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Thursday Late - Yu-Chen Wang
Thu 23 June 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 BST
30 YEARS OF CFCCA | YU-CHEN WANG
24 June - 31 July 2016
Preview: Thursday 23 June 2016, 6-8pm, Performance: 6.30pm
Part of 30 Years of CFCCA
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) welcomes back Yu-Chen Wang to close the 30 Years of CFCCA anniversary programme. During this six-month programme a series of changing exhibitions has showcased new work by artists from CFCCA’s history, all who have since gone on to achieve international recognition.
For this new multilayered exhibition, Yu-Chen reflects on her recent retrospective Nostalgia for the Future, Yu-Chen Wang: An Introspective Retrospective, shown at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM) to respond to the question: how might we use exhibitions to remember the past? This collection will include contributions from Andro Semeiko, White Fungus, Ming-Jiun Tsai, Yi Hsin Nicole Lai, Kit Hammonds, Helen and Elizabeth Wewiora, and Bob Dickinson.
The preview event for Yu-Chen Wang’s exhibition will feature a live performance of The Island in Gallery 2, developed from the artist’s project of the same name (2015) and performed by Katherine Godfrey. This will mark the second collaboration between Katherine and Yu-Chen with CFCCA; The Splash and A Last Drop was performed at Manchester’s Victoria Baths as part of FutureEverything festival in 2011.
This preview event on Thursday 23 June 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.