Two of OPEN’s upcoming projects, the UCCA Dune Art Museum and Tank Shanghai, were featured in The New York Times’ annual Fall Arts Preview this past Sunday. The Preview, an important introduction to the most influential upcoming events in the arts around the world, also includes the Times’ longest story on architecture each year. The UCCA Dune Art Museum and Tank Shanghai were among a handful of works of contemporary architecture highlighted by this year’s Preview as defining the fall season.
The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), China’s leading independent institution of contemporary art, has formally announced its operation of the Dune Art Museum, now known as the UCCA Dune. Located in Qinhuangdao, the UCCA Dune will be the UCCA’s first museum branch outside of Beijing.
OPEN's founding partner Li Hu was invited to speak at the BANK Gallery's latest panel discussion in Shanghai on August 25, held in tandem with a group exhibition paying tribute to the legendary Lebbeus Woods and featuring several of OPEN’s projects. The panel probed the future of art and architectural design in a creative environment increasingly swayed by political whim and technological advancement.