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Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art

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Address: 13 Thomas Street, Manchester M4 1EU, England
Phone Number: +44 161 832 7271
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The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (formerly Chinese Arts Centre) is...

The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (formerly Chinese Arts Centre) is leading the UK in exploring a changing international dynamic. Investigating the most exciting contemporary work coming out of China and East Asia today, CFCCA works with a wide array of partners to embrace a global century where Chinese art is moving firmly centre-stage.

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This is China's century and the UK is culturally, as well as economically, a long way from understanding what this means for the global creative community and its audiences. Contemporary art in China and East Asia is a dynamic force, fast gaining momentum, simultaneously driven by and questioning market forces.

CFFCA are leading the sector in showcasing Chinese contemporary art and visual culture, encouraging broader engagement with Chinese contemporary art through a lively and innovative programme of exhibitions, residencies, engagement projects, festivals, international projects and events.

With a proud 27-year history of "first" UK solo exhibitions, featuring exceptional artists that go on to achieve international acclaim, CFCCA is uniquely placed to provide people with dynamic experiences of innovative Chinese contemporary art.

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This was a surprise find as we walked around looking for a way to get out of the rain. The centre has been in Manchester for a couple of decades now, providing an excellent way of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 May 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I particularly like this. On a visit to the Northern Quarter we took the opportunity to visit as it often has highly-accomplished, reflective exhibitions. In one room was Joanne Harris' musical account of every officially-recorded nuclear explosion, with some two and three dimensional visual pieces in silk, silverpoint, bleach and light. In the other were Taiwanese artist Yin Ju Chen's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

This was a surprise find as we walked around looking for a way to get out of the rain. The centre has been in Manchester for a couple of decades now, providing an excellent way of culturally connecting the city with China. The place is very small, with only two exhibition spaces, each with regularly changing exhibitions by Chinese artists.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic success of the rebranding of one of Manchester's most established centres devoted to Chinese culture and arts representing artists from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and artists of the diaspora. Has to be one of the best art spaces in the city.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

chen man exhibit was great.. going back a few years but was good to see her work outside of magazines.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Interesting exhibitions, in a beautiful gallery space. Perhaps not on everyones radar but always worth a look given that entry is free.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

While in Oldham Street I saw the blue signs for Chinese Art Centre and decided to take a look. As other reviewers say this is a small venue. The current exhibition of 4 video pieces and the debris from a performance piece seemed amusing to me and I was glad I had popped in.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

Went on a speculative visit. Very little to see, the only exhibit on at the time contained mostly infographics about community projects. Decent facilities, might be better if there was something more interesting going on.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

A not great visit to this place, enjoyed the fairly modern exhibition, the film exhibition was very explicit, with a poorly located sign warning of the content of the film. Would not visit again, might possibly go depending on a future exhibition.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012 via mobile

An interesting small gallery focussing on contemporary art. Regular changing exhibitions. Check before making a special trip. Free entry. Located in the north part of the city centre.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

the Chinese arts centre hosts contemporary exhibitions and events including artist in residences, it has a well stocked interesting gift shop and is conveniently located in the Northern Quarter, close to Shudehill Bus Station

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