In Beijing’s 798 Art Zone, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) presents ‘Yung Ho Chang + FCJZ: Material-ism’, the first retrospective of the pioneer of contemporary Chinese architecture. UCCA shows over 6 installations, 40 models and 270 drawings charting the cross-disciplinary work of Yung Ho Chang and his practice Feichang Jianzhu (FCJZ). Chang and FCJZ transform the UCCA Great Hall into six courtyard-like modules inspired by the ‘hutong’, the traditional Chinese neighbourhood network of narrow alleys between tile-roofed courtyard houses.
In Caochangdi Art District, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre displays the exhibition ‘Che Photographer’ curated by Jillian Schultz & Camilo Guevara. The exhibition consists of 232 photographs, both black & white and colour, achieved by Ernesto Che Guevara, the famous hero of recent history. In addition, the exhibition presents an extensive audiovisual component, featuring interviews with those who spent time whit Che and witnessed his passion for photography, as well as experts from various artistic fields. The opening will coincide with the ‘Latin American Gala – Experience Cuba’, an international event will share the most significant elements of Cuban culture.
Yung Ho Chang at UCCA and Che Guevara at Three Shadows, Beijing 北京 (China). September 13, 2012. Video by Diana Coca.
From Vernissage TV.