned works. It also showcases the work of cutting-edge designers, offering a wide range of original products found nowhere else. All UCCASTORE proceeds support the Center's programs and operations. Currently UCCA has two stores as UCCASTORE @ DESIGN and UCCASTORE @ ART.BOOKS. 30% off on specific products at Art Night.

Wang Mai: Dire Straits Night Viewing

Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Location: UCCA NAVE

Tickets: Free

For this exhibition, Wang has created an immersive environment that completely fills the UCCA’s soaring Nave, transforming it into a spectacular, absurdist landscape that is part waterway and part forest, an analysis of both a disappearing past and an uncertain future. The metaphor of the strait — a narrow divide that must be controlled and that often creates tension — allows Wang Mai to posit a parallel between the physical space in which the exhibition takes place and the wider geopolitical background against which it unfolds. For more information please click here.

Curated By Wang Xingwei: Specificity Night Viewing

Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Location: UCCA Long Gallery

Tickets: Free

In the final instalment of the long-running “Curated By…” exhibition series, the work of seven young artists Liu Weijian, Wang Xingjie, Wen Ling, Xia Guanglong, Zhan Yingxiang, Zhang Shujian, and Zhang Wuyun., as selected by one of China’s most interesting and intelligent painters, is showcased together for the first time. More information please click here.

Art Menu @ Timezone 8

Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Location: Timezone 8

Price: 150RMB / person

Timezone 8 Sushi, set up by Timezone 8 in collaboration with Hatsune, was designed by Hatsune’s founder Alan Wong and inspired by the 798 factories, architecture, and the red dinosaurs outside the UCCA entrance. For UCCA’s Art Night, Timezone Sushi has used their own creativity to create a special set menu, a fusion of art and cuisine, adding the color and joy foodie culture.

【Art Cinema】Documentary Films from Spain and Mexico ※

Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Location: UCCA Auditorium

Ticket: Free (reservation required)

In corporation with the Spanish Embassy and the Mexican Embassy, UCCA presents outstanding works from two important documentary film festivals—Documenta Madrid and DocsDF. These films not only portray the truths of local societies and humanity, but they also explore the many creative features of contemporary documentary filmmaking.

Sergio Oksman / 14’ / 2009 / Spain.


On July 7, 1961, the day Ernest Hemingway was buried, one of his most famous impersonators was seen at the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona. That strange appearance was merely a signal that, from that moment onwards, the figure of the famous writer would last in time via a throng of impersonators.

The movie was shot during Pamplona’s Festival of San Fermín in 2008, in Key West (Florida) and in the house where Hemingway committed suicide in Ketchum (Idaho). One of the main characters is Pío Guerendiáin, a methodical and constant photographer who has spent more than 50 years taking pictures of the “encierros” (running of bulls in the streets) from the very same corner.


Director: Jorge Creuheras / 71’ / 2011 / Mexico


This film is a passageway into different communities in Chiapas, Mexico, showing the essence of local life – a spirituality and close connection to the land. It documents the battle of those who preserve the lively light of our world, fighting every day to resist imposing political and commercial systems.

Wang Shengnan folk music performance I No More Working!

Time: 9:00pm – 9:40pm

Location: UCCA Café

Ticket: Free

Wang Shengnan was signed by ShiXi Music at the age of 18 and has been on stage at all the large music festivals in China. She has also starred in musical drama I’m Happy Being Lonely This Way. No More Working! is the 90s born playful Wang Shengnan’s first album.

UCCA-Sambasia Barefoot Percussion Workshop

Time: 7:45 pm – 88:45 pm

Location: UCCA Space

Ticket: Free (reservation required)

Drumming with heart. Dancing with passion. Partying like there’s no tomorrow. Partying like every day is Carnival.

We believe ANYONE and EVERYONE can be a drummer. And we’ve been proving it for 4 years.

For 4 years, SAMBASIA has been forming great percussion groups made up entirely of amateurs.

Now SAMBASIA and UCCA invite YOU to join us in creating mind-blowing rhythms.

Don’t worry, be happy.

10% Off UCCA Membership

Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: UCCA Reception

UCCA Membership gives you access to a valuable diverse community of like-minded individuals. We create opportunities for members to engage with each other and be involved with our comprehensive program of exhibitions and events.

As a non-profit institution, our membership program is vital to the sustainability of the center. Members contribute directly to the future of UCCA and enable a unique institution to create cutting-edge art experiences in Beijing.

All revenue generated by membership, sponsorship, entrance fees, and the UCCASTORE and hospitality sales goes to support our artists, programs, and operating costs.

For more information about UCCA Membership, please click here.


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