press release

China China
Individuality Collective

PinchukArtCentre is proud to present China China, a major group exhibition including eleven Chinese artists of different generations, focusing on the tension between individuality and collective thinking, a subject which not only defined Chinese history and continuously shapes contemporary society, but equally gains importance in the West.

China China is an exhibition about two Chinas, about the present and the past and about choices for the future. Dealing with the continuous search for history and with a reality that is shifting from local to a global context. It highlights the different approach in the generation of artists living through the Cultural Revolution, who find their subject in researching the past while dealing with the present, and the new generation, who engages in an uprooted society, moving forward into a new social-cultural future.

With eleven artist-devoted spaces, PinchukArtCentre offers a complex view on how this theme developed across three generations of contemporary Chinese artists. The exhibition includes iconic work from, among others, Ai Weiwei and Chen Zhen together with major new produced works of Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, Xu Zhen and Cao Fei.

The exhibition includes the works of Cao Fei, Yang Fudong, Zhang Huan, Ai Weiwei, Yan Xing, Sun Xun, Zhao Yao, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, Zhao Zhao, Chen Zhen and Xu Zhen.

PinchukArtCentre is the largest and most dynamic private contemporary art centre in Central and Eastern Europe. It is dedicated to fostering artistic education, creation and appreciation in the Ukraine. The PinchukArtCentre is a leading international centre for contemporary 21st-century art. It provides a sustainable contribution to the cultural participation and emancipation of Ukrainian art and society. It also gives a significant contribution to the cultural dialogue between East and West, and between national identity and international challenge. Recent events have included personal exhibitions by Jeff Wall, Gary Hume, Olafur Eliasson, Candice Breitz, Damian Ortega, Sergey Bratkov, Subodh Gupta, Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor, and others. The art centre has founded prizes to support national and international young artists up to 35. The PinchukArtCentre represented Ukraine at the Venice Biennale on several occasions.