We are delighted to invite you to CFCCA’s symposium: Transcultural Landscapes on Art and Ecology as part of our programme surrounding the Micro Micro Revolution exhibition: launch on Thursday 2 July, 6-8pm
Symposium: Transcultural Landscapes on Art and Ecology
Friday 3 July, 10am-5pm
Tickets £10 / £5 Concession
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Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) presents a day long symposium, in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) held at the Whitworth Art Gallery, which seeks to connect international and interdisciplinary artists, researchers and cultural and environmental practitioners from Taiwan and the UK. The main purpose of the symposium is to discuss the role of contemporary art in addressing recent politico-ecological evolutions in contemporary societies, exploring relations between environmental art, ecological science and public engagement.
Continuing a major consideration of the Micro Micro Revolution exhibition, the symposium will act as a platform for knowledge exchange and potential collaborations, initiating a global dialogue. The event will focus on the correlation of contemporary art and environmental action, and the social implications and responsibilities of ecologically-focussed art practice.
Speakers include: artists Huang Po-chih, Lu Chien-ming and Wu Mali from Micro Micro Revolution along with curator Lu Pei-yi, Erika Rushton (Chair of Community Land Trust), Zoe Svendsen (World Factory), Valeria Ruiz Vargas (Education for Sustainable Development Co-ordinator at MMU), and Edward Fox (Landscape Architecture Programme Leader at Manchester School of Architecture).
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Transcultural Landscapes on Art and Ecology is supported by The Whitworth, MMU and Spotlight Taiwan
Huang Po-chih, 500 Lemon Trees, 2014
Image courtesy of the artist.
Micro Micro Revolution
Preview launch: Thursday 2 July, 6-8pm
Exhibition running at CFCCA from 3 July – 6 September 2015
Please RSVP for the preview event as places are limited: Click here to RSVP
Micro Micro Revolution aims to explore the power of art as a vehicle to address social change in Taiwan through three socially-engaged art projects:“A Cultural Action at the Plum Tree Creek”, “Plant-Matter Needed” and “500 Lemon Trees”. These ongoing process-based, participative projects use art as a vehicle for addressing environmental issues, as a form of resistance, and as a platform for exchange.
This exhibition will introduce visitors to environmental concerns in Taiwan such as land-use, pollution, and sustainability. The Micro Micro Revolution event programme will provide a platform for discussion around the key aspects of the exhibition.
For further information on Micro Micro Revolution visit : http://www.cfcca.org.uk/exhibition/micro-micro-revolution/
Micro Micro Revolution is in partnership with Spotlight Taiwan
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