UCCA Beijing

Artist-led Exhibition Tour Series: The Story Behind the Photos

10:00 - 11:30

Location:  UCCA Salon
Language:  In Chinese only

About This Program

UCCA exhibiting artist Taryn Simon uses photographs to depict different stories and family histories.Behind her photos lie years of research, in which the artist scoured the globe interviewing her subjects.

In this activity, part of UCCA’s “Artist-led Exhibition Tour” series, art educators Zhang Qin and Kang Kang will tell kids about the many different stories behind Taryn Simon’s works.

Kids will then learn how to combine narrative and art by conducting their own interview and photography sessions.

Artist-led Exhibition Tour Series

Every year, UCCA features many exhibitions that inspire and ignite the imagination. Our new tour series gives children a chance to engage more deeply with the exhibitions and the artworks on show.

Reservation required.

Please call +86 10 5780 0200 from Tuesday to Friday 11:00-18:00 to book. Please note that you may only book one seat at a time. Members can also book by sending an email to members@ucca.org.cn. Doors close 15 minutes after event begins. No late entry.


Recommended for children aged 5-9.

All materials provided.


Zhang Qin graduated from the School of Design at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. She now lives in Beijing, where she works as a designer and spiritual mentor for children.

Kang Kang graduated from Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts. He is now an artist in Beijing, where he has also worked as an art educator for many years.


Experimenting with new materials and exploring new visual forms—these are the goals of Art Cat Children’s Visual Education. Instructors design age-appropriate courses to teach kids about visual art.