A gloved hand holding two 'love locks' and a padlock.

Miao Ying, Love's Labour's Lost, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist and CFCCA.

Chinternet Ugly

Artists: aaajiao, Miao Ying, Lin Ke, Liu Xin, Lu Yang and Ye Funa

A new group exhibition which navigates the messy vitality of China’s online realm – a space where artists can engage, play and debate.

This exhibition features works by six leading new media artists, including a new co-commission by University of Salford Art Collection and Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), by artist Miao Ying; and also work by aaajiao an artist already in our Collection.

Focusing on a younger generation of artists – the first to have grown up with mass digital technology – Chinternet Ugly invites the viewer to explore the complex and contradictory nature of China’s hyper-regulated digital sphere from the perspective of some of its most dynamic and engaging artists.

For further information visit Chinternet Ugly.

Launch: Thursday 7 February 2019, 6 – 8pm
Exhibition dates: Friday 8 February – Sunday 12 May 2019
Exhibition opening times: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm (closed Mondays)
Venue: CFCCA, Manchester

Chinternet Ugly has been co-curated by Marianna Tsionki, Research Curator, University of Salford and CFCCA and Dr Ros Holmes, Presidential Academic Fellow in Art History at the University of Manchester.