2016 年9 月8 日至10 月21 日，乔空间将举办“工作室”群展。“工作室”展览邀请到丁乙、贾蔼力、刘建华、刘韡、刘小东、毛焰、徐震、杨福东、严培明、曾梵志、张恩利、张晓刚，十二位中国重要当代艺术家。通过艺术家自己的视角和镜头，呈现各自的工作室以及工作状态，展示艺术家的思想来源，使得艺术家及其作品独有的个性，变得可感可触。
瑞士银行（中国）有限公司行长陈庆女士表示：“瑞银集团广泛参与当代艺术事业由来已久，通过与全球及亚洲众多著名美术馆、画廊和艺术展的合作，以及对30, 000 余件高品质瑞银艺术藏品（UBS Art Collection）的收藏，我们鼓励客户和大众积极参与到艺术当中。本次展览的难能可贵之处，正是使得我们的客户以及广大受众有机会近距离地感受当代艺术家的创作过程。作为本次展览的首席赞助伙伴，我们很高兴能够携手乔空间，参与其中。”
“Studio” brings together twelve of China’s most prominent contemporary artists:
Ding Yi, Jia Aili, Liu Jianhua, Liu Wei, Liu Xiaodong, Mao Yan, Xu Zhen, Yang Fudong, Yan Pei-Ming, Zeng Fanzhi, Zhang Enli, & Zhang Xiaogang. By exploring their studios and working conditions through each artist’s own lens, the source of their creative output is put on display, and the unique personalities of these artists and their artworks become tangible.
“Every year, I spend a lot of time visiting artists’ studios. Studios are wonderful places to visit – you get an insight into the way an artist works, the conditions they work in, and you can see their newest pieces. It’s somewhere you can really get a comprehensive understanding of an artist. Artists are a perceptive, eclectic group, and through their studios you get to see the various characteristics of different artists: some appear cluttered and homely, others clean and sterile; some have books strewn about, others bottles; in some, the sound of music drifts through the air… Art should be about more than just aesthetic images or objects. From their studio, we get a glimpse into an artist’s pursuits and creativity; we can awaken our awareness and understanding of their world. We believe that this is an extraordinary and unusual exhibition, one that will be written into art history.” Collector and Exhibition Organizer Qiao Zhibing said.
Karen Chen, President of UBS (China) Limited, said: “UBS has a long history of supporting contemporary arts. Through collaboration with various leading museums, galleries and exhibitions in Asia and globally and the UBS Art Collection encompassing over 30,000 objects of the highest quality, we encourage our clients and the public to actively participate in the art. What makes this exhibition special is that it provides our clients and the public the opportunity to closely engage in contemporary artists’ creation process. We are glad to work with Qiao Space and be the lead sponsor of the exhibition.”
Jonathan Crockett, Deputy Chairman and Head of 20th Century and
Contemporary Art, Phillips Asia, said: “Phillips is excited to be supporting such an inspiring and insightful exhibition at Qiao Space. As we continue to grow our presence in Asia, we are particularly pleased to have found such a fitting project with which to extend our global art partnership programme to the region. This remarkable exhibition at Qiao Space celebrates creativity at its source and offers a fascinating insight into the personal sanctuary of the studio for so many of China’s most important contemporary artists.”
This exhibition is supported by UBS AG, Phillips, West Bund Group and SHANG XIA.