In Virtual

Lantern making at CFCCA

Their doors may be closed but the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) are encouraging creativity, contemplation and connection thanks to a selection of digital events happening this month.

Lantern Making: An Online Workshop

Date: Tue 9 Feb – Tue 23 Feb 2021 
To celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Ox, CFCCA have worked with artist Stephanie Jong to create an online step-by-step Lantern Making Workshop that you can take part in from home, using simple, readily available materials and techniques.
Featuring three different styles of paper lantern, the workshop is aimed at all ages and abilities though younger participants will need support from parents or carers. It is available with either English or Chinese captions. Share your creations with CFCCA on social media: Instagram @cfcca_uk, Facebook @cfccauk, Twitter @cfcca_uk.
Find out more at http://cfcca.org.uk/event/lantern-making-an-online-workshop/

Sounds Like Scran: Listening Sessions

Date: Sat 20 Feb, 11am – 4pm
Prebooking required

As part of International Mother Language Day, CFCCA are working together with artist Semay Wu to create a Mancunian Audio Cookbook exploring the City’s language diversity through the common thread of food culture. Like a traditional cookery book, each ‘page’ of Sounds Like Scran will showcase a chosen dish. This dish will not be described by the instructions on how to cook it, but by the stories and experiences that surround it.
To support participants to have their food stories included in the work, CFCCA are facilitating informal, welcoming and free-to-attend 1-to-1 Zoom sessions with artist and facilitator Semay Wu. Share the story of your chosen dish, talk through your connection to the food and finally, retell your food story in your mother language.
Find out more and book your own Listening Session here: http://cfcca.org.uk/event/sounds-like-scran-listening-sessions/.
Organised in partnership with Manchester City of Literature.

Hansel and Gretel by Omid Asadi

Date: Throughout February
In his new performance Hansel and Gretel (2021), Omid Asadi invites viewers on a journey highlighting hidden aspects of the city below our feet. Whereas the story’s original protagonists are seduced by a trail of sweets, Asadi instead paints a trail of discarded and now inedible chewing gum, transforming them into canvases on the greystone pavements forest.
Asadi is an artist whose practise is concerned with the human condition, the relationship between migrants and the new places and contexts they find themselves in. His new work Hansel and Gretel is collaboratively commissioned by PROFORMA and CFCCA, and has been created in response to Asadi’s current exhibition Autopsy of a Home at CFCCA (temporarily paused due to the UK lockdown). The performance was first presented as part of LOITER, PROFORMA’s one-day live public art exhibition in January that connected Manchester with Salford. A documentation of the work is now available to watch on the CFCCA website.
Find out more at http://cfcca.org.uk/event/omid-asadi-hansel-and-gretel-2021/ 

Related

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA)
Gallery
Chinternet Ugly exhibition at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA)

CFCCA is a unique and intimate gallery which explores Chinese contemporary culture through socially engaged exhibitions, events and artist residencies. One of Manchester's hidden cultural gems based in the city's eclectic Northern Quarter.

Lantern Making: An Online Workshop
Virtual Event
Table set up for a lantern making workshop

To celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Ox, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) have worked with artist Stephanie Jong to create a lantern making workshop that you can take part in from home, using simple, readily available materials and techniques.

Sounds Like Scran: Listening Sessions
Workshop
Cartoon: headphones melt into a spoon

As part of International Mother Language Day, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) are working together with artist Semay Wu to create a Mancunian Audio Cookbook exploring the City's language diversity through the common thread of food culture.

Omid Asadi - Hansel and Gretel (2021)
Virtual Event
Blob of chewing gum on a road

Artist Omid Asadi invites us on a journey highlighting hidden aspects of the city below our feet. Whereas the story's original protagonists are seduced by a trail of sweets, Asadi instead paints a trail of discarded and now inedible chewing gum, transforming them into canvases on the greystone pavements forest.

0 Comments

Comments

Nobody has commented on this post yet, why not send us your thoughts and be the first?

Leave a Reply