'Both Sides Now', Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester


BOTH SIDES NOW: IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES, IT WAS THE WORST OF TIMES?

彼岸觀自在: 最好的時代,最壞的時代

David Blandy, still from 'Anjin 1600: Edo Wonderpark', 2013

David Blandy, still from 'Anjin 1600: Edo Wonderpark', 2013

25 September - 6 December 2015
Preview: Thursday 24 September 2015, 6-8pm, Places limited - click here to RSVP

Gallery 1, 2 & Residency Studio
Associate Curators: Isaac Leung (Videotage, Hong Kong) & Jamie Wyld (videoclub, UK)

Artists’ film and video works from the UK, China and Hong Kong spanning a quarter century will be presented in a new exhibition that seeks to draw comparisons between the identity and culture of China and the UK.

By selecting video works from 1990 to 2014, Both Sides Now asks us to reinterpret excluded and forgotten images of Hong Kong from the perspective of the present day, including references to the recent pro-democracy Umbrella Movement and the handover of Hong Kong from UK to China. In reflection, contemporary artists’ film from the UK examines the culture and society of Britain, including the recent Scottish referendum. By bringing all the films together the programme offers a reinterpretation of the UK, China and Hong Kong, through the eyes of filmmakers and their personal readings of events and culture.

Both Sides Now is curated and produced by videoclub (UK) and Videotage (Hong Kong) in collaboration with CFCCA