UCCA Beijing

“Duchamp and/or/in China” Expert Perspective: Duchamp and Western Contemporary Art


Location:  UCCA Auditorium
Language:  In Chinese only

UCCA proudly presents the “DUCHAMP and/or/in CHINA” public program series, to run in parallel with the exhibition. The series starts with a lecture by art historian, writer, and translator Wang Ruiyun on Duchamp and Western contemporary art. A respected scholar in the field of Western art history in China, Wang Ruiyun will explore the significance of Duchamp in the development of modern art in the West, and consider the question of aesthetic value in relation to Duchamp’s readymades.

This lecture marks the start of a series of lectures, talks, and film screenings on the subject of Duchamp’s life and artistic practice.


Wang Ruiyun is an art historian, writer, and translator. She has two MAs in Art History from the Chinese National Academy of Arts, and Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, USA, respectively. She is the author of Marcel Duchamp: A Biography, and translated Pierre Cabanne’s Dialogues with Marcel Duchamp into Chinese.


Philip Tinari (Director, UCCA)