Manchester hosts Britain's largest ever Chinese contemporary art event
Updated: 2014-10-04 14:36
One of the highlights of the triennial is the largest exhibition in Britain of Chinese contemporary art, taking place at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art in Manchester.
It features over 30 major artists from Chinese mainland as well as Taiwan and Hong Kong. The works are being exhibited across six key places in Manchester including ArtWork, The John Rylands Library, Manchester Cathedral, Museum of Science & Industry and National Football Museum.
The centre's curatorial team led by Jiang Jiehong, Professor of Chinese Art at Birmingham City University, and a former curator of Guangzhou Biennale, says the Chinese contemporary art event focuses on 'China's current socio-economic vision, which seemingly presents 'no conflict' but rather, almost poetically, a ' Harmonious Society'.
Since its launch in 2008, the triennial has attracted over 350, 000 visitors with more than 7.5 million people viewing public realm work. ATM brought together six venues in 2008, increasing to 18 in 2011 including non-traditional arts spaces such as Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics and Manchester Cathedral plus collaborations with four universities.
The festival has delivered 58 new visual art and craft commissions, performances and film, exhibited over 380 days, featuring 52 non-Briton and 50 Briton artists.