UCCA is proud to present the public program series of “ON | OFF: China’s Young Artists in Concept and Practice”, consisting of “Self-Made, Self-Said” and “Ways and Means.” Chinese artists born after 1975 represent a striking diversity of practices and positions with methodologies distinct from any of the previous generations.
They competitively put their arguments forward, stepping up as a brave new driving force. In this series, titled “Ways and Means”, the curators invite key artists of “ON | OFF” to join them in discussions concerning their respective practice and methodology. Grouped by the topic, the artists will reveal creative microcosms through talks and forums.
Ge Lei sees photography as the object of his historical research, while Chen Zhe uses photography as a documentary medium in his studies of marginalized groups. In “Photography as Object/Methodology”, the two artists join curator Bao Dong and share their individual experiences that have inspired their practices.
Artist, b. 1982 in Anhui, lives and works in Beijing. His solo exhibitions “Truth” (2010) and “Lighter” (2007) was shown in Shanghai and Chongqing, A4 Youth Artist Experimental Season 1st Round Exhibition. respectively.
Artist, b. 1989 in Beijing, lives and works in Los Angeles and Beijing. Notable works include Bees (2011) and The Bearable (2010).
Bao Dong (curator)