Clemens Wilhelm


15 April– 21 June 2015

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?

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Li Binyuan


Social Behaviours  众重行事

10 April– 31 May 2015

Li Binyuan is a young artist living, working and disturbing Beijing's everyday life with impromptu artistic interventions. He is challenging political and social restrictions, using his body as the medium of this sensuous production. Following his experimental paradigms of behavior art CFCCA will attempt to re-create a model of Social Behaviours, inviting our audience to actively participate to an interactive exploratory engagement with his artworks. Social Behaviours will be celebrating his performances exhibiting some of the video recordings that comprise part of his practice.

The preview event will include a live discussion on some of the issues and themes surrounding Li Binyuan's work. Particularly the role of film and documentation in live art, what it means to disrupt social behaviours through performance and the role of the audience.

There will also be an opportunity to become part of Li Binyuan's art by entering a raffle to be documented receiving a prolonged hug from the artist at his live performance event on Thursday 14 May 2015.

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Li Binyuan - 2米45·跳远练习  2.45m Long jump exercises, 行动记录 单频录像 Action and video, 6′19″,2014

Mandarin Corner


Every first Saturday of the month - next session Saturday 2nd May 1.30 - 3.30pm - hosted by Joy Wang

Mandarin Corner is an informal monthly workshop, held at CFCCA, for those with an interest in learning more about Mandarin language and broader Chinese culture. The sessions are hosted by CFCCA volunteers and cover spoken and written Mandarin, across a wide variety of topics - often themed to CFCCA's current exhibition or other current affairs.

Sessions are free, informal and open to all, from complete beginners and upwards! It's a great way to test and develop your spoken and written Mandarin as well as gain a greater understanding of traditional and contemporary Chinese Culture.

Booking is not currently required however please do ensure that you arrive on time for the start of sessions.

For more information and enquiries please email: joy@cfcca.org.uk 

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Micro Micro Revolution


Micro Micro Revolution 微型小革命

3 July - 6 September, 2015
Preview Launch: Thursday 2 July, 6-8pm
Curator: Lu Pei-yi

Micro Micro Revolution aims to discuss the power of art through three socially-engaged art projects from Taiwan: “A Cultural Action at the Plum Tree Creek”, “Plant-Matter Needed” and “500 Lemon Trees”. They are all long-term, process-based and participative projects that see art as a vehicle for addressing environmental issues, as a form of resistance, and as a platform for exchange. Rather than taking a provocative position on social issues, these projects take another approach: soft strategy, eco-friendly attitude.
This exhibition will present some social and cultural aspects of Taiwan to UK audiences. Micro Micro Revolution will include a symposium, workshops, and events that will provide a platform for discussion around the key aspects of the exhibition and eventually develop new collaborations and dialogues between Taiwan and the UK.

Micro Micro Revolution is supported by Spotlight Taiwan

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Murmuration – Stockport College Degree Show 2015


Murmuration

10 - 14 June, 2015
Preview Launch: Wednesday 10 June, 6-9pm
Curated and produced by Contemporary Photography BA students from Stockport College

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art presents a range of works by University Centre Stockport BA (Hons) Contemporary Photography students.

We are proud to present Murmuration, a diverse group of 12 third year students coming together to exhibit their final collection of varying photographic disciplines. Each artist uses a different methodology from exposing paper to light while camping in a forest, to exploring various contemporary practices.

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