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Thursday Late - Tsang Kin-Wah & Gordon Cheung
Thu 7 April 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 BST
30 Years of CFCCA | Tsang Kin-Wah
First trumpet in the new millennium
Gallery 1: 1 - 24 April 2016
30 Years of CFCCA | Gordon Cheung
Gallery 2: 8 April - 19 June 2016
Join us for on Thursday 7 April for the VIP launch of Tsang Kin-Wah's latest work; The first trumpet in the new millennium. This new installation examines the impact that the September 11 attacks in New York had in defining the new millennium as one marked by chaos, destruction and also creation. Kin-Wah takes footage found on YouTube to re-compose a new black and white video taken from different perspectives. The events of September 11th had a profound impact which resonated the world over, and Tsang Kin-Wah considers how the timing of the event heralded a 'new era'; the dawning of the new millennium.
Tsang Kin-Wah held his first solo exhibition in the UK at CFCCA in 2008. He is known for mixing language with floral patterns usually installed as large scale wallpaper prints or immersive projected installations.
We will also be launching a new exhibition by Gordon Cheung whose new works will examine the social, moral and political climate surrounding China's emergence as a 21st century global superpower, and the Western anxieties relating to this shifting global landscape. His exhibition presents appropriated Chinese propaganda posters that are fragmented using a computer algorithm. The fragments of these posters are used like sand to represent the acceleration transition of time from era to era, mirrored by China's changing ideologies.
Both these artists are exhibited as part of 30 years of CFCCA, a very special anniversary programme of exhibitions and events featuring some of the best Chinese contemporary artists working today.
First trumpet in the new millennium has been supported by Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London.
In 2016, CFCCA celebrates its 30 year anniversary with a high profile exhibition programme spanning 6 months featuring some of the very best Chinese contemporary artists of today.
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