Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
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
30 Years of CFCCA | Stanley Chow
- 5 February — 21 July 2016 *on now
CFCCA is proud to launch our new limited edition print shop with a series of exclusive works by celebrated Manchester artist Stanley Chow.
We originally worked with Stanley Chow in 2014 when we hosted The Takeaway, a retrospective of his work influenced by memories of his childhood. The exhibition and accompanying sale of his artworks was extremely well attended and a highlight of CFCCA's programme.
inStangram continues the themes from The Takeaway as it presents a series of 30 unique and exclusive designs of food, objects and locations that resonate with Stanley Chow's experience of growing up in Manchester as an English-born Chinese man from Hong Kong. The autobiographical exhibition parodies the popular social network, rebranded in Stanley's own playful style.
30 Years of CFCCA – Gordon Cheung
- 8 April — 19 June 2016 *on now
Gordon’s new works will draw on themes from an exhibition called The Abyss Stares Back, which took place at Edel Assanti Gallery in London during November 2015.
The exhibition will examine the relationship between civilisation and conquest – in particular, the social, moral and political climate surrounding China's emergence as a 21st century global superpower, and the Western anxieties relating to this shifting global landscape.
In 2016, CFCCA celebrates its 30 year anniversary with a high profile exhibition programme spanning 6 months featuring some of the very best Chinese contemporary artists of today.
To find out more visit: http://www.cfcca.org.uk/exhibition/30-years/
Preview: Thursday 7 April 2016, 6-8pm
- Any age
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
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