Chinese New Year 2015


Public Screening of Sun Xun's films on St. Ann’s Church: 19, 20 and 21 February 2015

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) presents the UK premiere of Sun Xun’s ‘What happened in the year of the dragon’. On the 19th, 20th and 21st of February three of Sun Xun’s films will be projected onto the side of St. Ann’s Church in Manchester City Centre in celebration of Chinese New Year.

CFCCA is extremely excited to be presenting “Stately Shadows” - a major solo exhibition of Sun Xun following the recent Asia Triennial Manchester 2014 in Gallery 1. Sun Xun, tipped as one of the rising stars in contemporary animation, will be screening the UK premiere of his animation "What happened in the year of the dragon" along with a selection of the artist’s earlier animation and video works.

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Chris Paul Daniels : A Tiger’s Skin


Exhibition 18 December 2014 - 22 March 2015

‘You can depict a tiger’s skin but not his bones’ is one of the last lines in ‘Chung Kuo, Cina’ the 1972 documentary by Michelangelo Antonioni, both commissioned and banned by Chairman Mao.

By reframing the ideas contained in Antonioni’s film with contemporary images, Chris Paul Daniels has created a work that examines the rapidly changing way China is viewed through western eyes, and in doing so, questions assumed notions of ‘truth’ and ‘understanding’ within documentary film-making.

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Chris Paul Daniels - A Tiger's SKin (2014) - image courtesy of the artist

LuxuryLogico at MOSI


LuxuryLogico’s stunning large-scale light work Solar, Manchester, 2014 日光域曼徹斯特commissioned by Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art combines computer technology and recycled Manchester lamps to create a mesmerising artificial sun that has been fascinating and delighting visitors to the museum over the last few months.

Solar, Manchester, 2014 was specially constructed for the Harmonious Society exhibition and premiered in Europe at MOSI, a historical site showcasing the industrial heritage of the city. Its extended presentation in the museum’s  upper yard means that it will add to those festive lights already illuminating the city centre this Christmas season and act as a fitting addition to MOSI’s winter programme exploring the theme and science of light from 20 December.

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Sun Xun: Stately Shadows


18th December - 22nd March

UK premiere of "What happened in the year of the dragon" 

 

CFCCA is extremely excited to be presenting a major solo exhibition of Sun Xun following the recent Asia Triennial Manchester 2014 in Gallery 1. In the gallery Sun Xun will be screening the UK premiere of his animation "What happened in the year of the dragon" along with some of previous animation and video works.
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Coal Spell (2008), Sun Xun - image courtesy of the artist

World Factory – a café conversation


Tuesday 25 February 2015 , 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Jasmine Suite, CFCCA

Admission is free but places are limited - Click here to reserve your place

This informal evening offers an introduction to the World Factory project - an investigation of global consumer capitalism through the lens of the textile industry, from the heart of the industrial revolution in nineteenth-century Manchester to the world behind the ‘Made-in-China’ labels on our clothes today.

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METIS presents World Factory - A Cafe Conversation