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Thursday Late - aaajiao
Thu 18 August 2016, 19:00 – 22:00 BST
19 August – 9 October 2016
Preview - Thursday 18 August 2016, 6-8pm
This year Manchester celebrates its position as European City of Science 2016. To mark this occasion, CFCCA’s programme will explore the boundaries between art and science through the lens of Chinese contemporary art. Opening this programme is Remnants of an Electronic Past, a solo exhibition from Shanghai based new media artist 'aaajiao'.
Trained as a computer programmer, aaajiao works extensively with new technologies through his work (even his artist name comes from the handle of his online presence). Through reproduction of sculptural elements to represent a ‘digital graveyard’, aaajiao uses his own unique approach to contemporary technology to contemplate what happens to obsolete versions of software as technology moves forward asking the question, where does software go to die?
This preview event on Thursday 18 August forms a part of CFCCA’s wider Thursday Lates programme which seeks to connect with Manchester’s other art galleries in offering a joint late opening to access new audiences.