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Exhibition Detail
SEE/SAW: Collective Practice in China Now
Curated by: Paula Tsai
798 Art District, No.4 Jiuxianqiao Lu
Chaoyang District
100015 Beijing

November 20th, 2012 - December 30th, 2012
 Trash\'s Words, Chen XianhuiChen Xianhui, Trash's Words,
2012, 2.5m×2m
© Courtesy of Ullens Center for Contemporary Art / Photo: Peter Le
© Courtesy of Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
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SEE/SAW: Collective Practice in China Now will examine the production processes and decisions involved in creative collaborations, which have become a major trend in the Chinese context during recent years. A prologue to UCCA’s upcoming 2013 exhibition ON|OFF: China’s Young Artists in Concept and PracticeSEE/SAW presents many of the individual artists who will be included in ON/OFF within the context of Chinese contemporary art’s most recent collaborative efforts. For this iterative project, at least thirteen invited artist collectives will rotate in and out of UCCA’s Long Gallery, which will be divided into two spaces. The collectives will be paired and then take turns filling their space in the gallery, each independently conceiving a week-long exhibition. In focusing on the concept of the “group,” SEE/SAW explores the notions of co-dependence and reaction; viewers will, with the exhibition’s weekly reincarnations, be urged to observe how the exhibitions may or may not play off one another.

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