press release

Founded in Zurich in 1984, PARKETT is an art journal like no other. In more than eighty issues over the past twenty-seven years, it has produced limited edition works with many of the most important artists of our time. Taken together, these 213 works by 192 artists offer a collective portrait of the situation and evolution of art at the turn of the twenty-first century. The works cover every possible medium including painting, photography, drawing, print, sculpture, video, and sound. Some represent the essence of a given artist’s work; others reveal an unexpected dimension.

Installed across three spaces at UCCA in the form of a house, the exhibition “Inside a Book a House of Gold” takes its name from a saying by the most artistic of Chinese emperors, Song Huizong. The works are divided and exhibited according to the logic of domestic space, with a “Playroom,” a “Studio,” a “City,” and a “Wardrobe” framing a central “Garden.” Each of these rooms takes on a special feel and character, aided by radically different walls and other spatial interventions.

Inside a book a house of gold
Artists' editions with parkett

Künstler: John Baldessari, Matthew Barney, Vanessa Beecroft, Louise Bourgeois, Sophie Calle, Maurizio Cattelan, Paul Chan, Peter Doig, Marlene Dumas, Tracey Emin, Urs Fischer, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Dan Graham, Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Rebecca Horn, Christian Jankowski, Alex Katz, Mike Kelley, William Kentridge, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, Christian Marclay, Paul McCarthy, Mariko Mori, Bruce Nauman, Tony Oursler, Philippe Parreno, Sigmar Polke, Richard Prince, Jason Rhoades, Gerhard Richter, Pipilotti Rist, Ugo Rondinone, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Elaine Sturtevant, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Oscar Tuazon, Luc Tuymans, Jeff Wall, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner, Christopher Wool, Yang Fudong, Haegue Yang