Picasso - Birth of a Genius

UCCA
2019

ClientUCCA (Ullens Center of Contemporary Art)

LocationBeijing, China

DateJune - September 2019

Size1 800m2

ScopeScenography, artistic direction

Project leaderMarc Sarrazin

CuratorsEmilia Philippot

PartnersDoors 门艺.

Picasso – Birth of a Genius”—the most significant exhibition of work by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) ever to take place in China, is presented at UCCA between June 15 and September 1st 2019. The exhibition, which offers a comprehensive overview of the first three decades of Picasso’s career, is drawn from the collection of the Musée national Picasso-Paris. It includes 103 works in total with paintings, sculptures, and works on paper.

 

Designed by Studio Adrien Gardère (SAG) the exhibition fills UCCA s 1800-square-meter Great Hall with a set of beveled and chamfered monumental boxes, pacing and differentiating the diverse themes brought together in the show. Through a game of openings and slots revealing unexpected perspectives and surprises, the exhibition design invites the audience on a rhythmic journey through Picasso’s evolution as an artist, and fosters an infinite conversation in which the works are perpetually reinvented by visitors’ movements. Large-scale prints of Picasso’s portraits and images of his studios underscore each box as a reminder of artist’s life chronology.

 

The exhibition is organized in collaboration with art and culture agency Doors 门艺.

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ClientUCCA (Ullens Center of Contemporary Art)

LocationBeijing, China

DateJune - September 2019

Size1 800m2

ScopeScenography, artistic direction

Project leaderMarc Sarrazin

CuratorsEmilia Philippot

PartnersDoors 门艺.