1. June: Free Guided Tour

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    This is CFCCA’s monthly free and informal tour, which take place on the last Saturday of the month. Join a member of our team to find out more about CFCCA, its history and current exhibitions.

    For this month’s tour, it is the chance to explore He Xiangyu’s ‘Lemon Project’ including his new film Sylvain as well as the newly commissioned 12 channel video installation by RAGE Collective. Both exhibitions are on until 21 July 2019.

    This event is free, but booking is advisable via eventbrite.

  2. Thursday Late: Artist Talk with RAGE

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    In this Artist Talk join RAGE Collective artists who will be discussing their new work for CFCCA in Gallery 2 on the subject of politics and protest in the Digital Age. They will also be answering questions about how they work, their collaborative practice and approaches to political artworks.

    This talk is part of CFCCA’s Thursday Late programme, where the galleries will be open until the later time of 8pm, so there will be opportunity to view the installation before and after the talk takes place, as well as the exhibition of He Xiangyu’s Lemon Project.

  3. International Archives Day: Meet the Archivist

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    Come and visit our unique Archive & Library and discover over 30 years of archival materials and publications from our rich history. Our Archivist will be on hand to guide you through the collection. You can also get involved with a series of free arts and craft activities for all the family.

  4. A Window On… He Xiangyu

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    Gain wider understanding and insight into He Xiangyu’s practice from a cross-cultural perspective, with this talk by Dr. Katie Hill.

    Dr. Katie Hill is the Programme Director of MA Modern and Contemporary Asian Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and also Director of OCCA (Office of Contemporary Chinese Art) a consultancy that promotes Chinese artists in the UK.

  5. Free Guided Tour

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    Join a member of the CFCCA for a free and informal tour. These monthly tours take place on the last Saturday of the month and are the perfect opportunity to discover more about CFCCA’s history, residencies and exhibitions. For this month’s tour, it is the first tour of He Xiangyu and RAGE Collective exhibitions. This event is free, but booking is advisable via eventbrite.

  6. Symposium: Transcultural Research and Curatorial Practice in China’s Contemporary Art

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    Organised by the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester & Inside-Out Art Museum (IOAM), Beijing

    Curated by Marianna Tsionki (Research Curator, CFCCA) & Su Wei (Senior Curator, IOAM)

    Supported by Asia Research Network for Arts and Media*

    We invite you to join us for ‘Transcultural Research and Curatorial Practice in China’s Contemporary Art’. This symposium, co-organized by the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester, and Inside-Out Art Museum (IOAM), Beijing seeks to emphasize the close relationship between research and curatorial practice both in China and internationally, and discuss the rich dimensions and potential of theoretical and artistic research through the creative application of curatorial language. Through the dialogue between curators and scholars we want to re-consider the political power of curatorial praxis and its role in knowledge production. By exploring China’s complex global exchanges in the field of cultural production we aim to unpick the particularities of transcultural curatorial practice and its role in interrogating Western narratives of modernity.

    Speakers

    Marianne Brouwer, art historian, curator & writer

    Qu Chang, associate curator, Para Site, Hong Kong

    Cosmin Costinas, executive director and curator of Para Site, Hong Kong

    Marko Daniels, director Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona

    Liu Ding, independent curator, artist, Beijing

    Marcella Lista, chief curator of the New Media Collection at the National Museum of Modern Art – Centre Pompidou, Paris

    *The Asia Research Network for Arts and Media (ARNAM) is an interdisciplinary network formed in 2016 by Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Salford and the University of Manchester.  

  7. Free Guided Tour

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    This is our monthly free and informal tour, which take place on the last Saturday of the month. Join a member of our team to find out more about CFCCA, our history and our current exhibitions.
    For this month’s tour, it is the last chance to navigate our group exhibition ‘Chinternet Ugly’ before it closes on 12 May.

