The exhibition, in collaboration with Parkett, features over 200 limited edition pieces to create a walk-in encyclopedia of contemporary art over the past 30 years. The works are divided and exhibited according to the logic of domestic space, with a "Playroom," a "Studio," a "City," and a "Wardrobe" framing a central "Garden." Each of these rooms takes on a special feel and character, aided by radically different walls and other spatial interventions.
On the 26th February, UCCA will be proud to present a groundbreaking exhibition in collaboration with Parkett. As an integral member of the international art community, UCCA will be hosting over 200 limited edition pieces to create a walk-in encyclopedia of contemporary art over the past 30 years. This exhibition not only offers a broad view of the development of contemporary art, by playing with the traditional concepts of exhibiting itself, UCCA visitors will be faced with the magnetism of contemporary art on a very personal level.
Founded in Zurich in 1984, PARKETT is an art journal like no other. In more than eighty issues over the past twenty-seven years, it has produced limited edition works with many of the most important artists of our time. Taken together, these 212 works by 192 artists offer a collective portrait of the situation and evolution of art at the turn of the twenty-first century. The works cover every possible medium including painting, photography, drawing, print, sculpture, video, and sound. Some represent the essence of a given artist’s work; others reveal an unexpected dimension.
Installed across three spaces at UCCA in the form of a house, the exhibition “Inside a Book a House of Gold” takes its name from a saying by the most artistic of Chinese emperors, Song Zhenzong. The works are divided and exhibited according to the logic of domestic space, with a “Playroom,” a “Studio,” a “City,” and a “Wardrobe” framing a central “Garden.” Each of these rooms takes on a special feel and character, aided by radically different walls and other spatial interventions.
Represented artists include John Baldessari, Matthew Barney, Vanessa Beecroft, Louise Bourgeois, Sophie Calle, Maurizio Cattelan, Paul Chan, Peter Doig, Marlene Dumas, Tracey Emin, Urs Fischer, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Dan Graham, Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Rebecca Horn, Christian Jankowski, Alex Katz, Mike Kelley, William Kentridge, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, Christian Marclay, Paul McCarthy, Mariko Mori, Bruce Nauman, Tony Oursler, Philippe Parreno, Sigmar Polke, Richard Prince, Jason Rhoades, Gerhard Richter, Pipilotti Rist, Ugo Rondinone, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Sturtevant, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Oscar Tuazon, Luc Tuymans, Jeff Wall, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner, Christopher Wool, Yang Fudong, and Haegue Yang.
Accompanied by a bilingual (Chinese-English) catalogue raisonné of all editions made with PARKETT to date, including texts by Deborah Wye, Susan Tallman, Philip Tinari and Pu Hong
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