• Chen Wei, Half of the Statue, 2012, archival inkjet print, 59 x 70 9/10”.

    “On | Off”

    UCCA Center for Contemporary Art UCCA尤伦斯当代艺术中心
    798 Art Zone, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District
    January 13–April 14, 2013

    Curated by Bao Dong and Sun Dongdong

    Titled after the interface of a virtual private network used to access websites blocked in China, this survey aims to show the ways in which mainland artists born after 1975 address the binaries that permeate their lives and practices: having access to information or being blocked by the Great Firewall, being a dissident or a stooge, being inside or out, on or off. Most of the fifty pieces on display, including works across various media by Bird Head, Chen Yujun and Chen Yufan, Cheng Ran, Guo Hongwei, Huang Ran, Li Ming, Li Shurui, Liang Yuanwei, Qiu Xiaofei, and Sun Xun, were produced in the past year. Two publications, a documentary, and a series of public programs will accompany the show.