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