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Thu 20 October 2016, 19:00 – 21:00 BST
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA)
Exhibition private view
Thursday 20 October, 7-9pm
Yin-Ju Chen, Extrastellar Evaluations II
Kirsty Harris, How I Learned to Stop Worrying (1945-2016)
I-Chen Kuo, Open Studio
Stanley Chow, InStangram
All are welcomed to join us for a preview of our autumn exhibition programme which features Yin-Ju Chen’s Extrastellar Evaluations II, presented in partnership with the Taiwanese Ministry of Culture and Liverpool Biennial 2016; new works by Kirsty Harris and an open studio hosted by current CFCCA artist-in-residence I-Chen Kuo.
Extrastellar Evaluations II by Taiwanese artist Yin-Ju Chen continues her research into dystopia, conspiracy and art history. An audio-visual installation, accompanied by objects, texts and drawings will explore the order and meaning of the solar system, inspired by Galileo’s book A Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems. This exhibition is part of an ambitious co-commission between CFCCA and Liverpool Biennial to mark Manchester’s position as European City of Science this year.
In Gallery 2, How I Learned to Stop Worrying (1945-2016) by Yorkshire artist Kirsty Harris explores the notion of nuclear explosions as cultural, historical and aesthetic objects through a series of Cyanotype prints, delicate silverpoint drawings and an audio soundscape which presents a musical account of every officially recorded nuclear explosion.
Through his practice, Taiwanese artist I-Chen Kuo interrogates the process of residencies themselves. He recently developed the STUPIN website, a platform for residency exchange allowing artists to directly swap studios and resources, creating new opportunities for collaboration. During his residency at CFCCA I-Chen Kuo has worked with different artists, studios and University courses across the city of Manchester to explore the concepts of collaboration and exchange, and this open studio will present some of his experiences.
Please note: your booking for this event does not include entry to the launch of our anniversary publication, 30 Years of Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, which is taking place earlier in the evening from 6-7pm. Attendance is strictly limited for the publication launch so If you are interested in attending please contact Amelia Mitchell by 14 October to reserve your place: email@example.com
Image: Yin-Ju Chen