ULLENS CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (UCCA) Activities Notice during Art Basel in Hong Kong March 21, 2016,




During Art Basel’s show in Hong Kong and Art Central, UCCA will showcase its recent exhibitions and programs, highlighting the Center’s role as a hub for artistic dialogue between China and the wider world.


UCCA at Art Basel in Hong Kong

March 24 – 26, 2016

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Booth Number: P7, Concourse, 1/F


UCCA is delighted to be among the institutions invited to participate the 4th edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong. At this leading event of the international art world, the UCCA booth will serve as a hub for the exchange of information—communicating the UCCA program, presenting its recent publications, and offering visitors a place to read, converse, and recharge.


The booth showcases four new books from recent and upcoming UCCA exhibitions: William Kentridge: Notes Towards a Model Opera’, ‘Elmgreen & Dragset: The Well Fair’, ‘Bentu: Chinese Artists in a Time of Turbulence and Transformation’. All exhibitions are currently or imminently on view: William Kentridge’s Asia retrospective, organized by UCCA in 2015, at MMCA Seoul through XXX under the title ‘Peripheral Thinking’; ‘Elmgreen & Dragset: The Well Fair’ at UCCA in Beijing through 17 April; ‘Bentu’, a group show of twelve Chinese artists at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, through 2 May; and ‘Wang Yin: The Gift’ at UCCA from 29 March through 27 May.


The UCCA booth is designed by Studio HVN, founded by designer Henny van Nistelrooy. Adhering to the concept of ‘modern library’, the booth will become a hub for information exchange, set up with charging equipment for mobile devices.

Additionally, UCCA Director Philip Tinari, will participate in a conversation as part of the fair’s Art Salon sector, organized by Artforum Magazine and on the topic of ‘Museums: Public, Private, and the Space in Between’, exploring the future of the development of museums in Asia. (Time:Friday, March 25, 2016, 6pm to 7pm; Venue: Auditorium, Level 1, HKCEC).


In anticipation of a major solo exhibition by Zeng Fanzhi later this year at UCCA (10 September  – 13 November 2016), the film ‘Zeng Fanzhi: YOU Art Project’ (2014 – 2015) directed by Shi Li-Sanderson and Philipp Stölzl will be screened in the Film sector of Art Basel on 23 March. The film is an intimate study of the practice of distinguished Chinese artist, capturing in extended detail the process by which he creates a particular painting.  The screening at Art Basel is an edited version of the original 73-hour long film, the full version of which will be shown in Beijing during the period of hisexhibition at UCCA.  (Time: Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 6:30pm – 6:50pm; Venue: Theatre 2, HKCEC)


UCCA and Davidoff Art Initiative

In 2013, UCCA and Davidoff Art Initiative launched a collaboration, ‘Conversations on Collecting in China’, through which they have staged a series of salon-style talks with major Chinese collectors. The final installment of this series will be held in Beijing on 16 April, and a publication featuring the content of all previous talks will be released in late 2016.


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