Date :Saturday, October 4th, 2014 | Time : 10:39 |ID: 17498 | Print

Manchester hosts Britain’s largest ever Chinesecontemporary art event hosts Britain’s largest ever Chinesecontemporary art event

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)

Britain’s largest ever exhibition of contemporary art from China has opened in Manchester aspart of Asia Triennial 2014, showcasing some of the foremost contemporary visual art fromAsia.

What is the only Asian Art Triennial outside the Asia Pacific region, the event in Manchester,opened on September 27, runs until November 23.

The triennial, a major initiative of MIRIAD, Manchester School of Art’s innovative researchcentre, is a festival of visual culture featuring a series of powerful exhibitions, commissions,and creative interventions by artists who live in, work in or address issues surrounding Asia.

Events are taking place across a number of venues in and around Manchester, including theImperial War Museum of the North, the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art, CastlefieldGallery, Manchester Craft and Design Centre, Manchester Cathedral, Manchester’s Museumof Science & Industry and the National Football Museum.

For the first time, Asia Triennial Manchester (ATM) also includes a business conference onNovember 6, which will focus on the Design & Digital sector (Smart Cities), promotingManchester’s ambition to become one of the world’s leading digital cities and exploit its globallinks for greater economic impact.

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