In response to changes in our programme brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, CFCCA are pleased to have collaboratively commissioned two thought-provoking projects:

Jasmin Kent Rodgman – nineteen ways of looking 

Responding to the portrayal of and prejudice displayed towards people of Chinese and East Asian heritage in the West during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jasmin Kent Rodgman’s nineteen ways of looking is a multidisciplinary performance designed to be presented and experienced specifically on social media platforms—an ‘Instagram opera’. Read more >

Jasmin Kent Rodgman, nineteen ways of looking (2020). Image courtesy of the artist.

Image: Jasmin Kent Rodgman, nineteen ways of looking (2020). Image courtesy of the artist.

 

Jack Tan – Tale As Old As Time

Jack Tan’s Tale As Old As Time is a series of Bone China afternoon tea sets inspired by a 19th century tradition of British ceramics that commemorated major public disasters on functional pottery. As a contemporary iteration, this work highlights particular moments of disaster in Chinese civil rights history that tend to be overlooked in the broader Black and Asian histories as well as the official canons of Chinese history in the United Kingdom. Read more >

Grandville, J. and Forest, E. (1839-1842). Commerce Anglais. Lithograph, asset no. 106779001. © The Trustees of the British Museum.

Image: Grandville, J. and Forest, E. (1839-1842). Commerce Anglais. Lithograph, asset no. 106779001. © The Trustees of the British Museum. https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/image/106779001. Translation: “You must buy this poison immediately. We want you to really poison yourselves, so that we will have enough tea to comfortably digest our beefsteaks!”