SHANGHAI, China — From June 22 to October 8, 2023, UCCA is collaborating with Berlin's Museum Berggruen to present "Modern Time: Masterpieces from the Collection of Museum Berggruen / Nationalgalerie Berlin" at UCCA Edge in Shanghai. The exhibition features nearly 100 pieces by modern masters Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Paul Klee (1879-1940), Henri Matisse (1869-1954), Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), and Georges Braque (1882-1963), each carefully selected from Museum Berggruen's unparalleled collection. Shown in China for the first time, these works by the six artists span painting, sculpture, paper cut-outs, and other media, allowing viewers to experience the development of modern art through styles such as Fauvism, Cubism, and Surrealism. One of Europe's leading museums of modern art, Museum Berggruen is a member of the Nationalgalerie and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (the Berlin State Museums). "Modern Time" marks the third stop of Museum Berggruen's international exhibition tour following its debut in Tokyo and subsequent installment in Osaka, and the first time the touring exhibition has been organized along chronological lines. Following its display at UCCA Edge, the exhibition will travel to UCCA Beijing, where it will run from November 11, 2023, to February 25, 2024.
Press release courtesy UCCA Edge.
Paul KleeChild’s Play 1939
Watercolor and paint mixed with paste on cardboard
43 × 32 cm
Museum Berggruen, Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
NG MB 144/2000
Photograph by bpk / Nationalgalerie, SMB, Museum Berggruen / Jens Ziehe