Mandarin Corner

Every first Saturday of the month - next session Saturday 6 June 1.30 - 3.30pm - hosted by Joy Wang

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: 

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Murmuration – Stockport College Degree Show 2015


10 - 14 June, 2015
Preview Launch: Wednesday 10 June, 6-9pm
Curated and produced by Contemporary Photography BA students from Stockport College

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art presents a range of works by University Centre Stockport BA (Hons) Contemporary Photography students.

We are proud to present Murmuration, a diverse group of 12 third year students coming together to exhibit their final collection of varying photographic disciplines. Each artist uses a different methodology from exposing paper to light while camping in a forest, to exploring various contemporary practices.

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'Murmuration' - Stockport College Degree Show (2015) - Rebecca Farnell 'Murmuration' - Stockport College Degree Show (2015) - Tahla Senior

Micro Micro Revolution

Micro Micro Revolution 微型小革命

3 July - 6 September, 2015
Preview Launch: Thursday 2 July, 6-8pm
Curator: Lu Pei-yi

Micro Micro Revolution aims to discuss the power of art through three socially-engaged art projects from Taiwan: “A Cultural Action at the Plum Tree Creek”, “Plant-Matter Needed” and “500 Lemon Trees”. They are all long-term, process-based and participative projects that see art as a vehicle for addressing environmental issues, as a form of resistance, and as a platform for exchange. Rather than taking a provocative position on social issues, these projects take another approach: soft strategy, eco-friendly attitude.
This exhibition will present some social and cultural aspects of Taiwan to UK audiences. Micro Micro Revolution will include a symposium, workshops, and events that will provide a platform for discussion around the key aspects of the exhibition and eventually develop new collaborations and dialogues between Taiwan and the UK.

Micro Micro Revolution is supported by Spotlight Taiwan

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Clemens Wilhelm

15 April– 21 June 2015

In Clemens Wilhelm's video “SIMULACRA” one observes seemingly absurd moments of Chinese tourists posing in a world which seems to have shrunk.

“SIMULACRA” was shot in the “Window of the World” Entertainment Park in Shenzhen (China) which presents 140 copies of the world's most famous tourist attractions.  A tour through the park simulates a journey around the world: the Gizeh Pyramids, Stonehenge, the Statue of Liberty, Niagara Falls, the Taj Mahal, etc. Each model's size appears to relate to its touristic importance. European and American sights dominate the Asian, African, and Oceanian ones. What do these iconic sites mean when they are taken out of their original contexts?

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Chinese New Year 2015

Public Screening in St. Ann's Square

Illuminos screening of Sun Xun's films onto St. Ann’s Church: 19, 20 and 21 February 2015, 6-10pm

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) presents the UK premiere of Sun Xun’s ‘What happened in the year of the dragon’. Three of Sun Xun’s films will be projected onto the side of St. Ann’s Church in Manchester City Centre as part of the city’s Chinese New Year celebrations with Heart of Manchester BID and CityCo. The films will be projected as part of a public art screening with digital public artists Illuminos.

The selection of films being projected onto St. Anne's Square includes:

- Coal Spell (2008)
Chinese Words (2005)
- What happened in the year of the dragon (2014) (trailer)

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Harmonious Society at CFCCA

Artists: Liu Xiadong and Pak Sheung

The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art has a 28-year history of showcasing Chinese artists from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the diaspora. It is now working nationally to extend knowledge about Chinese contemporary art within the context of the ‘Chinese Century’ and the global shift east.

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
Market Building
Thomas Street
M4 1EU

 Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00 – 17.00 (Closed Mondays and Bank Holidays)

Main telephone: 0161 832 7271

 Twitter: @CFCCA_UK
Facebook: Centre-for-Chinese-Contemporary-Art
Instagram: cfcca_uk

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Liu Xiaodong - In Between Israel & Palestine (2013) - image courtesy of the artist Pak Sheung - Hong Kong History Series- image courtesy of the artist

Harmonious Society at Manchester Cathedral

Artists: Zheng Guogu (Yangjiang), Li Wei (Beijing)

Manchester Cathedral is a Grade 1 listed masterpiece awarded a charter by Henry V in 1421. The Cathedral is a historic institution, a place of worship and a medieval tourist attraction. All welcome.

Manchester Cathedral
Victoria Street
M3 1SX

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 6.00pm, Sunday 10am – 6.30pm
(These times may vary during special events.)

Main telephone:  +44(0)161 833 2220

Twitter: @ManCathedral
Facebook: ManchesterCathedral

Click here to download the Harmonious Society Brochure

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Li Wei A Decorative Thing, 2014 photo Tristan Poyser Li Wei - untitled (2014) - image courtesy of the artist