Exhibition

404 Resistance in the Digital Age: RAGE

24 May 2019 – 21 Jul 2019

Regular opening hours

Friday
10:00 – 17:00
Saturday
10:00 – 17:00
Sunday
10:00 – 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 17:00
Thursday
10:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

FREE

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Travel Information

  • Nearest bus station is Shudhill Exchange and Piccadilly Gardens is 5min walk
  • Nearest station is Victoria and Piccadilly is only 10min walk away

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In 1989 the world saw seismic events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall and Tiananmen Square as well as the birth of the internet. This exhibition uses this as an entry point to explore the changes in the last 30 years of resistance and the use of digital platforms.

About

404: Resistance in the Digital Age is a new exhibition concept developed for CFCCA by RAGE collective that looks at the ways in which civilians attempt to take back power from restrictive government in light of growing censorship and surveillance online. It explores the dynamics of online power relationships and the ways resistance movements now use the internet to counter restrictions such as hacktivist movements, revolutions organised through social media and the widespread use of memes.

Inspired by the censorship method of oversaturation of information online, this new work is an immersive film and sound installation. It uses archival footage from 1989 alongside new contemporary material, allowing audiences to reflect on the parallels between 1989 and today.

RAGE is an artist collective with a fluid approach to membership. The new work for CFCCA is conceived by five of its members. RAGE was established in 2016 by a group of international students who met while studying at the Royal College of Art. It was formed under artist Peter Kennard’s guidance.

Curators

Tiffany Leung

Exhibiting artists

RAGE Collective

Taking part

CFCCA | Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art

CFCCA | Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art

Manchester, United Kingdom

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