I first stumbled across this arts centre while walking around the city centre with a friend. It was the shop that attracted us, so we went in for a browse. Only then did we realise that this was both a shop and a gallery.
Going downstairs, we entered a dark room through a thick black curtain. The only thing illuminated was the exhibit; a slowly dripping funnel of sand which glistened into a heap on the floor. This immersive experience was designed by Lee Mingwei, and really put the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) on my radar.
Talking to the staff, I learned that the CFCCA host a variety of changing exhibits that represent various themes in contemporary Chinese art. They also host special events, such as their current 30th Anniversary celebration, which normally consist of full programmes of talks and screenings in partnership with Home (see article).
This spot adds a new dimension to Manchester’s art scene, I’d highly recommend a visit.