|Dates:||27 September 2014 - 23 November 2014|
|What is it:||Exhibitions|
|Organiser:||The John Rylands Library|
|Venue opening hours:||Monday 12noon - 5pm; Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12noon - 5pm|
|Who is it for:||General public|
A major exhibition of new commissions and UK premieres shown across Manchester city centre.
The John Rylands Library, in partnership with Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), presents ‘Harmonious Society’, a major exhibition of new commissions and UK premieres shown across Manchester City Centre. A key strand of Asia Triennial Manchester 2014, Harmonious Society will be the largest exhibition of Chinese contemporary art in the UK to date, featuring over 30 major artists from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong exhibited across six key spaces in Manchester: Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, ArtWork, The John Rylands Library, Manchester Cathedral, Museum of Science & Industry and National Football Museum.
Manchester has an unparalleled history of showcasing exceptional Chinese artists and this exhibition confirms the city’s greater cultural links with Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Over half the works are new commissions; many are site specific, made in response to the artists’ recent visits to Manchester.
Harmonious Society is produced in collaboration with Tang Contemporary Art (Beijing), Taiwanese Ministry of Culture and University of Salford for ATM14, with support from Capital Properties, T Museum and Manchester City Council.
Asia Triennial Manchester 2014 (ATM14) is the only Asian Art Triennial outside the Asia Pacific region, showcasing the foremost contemporary visual art from across the globe.
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