The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), a non-profit art center located in Beijing, plays an important role in amplifying the voice of Chinese contemporary art around the world. As an integral part of UCCA, UCCASTORE complement the center’s mission to create an open platform for the public, a place where visitors can gain a greater understanding of contemporary art in China.
UCCASTORE, established in November of 2007, is a concept store within the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing. As the first art retailer in China to specialize in collector-quality limited edition artworks, UCCASTORE brings together work from over 30 of China’s finest contemporary artists and 40 cutting-edge designers. Through our partnerships with these dedicated artists and innovative designers, we are committed to helping people bring more art into their lives and into their homes. The UCCASTORE and website (www.uccastore.com) offer an excellent selection of limited-edition artwork, original design, exclusive UCCA merchandise, art and design books, and the latest in Chinese indie film and music.
UCCASTORE is China’s leading retailer of collector-quality, limited-edition artwork. Our limited-edition works are produced under exclusive license from the artist and subject to stringent quality standards and carefully-controlled edition size. Each work in a series is personally signed and numbered by the artist, professionally packaged or framed, and accompanied by an embossed certificate of authenticity. No other store or institution in China offers such a broad range of limited edition lithography, photography, sculpture, ceramics and installation work by the biggest names in Chinese contemporary art: Fang Lijun, Huang Yongping, Liu Xiaodong, Sui Jianguo, Wang Guangyi, Wang Qingsong, Yang Fudong, Yang Shaobin, Yue Minjun, Zhang Xiaogang and many others, over thirty artists in all. As a place where people and contemporary art come together, UCCASTORE plays a vital role in extending the reach of UCCA’s regular exhibitions and giving the public a way to continue enjoying and learning about featured artists long after their exhibitions have ended. By meeting the public demand for high-quality affordable artwork that will appreciate in value over time, UCCASTORE has become the first choice for art lovers and art collectors.
UCCASTORE offers an excellent selection of originally designed and handcrafted items from over 40 of China’s cutting-edge designers. With over 1000 items of furniture and home décor, clothing and jewelry, electronic gadgets, gifts and accessories to choose from, UCCASTORE aims to enhance people’s lives through creativity and innovative design. UCCASTORE Original Designs are a way to promote and support the work of Chinese designers, increase public awareness of the principles of design and reflect China’s position as a rising force in the field of creative design. UCCASTORE is also sincerely committed to nurturing the careers of up-and-coming Chinese designers and helping them to realize their full creative potential. By actively promoting their work at design fairs in China and abroad, organizing design lectures and workshops through the UCCA Education Department, and presenting solo shows and exhibitions of innovative, independently-minded designers, UCCASTORE hopes to help increase the profile of Chinese designers and bring their work into the global marketplace.
UCCASTORE Exclusive Merchandise
Yet another way to expand the reach of our exhibitions and make Chinese contemporary art accessible and affordable for everyone, UCCASTORE Exclusive Merchandise includes posters, postcards, stationery, clothing and educational toys produced under exclusive licensing agreements with individual artists and available only through our store and website. UCCASTORE Exclusive Merchandise addresses the untapped market demand for reasonably-priced artwork and promotes the idea that art should be a part of our daily lives, something that belongs to each one of us. With a great selection of high-quality, exclusive merchandise and gifts, UCCASTORE is the place to go for holiday shoppers, travelers searching for souvenirs and corporate gift-givers.