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Mandarin Corner


Every first Saturday of the month - next session Saturday 8 August 1.30 - 3.30pm 
Mandarin Corner is an informal monthly workshop, held at CFCCA, for those with an interest in learning more about Mandarin language and broader Chinese culture. The sessions are hosted by CFCCA volunteers and cover spoken and written Mandarin, across a wide variety of topics - often themed to CFCCA's current exhibition or other current affairs.

Sessions are free, informal and open to all, from complete beginners and upwards! It's a great way to test and develop your spoken and written Mandarin as well as gain a greater understanding of traditional and contemporary Chinese Culture.

Booking is not currently required however please do ensure that you arrive on time for the start of sessions.

For more information and enquiries please email: hannah@cfcca.org.uk 

Enoch Cheng


Artist in residence
14 - 27 September 2015

Enoch Cheng is a director and writer. Graduating from the University of Hong Kong with a degree in English Literature and History Art, he made his debut film, Queen's Encounter in 2011.

The film looks at the everyday subtleties in contemporary urban lives through seemingly mundane conversations - themes that he explores through his later works.

Since Queen's Encounter, Cheng has produced a number of films (Fishy Stories and I Hope You Don't Mind) and a play (Destination) with the support of Hong Kong Arts Development Council and Art Basel Hong Kong. His works explore recurrent themes of place, travel and destination which he will continue to explore through his residency at CFCCA.

I hope you don't mind - Enoch Cheng - 2015
I hope you don't mind - Enoch Cheng (2015) I hope you don't mind - Enoch Cheng (2015)

Both Sides Now: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times?


彼岸觀自在: 最好的時代,最壞的時代

25 September - 6 December 2015
Preview: Thursday 24 September 2015, 6-8pm, Places limited - click here to RSVP

Gallery 1, 2 & Residency Studio
Associate Curators: Isaac Leung (Videotage, Hong Kong) & Jamie Wyld (videoclub, UK)

Artists’ film and video works from the UK, China and Hong Kong spanning a quarter century will be presented in a new exhibition that seeks to draw comparisons between the identity and culture of China and the UK.

By selecting video works from 1990 to 2014, Both Sides Now asks us to reinterpret excluded and forgotten images of Hong Kong from the perspective of the present day, including references to the recent pro-democracy Umbrella Movement and the handover of Hong Kong from UK to China. In reflection, contemporary artists’ film from the UK examines the culture and society of Britain, including the recent Scottish referendum. By bringing all the films together the programme offers a reinterpretation of the UK, China and Hong Kong, through the eyes of filmmakers and their personal readings of events and culture.

Both Sides Now is curated and produced by videoclub (UK) and Videotage (Hong Kong) in collaboration with CFCCA

Birdy Chu - Screenshot 1 - A story of Hong Kongers - PORTRAIT WEB David Blandy - Anjin 1600 Edo Wonderpark - WEB PORTRAIT

Ting-Tong Chang


Clockwork Dreams | 原形機器人 

Residency Studio
Artist: Ting-Tong Chang
Date: 17 July - 16 August, 2015

Former “Breathe” artist-in-residence Ting-Tong Chang returns to CFCCA to showcase a recent body of work investigating automata (self-moving machines) as a means to explore utopian visions. Ting Tong constructs talking automata presenting absurd dialogues exploring socio-politically loaded issues, whilst a series of drawings chart a journey through a mythical landscape.

The exhibition opens with the newly commissioned donation box So Far So Good to replace the much loved Pay-as-you-go (2012) situated by CFCCA's front desk. Every time a visitor donates a coin, Dr Fish comes to life, mimicking the automated information services of corporations with which we are all familiar. A TV nearby plays video documentation of the 2015 performance Whence Do You Know the Happiness of Fish?, during which Ting-tong constructed an indoor fish farming environment controlled digitally by the stock market fluctuations of industrial fishery corporations.

Ting-Tong was born in Taiwan and received his MFA at Goldsmiths, University of London where he currently lives and works.

Clockwork Dreams has been supported by National Culture and Arts Foundation and Taipei Department of Cultural Affairs
 

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Ting Tong Chang - Clockwork Dreams (2015)

Micro Micro Revolution


Micro Micro Revolution | 微型小革命

3 July - 6 September, 2015

Associate Curator: Lu Pei-yi

Micro Micro Revolution aims to explore the power of art as a vehicle to address social change in Taiwan through three socially-engaged art projects: A Cultural Action at the Plum Tree Creek, Plant-Matter Needed and 500 Lemon Trees. These ongoing process-based, participative projects use art as a vehicle for addressing environmental issues, as a form of resistance, and as a platform for exchange.

This exhibition will introduce visitors to environmental concerns in Taiwan such as land-use, pollution, and sustainability. The Micro Micro Revolution event programme will provide a platform for discussion around the key aspects of the exhibition.

Micro Micro Revolution is supported by Spotlight Taiwan and the University of Salford