UCCA Statement on Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Outbreak

In light of the ongoing Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art is adjusting plans for upcoming exhibitions and other activities. We are following guidance from national and local government authorities, and closely following further developments. The safety of our visitors, staff, collaborating artists, and other members of our community is of the utmost importance to us. 

As per government advice, UCCA will be closed to the public through February, and all programs (performances, cinema events, workshops, and more) have been cancelled for the month. Re-opening will take place based on the recommendations of local authorities.

The exhibition “Immaterial/Re-material,” originally scheduled to run from February 22 to May 5 at UCCA Beijing, will be postponed until a later date. Other planned spring exhibitions, “Resistance of the Sleepers” (UCCA Dune, scheduled for March 8 to June 26) and a solo exhibition by Yan Xing (UCCA Beijing, scheduled for March 18 to June 16), will also be rescheduled.

Both locations of UCCA Kids in Beijing and Shanghai are closed, and will resume classes according to government recommendations for educational institutions. UCCA Store in Beijing is also closed until further notice.

At this time, we are taking special measures to ensure the health and safety of our staff. To avoid unnecessary travel, UCCA staff are currently working remotely, and are tentatively scheduled to return to the office on Monday, February 10. The UCCA site is being sterilized every 24 hours in accordance with government standards, and temperature monitoring systems have been installed at all entrances.

UCCA would like to thank all the artists, journalists, friends of the institution, and other stakeholders who have had to reschedule travel plans and visits to our museums due to this unexpected situation. We hope to see you soon, and thank you for your understanding and additional support during this trying time. UCCA sends its care and concern to those affected by the virus, and expresses our sincere gratitude to the medical staff and emergency response teams selflessly working to ensure public health.

For further updates regarding exhibitions and adjustments to our museums’ opening hours, please visit UCCA’s official website, or our social media platforms on WeChat, Weibo, and Instagram. Please contact press@ucca.org.cn for media enquiries, or email ve@ucca.org.cn for any questions regarding tickets and membership.