Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
0161 832 7271
0161 832 7513
The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (formerly Chinese Arts Centre) is leading the UK in exploring a changing international dynamic. Investigating the most exciting contemporary work coming out of China and East Asia today, CFCCA works with a wide array of partners to embrace a global century where Chinese art is moving firmly centre-stage.
CFFCA are leading the sector in showcasing Chinese contemporary art and visual culture, encouraging broader engagement with Chinese contemporary art through a lively and innovative programme of exhibitions, residencies, engagement projects, festivals, international projects and events.
Tues - Sun: 10.00 - 17.00
Closed: Bank & National Holidays
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art is fully accessible. Admission is free
The main gallery is 150 metres sq and houses Chinese Arts Centre's curated exhibitions and takes in tours from the national and international scene.
The new building offers several ‘physical' facilities for artists' use. The project space of 50 sq. metres will be a studio for resident artists who are taking part in Chinese Art Centre's Breathe residency programme and a space for open studios. We also offer surgeries, advice and consultation services for artists as well as providing administrative support and IT facilities in a purpose built study/resources space.
To compliment our hugely successful artist-lead school workshops and outreach programme, the education suite has the very latest IT facilities available to enhance learning. This will mean that Chinese Arts Centre will continue to be at the forefront of disseminating information about Chinese creativity, from the traditional through to the contemporary. The education suite is also available for conference hire.
Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Design, Film and Media, Fine Art, Performing Arts, Photography
Key artists and exhibits
- Xu Bing; Liu Xiao Xian; Dinu Li; Ming Wong; Gordon Cheung; He An; Anthony Lam; Guo Wei; He Duoling; Shaoyinong and Muchen; Community Museum Project; William Yang; Ellinda Siu; Chun-Chao Chiu; Suki Chan
- 26 September — 23 November 2014 *on now
天下無事 Harmonious Society
30 exceptional Chinese artists across 6 Manchester venues
Artwork | CFCCA | John Rylands Library | Manchester Cathedral | Museum of Science and Industry | National Football Museum
27 September – 23 November
Harmonious Society is the largest exhibition of contemporary Chinese art in the UK to date, featuring new commissions and UK premieres.
The largest exhibition of Asia Triennial Manchester 2014 (ATM14), Harmonious Society will feature over 30 major artists from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong exhibited across six city centre spaces: Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, ArtWork, The John Rylands Library, Manchester Cathedral, Museum of Science & Industry and National Football Museum.
Harmonious Society features a wide range of work, including painting, audio and video art, large and small scale installations and performance pieces. From a mesmerising artificial sun, to a deconstructed Tianamen square, from immersive tunnels to breathing books, Harmonious Society showcases unique and unforgettable artwork, created in response to the ATM14 theme of Conflict and Compassion. The majority of works are site-specific, based on artists’ recent visits to Manchester and examine the current era of unprecidented social, ideological and cultural transformation.
About the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) is leading the UK in exploring a changing international dynamic. This is the Chinese century and Chinese contemporary art and visual culture is a vibrant force, fast gaining momentumn. We work with a wide array of partners to provide people with a lively and innovative programme of exhibitions, residencies, engagement projects, festivals, symposia and events.
Part of Asia Triennial Manchester 2014
- Any age
CFCCA, ArtWork, The John Rylands Library, Manchester Cathedral, Museum of Science and Industry, National Football Museum