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Continental Drift:

The Ullens Center for the Arts

by Elaine W. Ng

Guy and Myriam Ullens.

For the past few years, major international institutions have discussed the idea of building a world-class museum for contemporary art in China. All the familiar names have come: the Centre Pompidou in Paris is said to be considering such a scheme; visionary Guggenheim Foundation director Thomas Krens has been mulling a Guggenheim Shanghai branch since 1996; and there are rumors involving New York's Museum of Modern Art as well as London's Tate Modern. And just as quickly these familiar names…

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