The Arts articles

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Illustrator Stanley Chow’s Manchester Exhibition

Stanley Chow’s work is all about his home, Manchester. Born in 1974 he grew up, studied and continues to live and work in Manchester to this date. As a local club DJ, Chow started designing and illustrating flyers and posters for the venues he played in and has never looked back.

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Manchester: Largest exhibition of Chinese contemporary art

The Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art (CFCCA) is to stage the largest exhibition of Chinese contemporary art in the UK to date. It will feature over 30 major artists from Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and, exhibiting across six key spaces in Manchester


Maybe This World is Another Planet’s Hell

Jing Hu is an artist who examines ideas around flux, migration, urban-life with aesthetic codes as markers of identity and aspirations. She was born in China, grew up in Singapore and has lived in a few different countries. Art has been her visual journal depicting disparate elements in my life inspired by specific people and places.


Ai Weiwei’s acting debut in secretly shot film

THE SAND STORM (沙尘暴) is a dystopian science fiction film set in the not-too-distant future. It is a low-fi sci-fi short, made in China under the radar, starring the dissident artist Ai Weiwei in his acting debut (playing a smuggler in a world without water); shot by Christopher Doyle (“In the Mood for Love,” “Chungking Express,” “Hero”); written and directed by Jason Wishnow (the filmmaker behind “TED Talks”).