Art of Los Angeles Showcased in China

  • Installation by Alex Israel.

    Installation by Alex Israel.

  • Seven Angelino artists are currently on display in Beijing's UCCA.

    Seven Angelino artists are currently on display in Beijing's UCCA.

  • Aaron Curry's art occupies an exhibition space.

    Aaron Curry's art occupies an exhibition space.

  • Artworks by Sterling Ruby in the UCCA.

    Artworks by Sterling Ruby in the UCCA.

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On first glance, Los Angeles and Beijing may not appear to share much beyond the imagined boundaries of the Pacific Rim. But upon closer examination, the two cities share significant developmental arcs. Los Angeles has already faced issues currently plaguing Beijing, such as environmental woes and remaining relevant within the global landscape. The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art aims to create a conversation involving the two cities with its current The Los Angeles Project occupying its entire exhibition space from September 13 to November 9. Participating artists include Kathryn Andrews, Aaron Curry, Alex Israel, Matthew Monahan, Sterling Ruby, Ryan Trecartin, and Kaari Upson, all of whom live and work in Los Angeles. The UCCA exhibition is the first showing in China for many of the artists as well as the first time the city has been comprehensively presented in the region. The featured works, including murals and installations, reflect the diversity and dynamism of the Los Angeles’ culture.

For more information, visit the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art.

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