Museum of Science and Industry
27th September, 3pm - 4:30pm
Call & Response is a series of sound explorations created in response to work in CFCCA’s Harmonious Society exhibition, as part of the Asia Triennial Manchester 2014. The programme brings together three artists; Rosanne Robertson and Naomi Kashiwagi from the North England, and Chi Po-Hao from Taiwan.
The John Rylands Library
16th October, 6pm - 7:30pm
The second of these sound explorations brings together three North England based artists Kelly Jones, Rosanne Robertson and Naomi Kashiwagi.
Saturday Night Salon: No Man an Island –Art and Politics in Taiwan
27 September 6:30pm- 9:00pm
TAKK Coffee House, Tariff Street
After two successful events in London, Saturday Night Salon is delighted to be participating in Asia Triennial Manchester 2014 with a one-off Salon on the topic of art and politics in Taiwan. The evening will feature artists’ talk by Chen Chieh-jen, Yao Jui-chung and Chen Ching-yuan followed by an open discussion
Art Critic Chen Zian’s guided tour
27th September, 2pm-2.30pm
Museum of Science and Industry
Art critic Chen Zian, the Taiwan correspondant for Artforum China, we’ll give a guided tour introducing the Taiwanese and Hong Kong artists’ works at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) serves as the main exhibition venue for Taiwanese artists and presents the UK premiere of Chen Chieh-jen’s 4 screen video work Realm of Reverberations (2014). Chang Huei-ming’s temporal installation, The Last Rose (2010), and Luxury Logico’s Solar, Manchester (2014), a mesmerizing artificial sun made from recycling street lamps, are site-specific installations that echo Manchester’s industrial past. Kao Jun-honn’s Malan Girl (2014) takes inspiration from the historical site of MOSI – the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway, Yao Jui-Chung’s video piece Long Live, (2011-21) and Long, Long Live (2013) filmed in ruins that had a significant political past but were left forgotten in the present day.
3rd November, 11am and 2pm
Imperial War Museum North
As part of ATM14 Collaborations, the Compassionate Communities project will engage with Asian and other communities in Manchester. This will reflect local people’s experiences and encourage learning based on the ATM14 theme, sharing traditional and contemporary skills using a “pass it on” approach and producing work to be shown as part of the main festival.
Conflict in Visual Culture Part 1 - States of Separation
Thursday 23rd October, 6pm - 7:30pm
Fionna Barber, Simon Faulkner and Dr Beccy Kennedy discuss creating contemporary art in boarder areas and zones of conflict, reflecting on the work of Liu Xiaodong.
In his most recent series of works, Liu Xiaodong explores the vastly juxtaposing environments of the two conflicting states, Israel and Palestine. Living in Tel Aviv for four weeks, Liu Xiaodong travelled throughout the Holy Land to witness and research the implications of religion, nationality, and cultural diversity.
Samson Young, Muted Situation (performance)
27th September, 2.30pm – 3pm
John Rylands Library
Live Performance- Muted String quartet followed by Q&A with the artist Samson Young.
Samson Young directs and stages a muted music performance, requesting that performers play with no less energy or seriousness but try to suppress and silence the ‘sound-producing’ part of the act. By removing the sound, audience expectations are thwarted. Do we imagine harmonies or discordant sound?
Pak Sheung Chuen, Resenting Hong Kong Series: Resenting My Own History (workshop)
18th September, 20th September and 28th September, 3pm – 4.30pm
CFCCA (Gallery 2)
This workshop looks at Hong Kong’s colonial past and current situation. The artist will invite all participants to work on a HK$1 coin, and the output will become part of the exhibition.
9.30am - 5.30pm, 29 September 2014,
University of Salford, Media City UK, Manchester, M50 2EQ
The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art and the University of Salford are delighted to present the Harmonious Society Conference as part of the wider Harmonious Society programme of exhibitions and events within the Asia Triennial Manchester 2014.
Tickets: £20 (concessions £10), including lunch and drinks reception. Further details and tickets can be found here
Yuan Gong & zag group
Live art performance
27th September, 1pm and 2pm, and 29th September, 2pm
As part of his large scale multimedia installation at ArtWork, Yuan Gong has also commissioned a series of special performances to reflect his struggle, which features live performers at Manchester Cathedral.