Extrastellar Evaluations II
21 October 2016 – 15 January 2017
Preview - Thursday 20 October, 6-8pm
CFCCA invites Taiwanese artist Chen Yin-ju to exhibit Extrastellar Evaluations II, an exploration of cosmic events and human behaviour through the processes of mythology, scientific research and artistic response. This exhibition is part of an ambitious co-commission between CFCCA and Liverpool Biennial to mark Manchester’s position as European City of Science this year.
How I Learned to Stop Worrying (1945-2016)
21 October 2016 - 22 January 2017
Preview - Thursday 20 October 2016, 6-8pm
This exhibition by Yorkshire born artist Kirsty Harris explores the notion of nuclear explosions as cultural, historical and aesthetic objects.
5 February - 31 December 2016
Part of 30 years of CFCCA
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 Takeaway, a 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.
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.
Art for the Environment International Artist Residency Programme
21 November - 4 December 2016
Open Studio: Wednesday 30 November 2016, 6-8pm
The Art for the Environment International Artist Residency Programme (AER) provides University of the Arts London (UAL) graduates with the opportunity to apply for a residency at a number of internationally renowned host institutions, to explore concerns that define the 21st century such as biodiversity, environmental sustainability, social economy, and human rights.
In November, CFCCA will be host to UAL student, Chloe Ting, who will use the residency time to imagine and create work that explores these global issues from a Chinese context.
AER was launched in 2015 by Professor Lucy Orta, UAL Chair of Art and the Environment. Through research, studio practice, critiques and mentoring, the AER programme is designed to envision a world of tomorrow.
Wednesday 30 November 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… China, Art and the Environment
Speaker: Chris Wainwright
Tea tasting: 7-8pm
*Price includes entry to the UAL artist in residence open studio event that evening.