Element 3


A visual transformation of Europe’s borders


Design: Janine Sack

120 Seiten, Englisch
60 Abbildungen
14,5 x 21 cm, Softcover
Edition 150

April 2017

ISBN 978-3-947295-00-5


16,00 EUR


Based on a political map of Europe, the Berlin-based artists Ce Jian and Yuzheng Cheng played a game of Chinese Whispers in order to create 60 maps in 60 days using acrylic paint on paper.

The Transeuropa Series is a collaborative project by Yuzheng Cheng and Ce Jian. Starting point was a map of the EU from 2014. The artists took turns at copying the map, each time looking only at the previous version done by the other. After two months Cheng and Jian had produced a series of 60 paintings, acrylic on paper.

Over the course of their artistic exchange, the EU was gradually (accidentally, subconsciously) transformed, until the political order in the map dissolved. Just like the map is an abstraction of the world,
the paintings became abstractions of the map.

Ce Jian


Ce Jian (born 1984 in China) moved to Germany in 1988 and graduated from the Berlin University of the Arts in the master class of Georg Baselitz, Daniel Richter and Robert Lucander in 2008. She also studied Art History and Philosophy at the Humboldt-Universität and Freie Universität Berlin (M.A. degree, 2009) and Goldsmiths College, London. She was a PhD candidate in Art and Visual History at the HU Berlin between 2012-17. Currently works and lives in Berlin and Beijing. Her works were shown in solo exhibitions in Berlin, Beijing (White Space), Dusseldorf (Galerie Philine Cremer) and Slovenia, as well as group exhibitions in Europe and Asia. www.cejian.de

Yuzheng Cheng


Yuzheng Cheng (born 1977 in China) lives and works in Berlin since 2000. He studied at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) with K.H. Hödicke where he graduated as Meisterschüler in 2006. His works has been exhibited in Berlin (Galerie Antje Wachs, Galerie ArtMbassy), Hamburg (Galerie Thomas Levy ) and Athens (Gallery Eleni Koroneou), among others. yuzhengcheng.com

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