Asia Triennial Manchester 2014 (ATM14), the only Asian Art Triennial outside the Asia Pacific region, returns to Manchester for a third time on 27 September to 23 November 2014, with a vibrant and stimulating showcase of the foremost contemporary visual art from across the globe.
A major initiative of MIRIAD, Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University, Asia Triennial Manchester 2014 is a festival of visual culture that will feature a series of powerful exhibitions, commissions, and creative interventions by artists who live in, work in or address issues surrounding Asia.
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 including ArtWork, The John Rylands Library, Manchester Cathedral, Museum of Science & Industry and National Football Museum.
Responding to the ATM14 theme, CFCCA’s curatorial team led by Jiang Jiehong, Professor of Chinese Art at Birmingham City University and a former curator of Guangzhou Biennale, has focused on China’s current socio-economic vision, which seemingly presents ‘no conflict’ but rather, almost poetically, a ‘Harmonious Society’. Artists including Taiwan’s Chen Chieh-Jen and China’s Xu Zhen have developed new work in response to this era of unprecedented social, ideological and cultural transformation or are presenting work never before shown in the UK.