Live Tour of UCCA Beijing’s ‘Meditations in an Emergency’
“Meditations in an Emergency” is the first exhibition to open in 2020 at UCCA Beijing, bringing together 26 Chinese and international artists reflecting on the role of art during a time of crisis.
Join us for an exclusive tour of the exhibition with its curators Luan Shixuan and Neil Zhang.
Luan Shixuan joined UCCA Center for Contemporary Art in 2017, and currently serves as a curator. She has curated exhibitions including “After Nature: UCCA Dune Opening Exhibition” (2018), and organized shows including “Elizabeth Peyton: Practice”(2020);“Matthew Barney: Redoubt” (2019); “Qiu Zhijie: Mappa Mundi” (2019); “Sarah Morris: Odyssey” (2018); and “Practice and Exchange: An Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art” (2018). She also co-curated the group show “Meditations in an Emergency”(2020). Luan studied at Renmin University of China and King’s College, London, and has previously worked for the Chinese editions of The Art Newspaper and T Magazine.
Neil Zhang is an assistant curator at UCCA, having joined the museum in 2020. He has previously assisted with UCCA exhibitions including “New Directions: Nadim Abbas” (2016); “John Gerrard: Power.Play” (2016); and “Korakrit Arunanondchai: 2558” (2015). Zhang has previously studied at RISD, Brown University, and Columbia University. His research interests include the analysis of Buddhism and related religions under a postmodern framework, visual culture in pre-modern East Asia, and contemporary art. He has translated academic works including Columbia University, Kao Professor in Japanese Religion, Bernard Faure’s The Rhetoric of Immediacy: A Cultural Critique of Chan/Zen Buddhism.