15 April– 7 June 2015
Preview launch 15 April– 6pm-8pm
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In Clemens Wilhelm's video “SIMULACRA” one observes seemingly absurd moments of Chinese tourists posing in a world which seems to have shrunk.
“SIMULACRA” was shot in the “Window of the World” Entertainment Park in Shenzhen (China) which presents 140 copies of the world's most famous tourist attractions. A tour through the park simulates a journey around the world: the Gizeh Pyramids, Stonehenge, the Statue of Liberty, Niagara Falls, the Taj Mahal, etc. Each model's size appears to relate to its touristic importance. European and American sights dominate the Asian, African, and Oceanian ones. What do these iconic sites mean when they are taken out of their original contexts?
Deathless Love 众重行事
Performance: Thursday 14 May 2015
Part of Manchester After Hours 2015: One Night. City Wide. Free Events.
As part Social Behaviours, Li Binyuan will enact his ground-breaking performance, Deathless Love to a live CFCCA audience as part of Manchester After Hours 2015, a city-wide evening celebration of Manchester’s culture, on 14th May. This will be a unique opportunity to witness an exciting work of live behavioural art; one that will interrogate ideas of artistic production while pushing the physical body to extremes of endurance, as Binyuan manually smashes 250 hammers on a concrete plinth.
"Li Binyuan’s Deathless Love transcended the (performance art) form. Performance art became spectator sport as the crowd cheered each successive smash, lifting Li’s flagging spirits whenever he collapsed onto the concrete plinth." - Brigid Delaney, The Guardian, Tuesday 20 January 2015
Books | Prints | Gifts | Affordable Artwork | Apparel
The CFCCA shop is hosting its first ever spring sale.
The shop stocks products ranging from stationary to hand-made apparel, jewelry, publications and limited edition artworks, photography and prints. For a limited time only much of our stock will be sold at a discounted price including our first large book sale.
We will also be offering:
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