Cao Fei, Haze and Fog, 2013, (production still). Image courtesy of the artist and Vitamin Creative Space.

New Collection of Chinese Contemporary Art

This unique collection has been developed mainly since 2013 and largely in partnership with the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) in Manchester.   In October 2013 the University of Salford signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), based in Manchester.  For over 30 years CFCCA has curated and presented ‘first’ UK solo exhibitions featuring exceptional artists that go on to achieve international acclaim.

The artists range from emerging through to established, and artworks vary from painting, photography, sculpture, video and installation. What links these works is the artists’ connection with Northwest England and how, in different ways, they each reflect the changing world that we live in.

From 9 February – 3 June 2018, the University of Salford Art Collection presented PRESENCE: A Window into Chinese Contemporary Art in Liverpool as part of the city’s 2018 China Dream season. This exhibition was the first time that the University’s New Collection of Chinese Contemporary Art had been shown in its entirety.

PRESENCE: A Window into Chinese Contemporary Art exhibition catalogue. 

 

Artists in the New Collection of Chinese Contemporary Art include:

 

Digital still of video depicting an early computer tennis game.

aaajiao, Tennis for None, 2016. Digital Video (still). Courtesy of the artist and Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai

AAAJIAO (China)
Tennis for None, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man crouched over broken hammers.

Li Binyuan, Deathless Love, 2015. Live performance (still from documentation). Courtesy artist and Steve McWade.

Li Binyuan (China)
Deathless Love, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close-up on a human eye

Suki Chan, Lucida, 2016. Video installation (still). © Suki Chan.

Suki Chan (UK)
Lucida, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract painting of block colours hanging on a wall with a book on a stand to the right.

Chou Yu-Cheng, from Geoff Molyneux Series, 2014. Acrylic on canvas, installation. © Chou Yu-Cheng. Courtesy Chou Yu-Cheng and Edouard Malingue Gallery.

Chou Yu-Cheng (Taiwan)
from Geoff Molyneux Series, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black and white photograph of a window in the foreground and the view of industrial buildings in outside of the window.

Luke Ching, Window (Day 2): Room 118, Titanic Hotel, Stanley Dock, Regent Road, Liverpool, 2017. Photography © Rob Battersby. © Luke Ching.

Luke Ching (Hong Kong)
Window (Day 2): Room 118, Titanic Hotel, Stanley Dock, Regent Road, Liverpool, 2017
Wall: Room 118, Titanic Hotel, Stanley Dock, Regent Road, Liverpool, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still from a video of a woman staring into camera with blood smeared on her face.

Cao Fei, Haze and Fog, 2013. Digital Film (still). Courtesy Cao Fei and Vitamin Creative Space.

Cao Fei (China)
Haze and Fog, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A small model of a cinema with police officer figures outside.

Cao Fei, La Town, 2014 (production still). Image courtesy Cao Fei and Vitamin Creative Space. Purchased with support from Art Fund.

Cao Fei (China)
La Town, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A white leather laced shoe designed for a bird's foot.

Han Feng, Shoe for Bird, 2012. Mixed media. © Han Feng. Installation photograph by Museum Photography North West.

 

Han Feng (China)
Shoe for Bird, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A papercut of a Chinese symbol in yellow. On closer inspection of the symbol you can make out company logos.

Chen Hangfeng, Lu, 2013. Papercut. Courtesy of the artist. © Chen Hangfeng.

Chen Hangfeng (China)
Fu Lu Shou, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video still of two forearms. On the hand on the left the little finger is raise and on the one on the right the thumb is protruding will the other fingers are clasped.

Kong Chun Hei, Hand Practice, 2017. Digital video (still). © Kong Chun Hei. Courtesy the artist.

Kong Hei Chun (Hong Kong)
Hand Practice, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video still of a martial arts man in the air about to land on the ground. There are trees in the background.

susan pui san lok, Trailers (from RoCH Fans and Legends), 2015. Digital video (still). Courtesy the artist.

Susan Pui San Lok (UK/Hong Kong)
RoCH Fans and Legends, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black and white photograph of a man with his arms crossed in front of his chest, eyes closed and a cigarette hanging out of his mouth. In background is made up of an image of sky and clouds.

Wang Ningde, Some Days No. 3, 2002. Photograph. Courtesy the artist and Michael Goedhuis. © Wang Ningde.

Wang Nindge (China)
Some Days No. 3, 2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ma Quisha, Fog Series, 2013. Watercolour on paper. Photograph by Nick Harrison. © Ma Quisha.

 

Ma Qiusha (China)
Triptych from Fog Series , 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tian Taiquan, Totem Recollection 3, 2007. C-Print. © Tian Taiquan.

Tian Taiquan (China)
Totem Recollection 3, 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wu Chi-Tsung, Wrinkled Texture 027, 2015. Cyanotype. Courtesy of the artist.

Wu Chi-Tsung (Taiwan)
Wrinkled Texture 027, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A display of porcelain books of various sizes, placed on a green surface.

Annie Lai Kuen Wan, Lost in Biliterate and Trilingual,2014. Porcelain. Photograph courtesy CFCCA. © Annie Lai Kuen Wan.

Annie Wan Lai-kuen (Hong Kong)
Lost in Biliterate and Trilingual, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A photograph of a letter mounted in a frame.

Yan Xing, Letter to Mr Robert Peckham, 2012. Digital print. Courtesy of the artist.

Yan Xing (China)
Letter to Mr Robert Peckham, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lu Xinjian, City DNA/Salford and Manchester, 2016. Acrylic on canvas. © Lu Xinjian.

Lu Xinjian (China)
City DNA / Salford and Manchester, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black background with white stick like drawings on.

Sun Xun, A War About Chinese Words, 2005. Hand drawn animation (still). © Sun Xun.

Sun Xun (China)
A War About Words, 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chen Ching-Yuan, the (flare-s), 2013. Video installation (still). Courtesy of the artist and TKG+.

Chen Ching-Yuan  (Taiwan)
the (Flare -s), 2013