Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art celebrates its 30th anniversary
Featuring artists Xu Bing, Cao Fei, Lee Mingwei, Tsang Kin-Wah, susan pui san lok, Gordon Cheung, RareKind China and Yu-Chen Wang
In 2016, CFCCA will celebrate its 30 year anniversary in Manchester with a high profile exhibition programme spanning 6 months featuring some of the very best Chinese contemporary artists of today.
The anniversary programme will see CFCCA collaborate with 30 prestigious artists, curators and academics who have each previously contributed to the organisation at various stages of its 30 year history. This ambitious programme launched on 4 February 2016 to coincide with Chinese New Year; Year of the Monkey.
Throughout our history we have sustained a commitment to representing Chinese arts and culture in the UK. Today we are the UK’s leading organisation for the promotion of Chinese contemporary art, producing an internationally renowned artistic programme and developing a reputation as a centre for research.
Thursday 4 February 2016, 7-9pm
Xu Bing, Rarekind China, Stanley Chow & Lu Xinjian
The launch of 30 years of CFCCA opened a very special anniversary programme of exhibitions and events featuring some of the best Chinese contemporary artists working today.
Over 350 people joined us on Thursday 4 February to celebrate with opening speeches from Sir Richard Leese (Leader of Manchester City Council), Simon Mellor (National Director of Arts, Arts Council England) and artist Gordon Cheung and enjoy a selection of drinks, canapes and music.
In the galleries we unveiled an exhibition charting the timeline of CFCCA’s history; presenting internationally-acclaimed artist Xu Bing’s Book from the Ground project for the first time in the UK; and showcasing Rarekind China’s graffiti art project. Across the building we’re excited to be displaying newly commissioned works by Manchester artist Stanley Chow in his inStanGram exhibition and a site specific installation by artist Lu Xinjian.