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30 Years of CFCCA | Stanley Chow


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5 February - 31 December 2016
Part of 30 years of CFCCA

CFCCA Shop

CFCCA is proud to launch our new limited edition print shop with a series of exclusive works by celebrated Manchester artist Stanley Chow.

We originally worked with Stanley Chow in 2014 when we hosted The Takeawaya retrospective of his work influenced by memories of his childhood. The exhibition and accompanying sale of his artworks was extremely well attended and a highlight of CFCCA's programme.

My 1st home - Stanley Chow 2016

Lu Pingyuan


James Stanley, the Seventh Earl of Derby

5 August – 17 October 2016
Preview - Thursday 4 August 2016, 6-8pm
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Shanghai-based artist, Lu Pingyuan (b. 1984, Zhejiang Province, China) writes stories as a way to express his artistic points of view. The stories are partly authentic and partly fictional, often enigmatic and concerned with spiritual themes. His interest in the supernatural attracted him to the reports of mysterious sightings of a ghost, seen by staff of the Ye Olde Man and Scythe pub in Bolton and also captured on CCTV.

Kuo I-Chen Residency


Taipei Artist Village Exchange Programme

15 August - 14 November 2016
Open Studio: Thursday 20 October 2016, 6-8pm

Residency Space

Through his practice, Taiwanese artist Kuo I-Chen interrogates the process of residencies themselves. He recently developed the STUPIN website, a platform for residency exchange allowing artists to directly swap studios and resources, creating new opportunities for collaboration.

For his CFCCA residency, I-Chen will work with different artists, studios and University courses across the city of Manchester to explore the concepts of collaboration and exchange.

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aaajiao


Remnants of an Electronic Past

19 August – 9 October 2016, Preview - Thursday 18 August 2016, 6-8pm

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This year Manchester celebrates its position as European City of Science 2016. To mark this occasion, CFCCA’s programme will explore the boundaries between art and science through the lens of Chinese contemporary art. Opening this programme is Remnants of an Electronic Past, a solo exhibition from Shanghai based new media artist 'aaajiao'.

Trained as a computer programmer, aaajiao works extensively with new technologies through his work (even his artist name comes from the handle of his online presence).

Through reproduction of sculptural elements to represent a ‘digital graveyard’, aaajiao uses his own unique approach to contemporary technology to contemplate what happens to obsolete versions of software as technology moves forward asking the question, where does software go to die?

Dani Ploeger: Retired Cybernetic Organism #2


CFCCA
Saturday 24 September, 4-5pm | Free
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Part lecture part performance, this unique event explores the interaction between cyborg bodies and electronic waste.

Dani Ploeger is interested in the spectacles of sex, violence and waste in technoconsumer culture. His work encompasses computer programming, electronics, hacking, cultural theory and performance. His artwork has been shown at festivals including transmediale (Berlin), WRO Media Art Biennale (Wroclaw), RIXC (Riga).

Curated by Marianna Tsionki

Tarot Card Reading Workshop: Yin-Ju Chen


Godlee Observatory, The University of Manchester
Tuesday 18 October, 6 - 7.30pm | Free

A study of symbols, a trust of intuition, and a review of future.

Come try your hand at tarot card reading with artist Chen Yin-Ju, programmed to coincide with the opening at CFCCA of the artist’s new installation Extrastellar Evaluations II, an exploration of cosmic events and human behavior through the processes of mythology, scientific research and artistic response.

This free and fun workshop, aimed at 16-24 year olds, includes a chance to hear more about the artist's unique practice and will examine the symbology and evidence of trust used in tarot reading. The workshop will give you the opportunity to learn how to conduct a tarot card reading and interpret the cards.

This workshop will take place at the Godlee Observatory on The University of Manchester campus, which has been in use as an observatory since 1903. The workshop will include a tour of the observatory by the Manchester Astronomical Society.

** For the workshop please meet outside the University’s main entrance on Sackville Street at 6.50pm, where we will be met by a representative from Manchester Astronomical Society to start the tour.

Address: 60 Sackville St, Manchester M1 3WE

 

A Window On… New Media in Chinese Contemporary Art


Wednesday, 28 September 6-8pm | £3 TO BOOK CLICK HERE

CFCCA presents A Window On... a series of talks that will provide an insight into contemporary Chinese culture and visual art. The programme will be informed by Manchester's status as European City of Science 2016 and will explore the boundaries between art and science. The talks will be followed by Chinese tea tasting provided by our partners Proper Tea.

A Window On... New Media in Chinese Contemporary Art
Speaker: Mike Stubbs

Mike Stubbs, Director at FACT Liverpool, will explore the use of new media in Chinese contemporary art, looking at the different technologies available and the artists working within and exploring these exciting and diverse new mediums.
Talk: 6-7pm
Tea tasting: 7-8pm

Kirsty Harris


How I Learned to Stop Worrying (1945-2016)

21 October 2016 - 22 January 2017
Preview - Thursday 20 October 2016, 6-8pm

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This exhibition by Yorkshire born artist Kirsty Harris explores the notion of nuclear explosions as cultural, historical and aesthetic objects.

 

 

 

A Window On… Virtual Reality in Chinese Contemporary Art


Wednesday, 26 October 6-8pm | £3 CLICK HERE TO BOOK

CFCCA presents A Window On... a series of talks that will provide an insight into contemporary Chinese culture and visual art. The programme will be informed by Manchester's status as European City of Science 2016 and will explore the boundaries between art and science. The talks will be followed by Chinese tea tasting provided by our partners Proper Tea.

A Window On… Virtual Reality in Chinese Contemporary Art
Speaker: Marianna Tsionki

Researcher and subject specialist Marianna Tsionki will explore the use of virtual reality technology in Chinese contemporary art, looking at how this technology and its rapid development is impacting on art production.

Talk: 6-7pm
Tea tasting: 7-8pm

Image_ Shen Xin

MovISee: Yen-Ting Cho


Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
Saturday 22 October 2016, 10am - 5pm | Free

In collaboration with the Manchester Science Festival, CFCCA presents MoviSee an interactive and participatory event using the movement of the human body as a starting point. Become part of the artwork and explore the science and technology behind it at this unique collaborative performance suitable for all ages.

See www.manchestersciencefestival.com for more information