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PRESENCE / China Dream: Contemporary Chinese Art x Liverpool – Opening 8 Feb 2018

PRESENCE: A Window into Contemporary Chinese Art

Exhibition dates: Friday 9 February – Sunday 3 June
Exhibition opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm
Venue: The Vaults, St. George’s Hall, entrance via the Heritage Centre on St. John’s Lane, Liverpool
Admission: Free

Above: Lu Xinjian, City DNA / Salford and Manchester, 2016. (c) the artist. Image courtesy the artist and Art Labor Gallery, Shanghai.

Above: susan pui san lok, Trailers (2015), 4 mins, single-channel video (still).
Below: susan pui san lok, RoCH Fan (2015), concertina multiple (installation views, QUAD)


aaajiao, Li Binyuan, Suki Chan, Chou Yu-Cheng, Luke Ching, Cao Fei, Han Feng,  Chen Hanfeng, Kong Chun Hei, Wang Ningde, susan pui san lok, Ma Qiusha, Tian Taiquan, Wu Chi-Tsung, Annie Lai Kuen Wan, Yan Xing, Lu Xinjian, Sun Xun, Chen Ching-Yuan

PRESENCE is the first time that all the artists in the New Collection of Chinese Contemporary Art at the University of Salford have been shown together. The exhibition offers a contemporary view of Chinese culture to complement China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors, at the World Museum, Liverpool, and a unique insight into artistic practice and 21st Century culture across China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. PRESENCE features work by 19 artists that address a range of themes including consumerism, technology, connectivity and the individual’s place in the world today. Works on display include sculptures, paintings, installations, videos and photographs, installed throughout the Grade I-listed St George’s Hall.

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