30 Years of CFCCA – Xu Bing

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30 Years of CFCCA – Xu Bing

 

http://www.cfcca.org.uk/exhibition/xu-bing/

 

Gallery 1: 5 – 28 February 2016
 

Preview Thursday 4 February, 7-9pm places limited – click here to RSVP
 

In 2003 we invited the internationally acclaimed artist Xu Bing to launch our Thomas Street venue. His exhibition was not only the first in our current building, but his first exhibition in the UK.
 

Thirteen years later we present another UK premiere – Xu Bing’s Book from the Ground, a novel written in a “language of icons”. This 112 page novel depicts 24 hours in the life of an ordinary office worker, Mr Black, from 7am one morning to 7am the next, as he wakes, eats breakfast, goes to work, meets friends, looks for love online and goes out on a date. The book has punctuation marks, but no text; in place of words there are pictograms, logos, illustrative signs and emoticons, all taken from real symbols in use around the world.
 

In Gallery 1 we recreate the artist’s studio where over a period of seven years he devised his universal language, designed to be understood by anyone engaged with modern life anywhere in the world.
 

In 2016, CFCCA celebrates its 30 year anniversary with a high profile exhibition programme spanning 6 months featuring some of the very best Chinese contemporary artists of today.
 

To find out more visit: http://www.cfcca.org.uk/exhibition/30-years/

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
Market Buildings, Thomas Street
M4 1EU Manchester
United kingdom
+44 (0)161 832 7271
http://www.cfcca.org.uk/exhibition/xu-bing

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30 Years of CFCCA – Xu Bing Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art Main address: Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art Market Buildings, Thomas Street M4 1EU Manchester, United kingdom Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art Market Buildings, Thomas Street M4 1EU Manchester, United kingdom

30 Years of CFCCA – Xu Bing

 

http://www.cfcca.org.uk/exhibition/xu-bing/

 

Gallery 1: 5 – 28 February 2016
 

Preview Thursday 4 February, 7-9pm places limited – click here to RSVP
 

In 2003 we invited the internationally acclaimed artist Xu Bing to launch our Thomas Street venue. His exhibition was not only the first in our current building, but his first exhibition in the UK.
 

Thirteen years later we present another UK premiere – Xu Bing’s Book from the Ground, a novel written in a “language of icons”. This 112 page novel depicts 24 hours in the life of an ordinary office worker, Mr Black, from 7am one morning to 7am the next, as he wakes, eats breakfast, goes to work, meets friends, looks for love online and goes out on a date. The book has punctuation marks, but no text; in place of words there are pictograms, logos, illustrative signs and emoticons, all taken from real symbols in use around the world.
 

In Gallery 1 we recreate the artist’s studio where over a period of seven years he devised his universal language, designed to be understood by anyone engaged with modern life anywhere in the world.
 

In 2016, CFCCA celebrates its 30 year anniversary with a high profile exhibition programme spanning 6 months featuring some of the very best Chinese contemporary artists of today.
 

To find out more visit: http://www.cfcca.org.uk/exhibition/30-years/

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