Both Sides Now: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times?

彼岸觀自在: 最好的時代,最壞的時代

25 September - 6 December 2015

Gallery 1, 2 & Residency Studio
Associate Curators: Isaac Leung (Videotage, Hong Kong) & Jamie Wyld (videoclub, UK)

Artists’ film and video works from the UK, China and Hong Kong spanning a quarter century will be presented in a new exhibition that seeks to draw comparisons between the identity and culture of China and the UK.

By selecting video works from 1990 to 2014, Both Sides Now asks us to reinterpret excluded and forgotten images of Hong Kong from the perspective of the present day, including references to the recent pro-democracy Umbrella Movement and the handover of Hong Kong from UK to China. In reflection, contemporary artists’ film from the UK examines the culture and society of Britain, including the recent Scottish referendum. By bringing all the films together the programme offers a reinterpretation of the UK, China and Hong Kong, through the eyes of filmmakers and their personal readings of events and culture.

Both Sides Now is curated and produced by videoclub (UK) and Videotage (Hong Kong) in collaboration with CFCCA

David Blandy - Anjin 1600 Edo Wonderpark - WEB PORTRAIT

Enoch Cheng

Artist in residence
13- 20 December 2015

Enoch Cheng is an artist, director and writer. He received his MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, London, and his BA in English Literature and Art History at The University of Hong Kong. His practice involves the moving image, theatre and performance.

He made his debut film, Queen's Encounter in 2011. The film looks at the everyday subtleties in contemporary urban lives through seemingly mundane conversations - themes that he explores through his later works.

Since Queen's Encounter, Cheng has produced a number of films (Before Friday, I Hope You Don't Mind, All this happened, more or less: Olympiades, Operation Pina4) and two plays (Fishy Stories, Destination) with the support of Hong Kong Arts Development Council and Art Basel Hong Kong. His works explore recurrent themes of place, travel, fiction, memory, time and destination which he will continue to explore through his residency at CFCCA.

Enoch will be holding an Open Studio when he returns to the residency in December 2015.

Enoch Cheng 2015 - image courtesy of the artist
I hope you don't mind - Enoch Cheng (2015) I hope you don't mind - Enoch Cheng (2015)

Mandarin Corner

Every first Saturday of the month - next session Saturday 3 October 1.30 - 3.30pm 

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.

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