SEE/SAW: Collective Practice in China Now at UCCA Beijing


Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

In the next 2 months, ULLENS CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART will feature exhibitions, international film festivals, and a full calendar of educational events and public programs. SEE/SAW: Collective Practice in China Now will be one of the new exhibition hosted in the Long Gallery from 20th november until 30th december 2012. The exhibition will examine the production processes and decisions involved in creative collaborations, which have become a major trend in the Chinese context during recent years. SEE/SAW exhibition presents many of the individual artists who will be included in the upcoming 2013 exhibition ON/OFF: China’s Young Artists in Concept and Practice within the context of Chinese contemporary art’s most recent collaborative efforts.


UCCA founders, Baron and Baroness Guy and Myriam Ullens de Schooten, are celebreting their Museum’s fifth anniversary in this month. Since its founding in Beijing in 2007, the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art has held over 70 exhibitions, organized over 1000 educational and cultural public programs, and welcomed over three million visitors. With a wide range of rich, thought-provoking exhibitions, UCCA has become a vanguard within the worlds of art, design, and culture – an institution wholly devoted to the promotion of Chinese contemporary art.

Spread over three factory chambers built in the early 1950s to Bauhaus-influenced designs, UCCA’s spaces maintain traces of their industrial past. Fully renovated by architects Jean-Michel Wilmotte and Qingyun Ma in 2007, it is a space capable of hosting international exhibitions of the highest caliber. With a total area of 8,000 square meters, it encompasses four main exhibition spaces: the signature Great Hall, the Central Gallery, the Nave and the Long Gallery. UCCA is the new and modern China. A symbol of productive collaboration between East and West in the 21st century.