Eurasia—Match: A Basketball Match Held at UCCA
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This event is an extension of the artists’ ongoing project Eurasia, for which Yang has created a fictional continent that represents the potential for a different cultural and geopolitical power in the world.

Eurasia—Match in UCCA

Eurasia—Match: A basketball match held at UCCA, August 8, 2008 by Yang Jiechang and Martina with Santomatteo.

Coinciding with the opening of the Olympics in Beijing, UCCA is hosting an unusual kind of basketball game devised by Yang Jiechang, Martina and Santomatteo. This event is an extension of the artists’ ongoing project Eurasia, for which Yang has created a fictional continent that represents the potential for a different cultural and geopolitical power in the world. He has devised a flag, map, emblem and philosophy for the continent. Yang being married to an European wife actually has a Eurasian family; the Eurasia project therefore is directly related to his personal life. For the match Yang Jiechang, Martina and Santomatteo created a kind of conceptual public space, in which the spectators can participate. After the performance, a video documenting the match will be included in the exhibition.

[Editor] Zhang Shuo

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