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Ongoing Exhibition

Assemblage - A project on migration in relation to China

The migration phenomenon is reflected in two aspects in China: urban and rural population movement; convection between foreign population and Chinese population. In Assemblage, Xia Yanguo invites five artists, Hao Jingban, Tao Hui, Ming Wong, Wang Chong and Enoch Cheng to think about these two aspects separately. Yet their works are related to the "new collective" phenomenon after immigration, that is, how immigrants are affected at various levels in their local life, how they also play the role of "influencers", and how their identity with neighbors has quietly changed. Their structural status and the relationship between new identity cognition and the local environment are important topics in this exhibition.

As part of the regional project “Migration Narratives in East and Southeast Asia” of the Goethe-Institut, the exhibition “Assemblage” will be first presented in de Art Center and the Goethe-Institut China in June 2019. In late June, Ming Wong and Enoch Cheng will bring their new works Hand In Hand and Cocktail, which are commissioned by exhibition “Assemblage”, to the new group exhibition “Migration Narratives” in the 4th Ulaanbaatar International Media Art Festival. In October 2019, part of works from “Assemblage” will be presented in group exhibition “Migration continuing” that is hosted by Goethe-Institut Hong Kong. All the works from “Assemblage” will be exhibited in Korea Kwangju Asia Culture Center in November. 

On 12 June, we will invite all participating artists to discuss on the topic “How to perceive migration today”.

Further programmes:

Performance “Where do we come from, what are we, where are we going 2.0” - as part of the exhibition “Assemblage

Director: WANG Chong

Production: Théâtre du Rêve Expérimental

Length: 30 min

Venue: Goethe-Institut China 


2019.06.22  13:00 / 14:00 / 15:00

2019.06.29  13:00 / 14:00 / 15:00

Each performance maximal with 4 participants. Registration starting from 12pm on the performance day

Discussion “How to perceive migration today”

Time: 2019.06.12  14:00 - 17:00

Guests: Ming WONG, TAO Hui, Enoch CHENG

Host: XIA Yanguo

Language: Chinese

Venue: Goethe-Institut China (followed by a visiting programme in de Art Center)

Free Admission

Exhibition Information

Artists: HAO Jingban, Ming WONG, TAO Hui, WANG Chong, Enoch CHENG

Curator: XIA Yanguo

Opening: 2019.06.11, 2pm 

Period: 2019.06.11 - 08.24

Venue: de Art Center

Opening: 2019.06.11, 5pm 

Period: 2019.06.11 - 07.14

Venue: Goethe-Institut China

Organisers: Goethe-Institut China, de Art Center, Goethe-Institut Korea

Special thanks: Gallery Vacancy, Blindspot Gallery

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Past Exhibitions

Inaugural Exhibition: 1.5~2ºC Lower than Body …

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Artist: JU Anqi

Curator: XIA Yanguo

Dates: 2018.03.20 - 2018.04.14

Venue: de Art Center

ArchiveCode: dac001


Made in China


Artist: Masashi ECHIGO

Curator: Meruro WASHIDA

Dates: 2018.04.22 - 2018.06.30

Venue: de Art Center

ArchiveCode: dac002


Seung Ae Lee: Becoming


Artist: Seung Ae LEE

Curator: Wonseok KOH

Dates: 2018.07.07 - 2018.09.28

Venue: de Art Center

ArchiveCode: dac003


Disappearance: Three films by Pathompon ‘Mont’ …


Artist: Pathompon ‘Mont’ TESPRATEEP

Curator: XIA Yanguo

Dates: 2018.10.12 - 2018.12.18

Venue: de Art Center

ArchiveCode: dac004




Artist: GE Yuli, LIU Weiwei, XIN Yunpeng, YE Qiusen, SONG Yi, MA Zhandong, JIE Shuchang, LIU Yujia, WANG Tuo

Curator: ZHANG Hanlu, XIN Yunpeng, BIAN Ka, TAO Hui, MIAO Zijin

Dates: 2018.12.25 - 2019.01.27

Venue: de Art Center

ArchiveCode: dac005

What Are We Doing Now?Independent Art Spaces 2018


Participants:  de Art Center, TOP Art Space, CACHE Space, HB Station, Institute for Provocation, I: project space, U&M Space, Salt Projects, Organhaus, Shekmai Space, Am Art Space, Surplus Space, Taikang Space, Sabaki Space 

Dates: 2019.03.20 - 2019.05.25

Venue: de Art Center

ArchiveCode: dac006

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de Art Center

We are a non-profit space of contemporary arts. Through a great variety of events and activities, including exhibitions, research initiatives and related programs of public education, international exchanges, etc., and with the collaboration from art practitioners and arts enthusiasts, we do hope to build a *breeding ground* to facilitate the artistic exchange between China and the world. The Center will be establishing a theme each year. This year we would like to present a series of exhibits by Asian artists. Your interests are deeply appreciated __ stay tuned!

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XIA Yanguo (China)

Independent Curator

Founder of de Art Center


Wonseok KOH (South Korea)    

Former Chief Curator of the Busan Museum of Art

Head of Exhibition Team of Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA)


Meruro WASHIDA (Japan)

Independent Curator

Former Curator of 21st Century Museum, Kanazawa

Japan Pavilion Curator in the 57th Venice Biennale 2017

Curator of Aichi Triennale 2019

Shabbir Hussain MUSTAFA (Singapore)

Curator at the National Art Gallery, Singapore

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