UCCA Edge announces "The Pieces I Am" opening on September 30 in Shanghai


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Studio Above&Below, Performing (Tele) Presence, 2021, 3-channel video generated in real-time, custom computer equipment, real-time weather data, Photograph by Antonia Lange.

This exhibition brings together 27 artists and art collectives to share slices of contemporary life as viewed through multiple interfaces, opening up a full-spectrum reading of humanity’s digital existence. The contemporary online world, with its websites, social media platforms, virtual environments, and smart devices and systems, presents us with a networked archipelago mapped into place by interdependent, intertwined microsystems. It also provides a space for the expression of the vitality and hidden potential that are constantly pouring forth from our digital selves. The exhibition will draw together digital objects normally scattered throughout a reality in flux, and weave them into this electronic spectrum. The curators and artists have collectively composed a prism-like internal structure for the exhibition, coordinating a wide range of topics and narrative modes in an attempt to write a speculative science fiction trilogy about completely new forms of perception. 

The exhibition is jointly presented by UCCA and Douyin Art, and will be simultaneously displayed at UCCA Edge and online on Douyin. The exhibition is curated by UCCA Lab Curators Liya Han and Yoojin Tang together with special guest curator Iris Long, and is organized by the UCCA Lab team.

Participating artists include David OReilly, Pascale Birchler, panGenerator, Guo Cheng, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Lin Ke, Liu Di, Liu Jiayu, Lawrence Lek, Payne Zhu, Pete Jiadong Qiang, Studio Above&Below, Shao Chun, Shinseungback Kimyonghun, Shi Zheng, Yehwan Song, Sun Yitian, Tang Chao, Coralie Vogelaar, Ziyang Wu, Xin Yunpeng, Ye Xuan, Yin Yi, Ann Veronica Janssens, Wenxin Zhang, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Ian Cheng. 

About the exhibition

Dates: 2022.9.30 - 2023.1.8

Venue: UCCA Edge

Address: 2F, No.88 Xizang Bei Lu, Jing'an District, Shanghai
Telephone: +86 21 6628 6861

Courtesy UCCA Edge.