  8. YouthLab: May Social

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    YouthLab is a monthly social session for young people 14-19 years at CFCCA. Come along, meet new people, explore our exhibitions and take part in hands-on creative workshops. Learn about international artists and contemporary art and develop art making and digital skills. No experience necessary, FREE to attend, travel expenses reimbursed.

    Each upcoming session will run 5-7pm on the following dates:

    Tuesday 16 April

    Tuesday 21 May

    To find out more about YouthLab visit our opportunties pages: www.cfcca.org.uk/opportunties

    Take a look at our previous work at: https://www.instagram.com/cfcca_youthlab/

  9. YouthLab: April Social

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    YouthLab is a monthly social session for young people 14-19 years at CFCCA. Come along, meet new people, explore our exhibitions and take part in hands-on creative workshops. Learn about international artists and contemporary art and develop art making and digital skills. No experience necessary, FREE to attend, travel expenses reimbursed.

    Each upcoming session will run 5-7pm on the following dates:

    Tuesday 16 April

    Tuesday 21 May

    To find out more about YouthLab visit our opportunties pages: www.cfcca.org.uk/opportunties

    Take a look at our previous work at: https://www.instagram.com/cfcca_youthlab/

  10. Thursday Late – April

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    On the last Thursday of every month our galleries stay open until the later time of 8pm – the perfect opportunity to enjoy our free exhibitions in a relaxed setting, wine and other refreshments will also be available.

    As part of the Thursday Late programme we also run a series of talks, film nights and other activities designed to offer insight into our exhibition programme.

    For this Thursday Late we will have a film night exploring some of the themes of our group exhibition ‘Chinternet Ugly’. This is the last Thursday Late for this exhibition, and so the perfect chance to come and see the exhibition before it closes on 12 May.

    Tickets for the film event are available by clicking on the related event link in the side bar.

  11. Thursday Late: Film Night

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    As part of our Thursday Late programme, CFCCA presents a free screening of Werner Herzog’s Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World. The self-proclaimed ‘internet Luddite’ Herzog ponders the existential impact of the Internet, robotics, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and more on human life in this critically-acclaimed take on our contemporary, connected world. Free, booking required.

     

  12. Art will not be silent: Wearable Art Workshop

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    Art will not be silent! Your voice can be heard… and you can be seen. Be creative and make a bold statement to become a catalyst for new ideas. This practical workshop will guide you through making your own wearable piece of art with artist Pui Lee, which will be followed with a march of self-expression.

    This is a workshop which is about celebrating diversity and openness, with an opportunity afterwards to show solidarity to the cause.

    Pui Lee is a British-born Hakka Chinese artist and arts educator, working throughout the North of England. Trained in a multitude of disciplines, her artistic practice is wide-ranging and she works using an interdisciplinary approach across both traditional and contemporary 2D and 3D art-forms. Pui Lee has exhibited and sold work both nationally and internationally.

    This event is suitable for all ages from 3 years plus. All materials will be provided.

    Tickets are £3 per person

  13. Artist Residency Talk: Will Pham

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    Join us on Saturday 16th March to learn more about CFCCA’s residency programme, including our international exchange programmes and in-house residencies.

    Will Pham was Artist in Residence at Taipei Artist Village (TAV) in autumn 2018, as part of an annual exchange programme between CFCCA and TAV.

    Pham will share his experience on his residency at Taipei Artist Village and his ongoing research into the nature of charity. This follows from his work at the An Viet Foundation, a former Vietnamese refugee community centre in Hackney East London founded by Mr Vu Thanh Khanh MBE. Pham developed new approaches in his practice concerning holistic and personal transformations as methods to address legacies of empire. He will also share his experiences beyond Taiwan to Japan, China, South Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam, as a way to explore the interconnections between local Southeast Asian histories and contemporary politics.

