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PRESENCE: A window into Chinese Contemporary Art

FREE Exhibition Open Wednesdays - Sundays (10am - 5pm)

PRESENCE: A window into Chinese Contemporary Art

Lu Xinjian, City DNA / Salford and Manchester, 2016. Copyright Lu Xinjian. Photography courtesy of Art Labor Gallery, Shanghai.

To coincide with the China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors Exhibition at Liverpool World Museum, Culture Liverpool is proud to present a complementary exhibition of cutting edge contemporary art that celebrates the city’s current relationship with China, and looks to the future. The artists included cover a range of themes including consumerism, technology, connectivity and the individual’s place in the world today. The sculptures, paintings, installations, videos and photographs are installed throughout St George’s Hall, including spaces not normally open to the public. 19 works, never exhibited in their entirety will punctuate the gallery spaces hidden in the vaults of the Hall.


PRESENCE – A Window into Chinese Contemporary Art

The exhibition provides a window into work by some of the best artists from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, including: Luke Ching, Cao Fei and Wu Chi-Tsung.

All works belong to the University of Salford Art Collection and this is first time the New Collection of Chinese Contemporary Art has been displayed in full.  Formed through a partnership with the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art in Manchester, this Collection offers a unique window into artistic practice and 21st century culture across Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Please note that this event is FREE and requires no ticket purchases.

Open Wednesdays – Sundays only.

Event Date: Friday 9th February – Sunday 3rd June 2018


Location: St George's Hall, Liverpool

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Contact Details

Culture Liverpool, Tel: 0151 233 2008

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