UCCA Beijing

Ted Nash at UCCA
Jazz for Rauschenberg

2016.8.19 - 2016.8.20

Performing Arts
Location:  Atrium

Starting 15 August, UCCA hosts Ted Nash for a full week of workshops, performances, and events. Seeking ispiration from Rauschenberg’s works on display during afternoons of improvisation, Nash will then be joined with Beijing-based musicians for evening rehearsals. The week culminates in a two-night performance (19 & 20 Aug) in UCCA’s atrium from 7:30 to 9pm.

The encounter of Nash’s jazz performance with Rauschenberg’s works is not just a collaboration between music and visual art. It represents new perspectives on collaboration bridging mediums, generations, and nationalities. As for what happens inside the museum, Ted Nash himself is waiting to find out.

Ted Nash’s UCCA Residency is co-produced by Barbash Arts Consulting. Additional support comes from Steinway and Sons.


RMB 100 / Adult

RMB 60 / UCCA Member


*Enjoy UCCA Member ticket prices with the purchase of a yearly membership card (RMB 200);

*Collect your ticket from reception 30 minutes before the event begins;

* Please no late entry;

*Seating is limited, and tickets must be collected individually;

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Ted Nash (Jazz composer and saxophonist)

Born in 1960 in Los Angeles, Ted Nash lives in New York City. A well-known jazz composer and saxophonist, he is a member of the Lincoln Center Orchestra. Ted Nash’s contribution to Jazz lies in the association of music and images, breaking the boundaries between these two art forms. In 2010, he created his famous piece “Portrait in Seven Shades,” a large-scale jazz music composition divided into seven movements, each referring to a visual artist: Chagall, Dali, Matisse, Monet, Picasso, Pollock and Van Gogh. Nash’s creative way and process follow jazz principles for mastering the art of the “scene” and the “impromptu”. He brought his instruments to MoMA, New York, immersing himself deeply in the works of different artists, creating a melody in accordance with the improvisation principles of the stage.