Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) announces Wang Mai. Dire Straits

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) presents Wang Mai. Dire Straits on view The Nave, July 22–August 30, 2012.

A sculptor and painter with a longstanding interest in economic and environmental issues, Wang Mai creates a site-specific absurdist forest in the UCCA Nave which situates new works inside an environment collaged from elements drawn from his ancestral home in China’s far northeast. His chaotic stage set combines materials such as birch trees and the fish skin used for shelter and clothing by the coastal peoples of his region with corporate and political imagery, raising questions about China’s reform-era faith in forward progress and its unstable position in the global symbolic economy.

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
798 Art District, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu
Beijing, China
T +86 10 5780 0200 / 5780 0201

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