Preview: Wednesday 17 December 2014
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.
UK premiere of "What happened in the year of the dragon"
Exhibition preview: Wednesday 17 December 2014. 6-8.30pm
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.
19 February 2015
This new year CFCCA are working closely with CityCo to showcase Manchester’s cultural investment in Chinese culture and business. Throughout the lead up to Chinese New Year, CFCCA will be offering a selection of workshops to engage families and children in traditional and contemporary Chinese Arts.
In conjunction with CFCCA’s winter exhibition Stately Shadows featuring the works of Sun Xun, a selection of the animator’s video works will be projected onto the side of St Anne's church in St. Anne’s Square in the heart of the city centre.
25 February 2015, 6-8pm
METIS’ performance project World Factory investigates 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.
Café Conversations invite speakers with different perspectives to kickstart discussions surrounding questions of how we live now through a global perspective.