UCCA Beijing

Paweł Althamer and Philip Tinari in Conversation


Location:  UCCA Auditorium
Language:  In English with Chinese simultaneous interpretation

Polish contemporary artist Paweł Althamer incorporates social practice and relational aesthetics into his artworks. Paweł Althamer’s artworks are rooted in an awareness of the inextricable sociality of cultural production. He is creating an open-ended dialogue among participants in which communication takes place by interacting.

After the opening of the exhibition, UCCA invites Paweł Althamer and Philip Tinari to discuss the iconic works(Draftsmen’s Congress and Venetians ) in his first institutional exhibition in China, and to explore the relationship between individual identity, social relations, and the making of art.

Ticketing & Participation: Free, ticket required.

*Please bring an ID card to rent simultaneous interpretation equipment. Equipment rental is free.

*Doors close 30 minutes after event begins.

*Tickets are limited. No late entry.

*Collect your ticket from the ticket desk 30 minutes before the event begins.


Paweł Althamer was born in 1967 in Warsaw, where he lives and works today. He studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He has held solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2001); Foksal Gallery Foundation (Warsaw, 2004); Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2006); Fondazione Nicola Trussardi (Milan, 2007); Secession (Vienna, 2009); Deutsche Guggenheim (Berlin, 2011); and New Museum (New York, 2014). Select group exhibitions include presentations in Documenta X (1997); Manifesta 3 (2000); Venice Biennale (2003, 2013); Istanbul Biennial (2005); Berlin Biennale (2006, 2012); and Gwangju Biennale (2010).

Philip Tinari