‘The Other Stage’: Issues of Identity and Translation at The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art

Mitchell, Lily (2020) ‘The Other Stage’: Issues of Identity and Translation at The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art. Doctoral thesis, Birmingham City University.

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China’s growth as an economic and political world power and has placed China in a position of importance within the global art world. This influence has also become reflected in the growing visibility of Chinese artists who have been exhibited in international art organisations and art markets since the 1990s. Meanwhile, the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFFCA) had been in operation since 1986 as a small arts centre for British Chinese artists but later began to expand its scope of research to include contemporary art from Mainland China in 1998 as well as exhibiting artists of Chinese descent from a multitude of backgrounds to eventually become the longest running non-profit gallery for Chinese contemporary art in the UK. This thesis, produced in collaboration with CFCCA, analyses the of the Centre’s expanding role as an arts organisation over the past three decades, starting as a community centre for British Chinese artists, to an international and research focused art gallery. It will also discuss how the Centre’s exhibition history reveals the development of its curatorial methodologies from exhibiting China as a subject to using discussions about China as its primary curatorial methodology.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
30 November 2020Completed
Uncontrolled Keywords: Contemporary Chinese art, CFCCA, curation, Chinese art history
Subjects: CAH20 - historical, philosophical and religious studies > CAH20-01 - history and archaeology > CAH20-01-02 - history of art, architecture and design
CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-01 - creative arts and design > CAH25-01-02 - art
CAH19 - language and area studies > CAH19-04 - languages and area studies > CAH19-04-06 - Asian studies
Divisions: Doctoral Research College > Doctoral Theses Collection
Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > College of Art and Design
Depositing User: Kip Darling
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2021 15:25
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 11:53
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12381

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