    Will Pham (b.1990, London) is artist working in socially engaged practice.  He graduated from BA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art & Design in 2013 and Postgraduate Fine Art at the Royal Academy Schools in 2018. He was awarded the ‘Breathe’ residency from the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art in Manchester to visit Taipei Artist Village (2018), ‘Gasworks International Fellowship’ to Hangar, Lisbon (2015) and the ‘CCW Artists Moving Image Award’ at The South London Gallery (2011). Forthcoming exhibitions include a solo show at Turf Projects. He lives and works in London.

  14. Thursday Late: March

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    On the last Thursday of every month our galleries and shop are open until the later time of 8pm – a chance to enjoy our exhibitions after work and in a relaxed setting with a glass of wine or tea.

    As part of this Thursday Late we’ll be joined by Dr. George Patsiaras who will be presenting ‘A Window On… Voices of Dissent’ which looks at the use of colour, comics and other bold imagery and use of digital technology by protesters in China and Hong Kong.

    Access to our galleries and Thursday late are free, tickets for the talk are £5 which you can purchase via eventbrite (click on related events to find the link) or on the door.

     

  15. A Window On… Voices of Dissent

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    Discover how protesters in China and Hong Kong have used colours, images, comics and modern technologies to challenge state authority in this talk with Dr. George Patsiaouras, Lecturer in Marketing and Consumption at the University of Leicester.

    This event is part of our Thursday Lates programme, where on the last Thursday of the month our galleries are open until the later time of 8pm giving an exciting opportunity to view the exhibitions in an informal setting.

    Tickets are £5 and include tea or wine on arrival.

     

  16. Free Guided Tour

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    Join us at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) for our monthly free and informal tour of our building and current exhibitions. For this tour, it will be the chance to navigate our group exhibition ‘Chinternet Ugly’ with a member of our curatorial team.

    Discover more about the artists we work with, our history and our programme as well as have the chance to get up close and personal to the art work. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about CFCCA and discover new artists. This event is free, but booking is advisable via eventbrite.

  17. Friday Lecture: The Umbrella Revolution

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    The Umbrella Revolution was a political movement that emerged during the Hong Kong democracy protests of 2014. Learn more about this contemporary city-based resistance movement and important element in the new and dynamic sense of citizenship in Hong Kong.  Our guest speaker for this Friday Lecture is Dr Julia Gillen, Director at the Lancaster Literacy Research Centre and Reader in Digital Literacies, Department of Linguistics at Lancaster University.

    This event is for anyone interested in learning more. Tickets are £5 and includes refreshments.

  18. Get Creative at CFCCA

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    For Chinese New Year drop in over the weekend to participate in a relaxed creative session including mindful colouring and collages inspired by our current exhibition ‘Chinternet Ugly’. You can even make your own meme! This event is free and will run on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm, so drop in, enjoy our exhibition and be inspired to create your own art.

    Free creative fun for all ages! No experience or materials required.

  19. Get Creative at CFCCA

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    For Chinese New Year drop in over the weekend to participate in a relaxed creative session including mindful colouring and collages inspired by our current exhibition ‘Chinternet Ugly’. You can even make your own meme! This event is free and will run on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm, so drop in, enjoy our exhibition and be inspired to create your own art.

    Free creative fun for all ages! No experience or materials required.

  20. Thursday Late with Research Corner

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    On the last Thursday of every month our galleries and shop are open until the later time of 8pm – a chance to enjoy our exhibitions after work and in a relaxed setting with a glass of wine or tea.

    As part of this Thursday Late we present the first ever ‘Research Corner.’ Led by CFCCA’s Archivist Katie Waring, you will be guided through our Archive & Library with a focus on artists we’ve worked with who have been inspired by digital technology and the internet to complement our current exhibition ‘Chinternet Ugly’

    Also for this Thursday Late we’ll be joined by the co-curator of ‘Chinternet Ugly’ Dr Ros Holmes, who will be giving a talk about the exhibition and more details about the radical new media artists working in China today. This event is ticketed – book yours by clicking the link in ‘related events.’