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Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester

Solo exhibition

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) welcomes back Yu-Chen Wang to close the 30 Years of CFCCA anniversary programme. During this six-month programme a series of changing exhibitions has showcased new work by artists from CFCCA’s history, all who have since gone on to achieve international recognition.

In 2011, Yu-Chen participated in CFCCA’s Breathe residency programme, during which she explored Manchester’s industrial history. This culminated in the publication of her first artist’s book The Song of the Machines in collaboration with CFCCA in 2012.

For this new multilayered exhibition, Yu-Chen reflects on her recent retrospective Nostalgia for the Future, Yu-Chen Wang: An Introspective Retrospective, shown at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM) to respond to the question: how might we use exhibitions to remember the past?

Nostalgia for the Future, exhibited in her native country of Taiwan, explored Yu-Chen’s journey to becoming an artist, her experience of life in the UK where she has been based for the past 15 years, and the relationship between memory and identity through an extensive selection of texts, images, documentation and re-enactments. At CFCCA, Yu-Chen will showcase works that re- construct her two-month experience in Taipei – playing with the “retrospective” exhibition format in order to seek a new way of re-telling a story.

This collection will include contributions from Andro Semeiko, White Fungus, Ming-Jiun Tsai, Yi- Hsin Nicole Lai, Kit Hammonds, Pei-Yi Lu, Helen and Elizabeth Wewiora, and Bob Dickinson.




30 Years of CFCCA

Book launch: 20 October 2016 at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester; distributed by Cornerhouse Publications

In conversation with writer Bob Dickinson

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester

30 Years of CFCCA | Yu-Chen Wang

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester