Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art

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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.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Tues - Sun: 10.00 - 17.00
Mon: Closed

Closed: Bank & National Holidays

Admission charges

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.

Collection details

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
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Micro Micro Revolutions by Lu Pei-yi - 500 Lemon Trees by Huang Po-chih

Micro Micro Revolution - socially engaged art in Taiwan

  • 2 July — 5 September 2015 *on now

MICRO MICRO REVOLUTION

Curator: Lu Pei-yi
Artists: Hsu Su-chen, Huang Po-chih, Lu Chien-ming, Wu Mali & Bamboo Curtain Studio

Date: 3 July - 6 September, 2015
Preview: Thursday 2 July 2015, 6-8pm

Micro Micro Revolution aims to explore the power of art as a vehicle to address social change in Taiwan through three socially-engaged art projects: “A Cultural Action at the Plum Tree Creek”, “Plant-Matter Needed” and “500 Lemon Trees”. These ongoing process-based, participative projects use art as a vehicle for addressing environmental issues, as a form of resistance, and as a platform for exchange.

Micro Micro Revolution has been supported by Ministry of Culture Taiwan and the University of Salford

"A Cultural Action at the Plum Tree Creek"
Artists: Wu Mali & Bamboo Curtain Studio

The Plum Tree Creek is located in the margin of the Taipei basin and the mouth of the Danshui River in Taiwan. The water in this area is heavily polluted and in some places has been diverted, drained or covered. This project brings together communities that exist along its banks and who rely upon the river as a resource, to reconnect with it, to reclaim ownership of it and to care for it.


"Plant-Matter Needed: The Material World of The Riverbank Amis Tribe 2015"
Artists: Hsu Su-chen and Lu Chien-ming

In 2009 the Sa’owac Village located in the Dahan Creek faced risk of demolition due to a new urban development plan for a riverside cycling route. Artists Hsu Su-chen and Lu Chien-ming worked in collaboration with the local community in the subsequent period of protest and reconstruction. The exhibition will explore the project through videos, texts and objects presented within a reconstruction of one the Sa’owac Village dwellings.

"500 Lemon Trees"
Artist: Huang Po-chih

Five Hundred Lemon Trees called for 500 participants to each donate 500 Taiwanese Dollars to buy a wine label. The sale of each label funded the planting of a lemon tree in fallow farmland in north Taiwan that has been neglected for twenty years. Two years later participants received a bottle of Limoncello and were invited to stick the wine label on the bottle themselves. CFCCA will be home to an orchard of lemon trees where audiences will be able to witness ongoing art-enterprise in action.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.cfcca.org.uk/exhibition/micro-micro-revolution/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Plant Matter Needed (2014)

Symposium: Transcultural Landscapes of Art and Ecology

  • 3 July 2015 9:45am-5pm *on now

Symposium: Transcultural Landscapes of Art and Ecology

The Whitworth
Friday 3 July, 10am – 5pm
£10 / £5 concession – Follow the below link to book
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/symposium-transcultural-landscapes-on-art-and-ecology-tickets-17242310214

www.cfcca.org.uk/exhibition/transculturallandscapes/

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) presents a day long symposium, in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) held at the Whitworth Art Gallery, which seeks to connect international and interdisciplinary artists, researchers and cultural and environmental practitioners from Taiwan and UK. The main purpose of the symposium is to discuss the role of contemporary art in addressing recent politico-ecological evolutions in contemporary societies, exploring relations between environmental art, ecological science and public engagement.

Continuing a major consideration of the Micro Micro Revolution exhibition, the symposium will act as a platform for knowledge exchange and potential collaborations, initiating a global dialogue. The event will focus on the correlation of contemporary art and environmental action, and the social implications and responsibilities of ecologically-focussed art practice.

Speakers include:
Artists Huang Po-chih, Lu Chien-ming and Wu Mali from Micro Micro Revolution along with curator Lu Pei-yi, Erika Rushton (Chair of Community Land Trust), Zoe Svendsen (World Factory), Valeria Ruiz Vargas (Education for Sustainable Development Co-ordinator at MMU), and Edward Fox (Landscape Architecture Programme Leader at Manchester School of Architecture).

Micro Micro Revolution and the accompanying events programme have been supported by Spotlight Taiwan

Suitable for

  • 18+

Where

The Whitworth
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M15 6ER

Admission

£10 full price, £5 students

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/symposium-transcultural-landscapes-on-art-and-ecology-tickets-17242310214

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
Market Buildings
Thomas Street
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M4 1EU
England

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Website

cfcca.org.uk

E-mail

admin@cfcca.org.uk

Telephone

0161 832 7271

Fax

0161 832 7513

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