Chinese Arts Centre has negotiable values

MORAL CHOICE: Negotiable values raises questions about the price of progress and the cost of climbing life’s ladder

By Will Astbury

A NEW exhibition which sees eight artists exploring the idea of ethics and moral choices has been launched in Manchester.

The Chinese Arts Centre, housed in the city’s Northern Quarter, launched the ‘Negotiable Values’ exhibition on Friday 22 January 2010.

The exhibition, which explores the notion of advancement and raises questions about the price of progress, is headed by artist Gordon Cheung who has in turn invited seven of his peers to examine the cost of climbing life’s ladder.

An international array of artists, including Conroy/Sanderson, He Chengyao, Rachel Goodyear and Wang Jun, will be taking part in Negotiable Values, which was the collaborative brainchild of Yan Yan, director of 501 Arts Space in Chongqing, China, and the arts centre.

Goodyear in particular will be examining the internal experience of and international consciousness of China’s development as its starting point.

Since the implementation of the reform and opening-up policy, China has embraced aspects of Western culture but is also now seeing the influence of China and Asia on the West.

Some of the artwork created and developed as part of Negotiable Values, which runs until 3 April 2010, will be displayed during the arts centre’s tour of 501 during the summer.


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